Group Snowboard Lessons

Falls Creek is regarded as one of Australia's top boarding spots, with highly experienced boarding instructors to match

Your experienced boarding instructor will have you cruising the best runs for your level, with no lift lines, as you take advantage of the Snowsports School express line entry. You'll meet up with other boarders of similar ability and you'll be cruising the slopes in no time.

Adult Group Lessons are available from age 15+.

We are pleased to be able to offer Adult Group Lessons for the 2020 season. As a result of the impacts to the season from COVID-19 and to provide the safest experience for guests and employees, we have made some necessary changes to how Adult Group Lessons will operate. Please click here to find out more and we thank you for your continued patience.

The following Adult Group Lessons are available for purchase for the period 13 July to 19 July only:

  • Adult Group Lessons (15+) will commence 13 July
  • Adult Group Lesson options are 10:30 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Adult PM Group Lessons will be capped at 5 guests per Instructor

Reasons to take a lesson:

Whether you’re new to the slopes or a veteran of your sport, group lessons are a great way to learn, improve or refine your skills. When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, our Snowsports School instructors are your personal trainers, here to elevate you to the next level. Get involved and enjoy these benefits:

  • First class advice in a safe and supportive environment
  • Learn with people of a similar ability
  • Skip lift lines with our priority loading
  • Explore the mountain in ways you've never seen before!

Choosing the best lesson for you:

Morning Group Lesson
Start fresh in the morning with a lesson to elevate your skiing for the rest of the day. Our morning group lessons will see you learning alongside others of similar ability in a larger group environment. Our morning group sessions run from 10:30am to 12:30pm* to ensure you get the most out of your lesson!*

Afternoon Max 5
Progress your skills to set you up for the rest of your holiday. The afternoon Max 5 caters for an intimate group experience, where you will learn alongside others of similar ability in a smaller group environment. Our afternoon sessions run from 1:30pm to 3:30pm*, making afternoon to practice those skills!

*If there are fewer than 3 guests in an adult group lesson, Falls Creek Snowsports reserves the right to reduce the lesson duration. 

Lesson Times:

Falls Creek Snowsports School offers adult group lessons twice a day through the main season. All adult group lessons meet at the top of Halley's Comet chairlift, opposite Cloud 9.

Morning Group Lesson:

  • Arrival Time: 10.15 am
  • Lesson Start Time: 10.30 am
  • Lesson End Time: 12.30 pm*

Afternoon Max 5:

  • Arrival Time: 1.15 pm
  • Lesson Start Time: 1.30 pm
  • Lesson End Time: 3.30 pm*

*If there are fewer than 3 guests in an adult group lesson, Falls Creek Snowsports reserves the right to reduce the lesson duration. 

Meeting Areas:

All adult group lessons meet at the top of Halley's Comet chairlift, opposite Cloud 9 Falls Creek.

When you arrive at the top of Halley's Comet chairlift and look straight ahead down toward “Moustrap”, you will see coloured flags to the left clearly labelled "SKI" for our skiers and coloured flags to the right labelled "SNOWBOARD" for our snowboarders. All adult group lessons meet at these flags. Refer to our Grading Levels for information about the best level for you.

We recommend joining the Halley's Comet chairlift line in Slalom Plaza or Eagle Express chairlift in the Village Bowl at least 30 minutes before the lesson start time.

What to bring along:

You will need to have a valid Snow Pass card, with a lift pass and your lesson loaded onto it. You will also need to be suited up with your snow gear, helmet, skis and boots or snowboard and boots. Pre-purchase online to save yourself time and money by clicking here.

Levels

Yellow Zone - First Timers

If you've never boarded before or would like to start from the very beginning, the Learn to Ride program will be perfect.

This reduced price pass and lesson combo lets you access the lifts best suited to beginners and opens up new terrain as you progress.

Green Zone

  1. You can sideslip on one or both edges. You'll learn to further balance on both edges and develop direction and speed control.
  2. You can do falling leaf and traverse across the hill on both edges and do a controlled stop. You will learn/improve single turns on both edges.
  3. You are comfortable on green terrain like Drovers Dream and would like to try a blue slope.

Blue Zone

  1. You can do single turns on both edges. You'll develop your linked turns on green runs.
  2. You can link turns on green runs. You'll learn to refine your riding technique on blue runs.
  3. When ready, you'll try some basic freestyle in the Terrain Park, and try a black slope.

Black Zone

  1. You'll learn to ride steeper terrain and how to ride switch. You'll learn flat-land tricks, basic carving and basic Terrain Park etiquette.
  2. You can turn confidently on black terrain, ride switch on green terrain and are competent in hitting basic Terrain Park features.
  3. You're comfortable on all black terrain and would like to explore the off piste.