Junior Workshop

With a full day of adventure on skis or snowboard, including professional tuition, lunch and a lift pass, your child will be on their way to mastering the slopes in no time

We are pleased to inform you that Junior Workshop Lessons will be running 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, there have been some necessary changes to how Junior Workshop Lessons will operate. All Junior Workshop Lessons require a valid lift ticket or pass, which must be purchased separately.

Here at Falls Creek, we are all about progression and our Junior Workshop is the best place to be.

Whether your child is just starting out or experienced, the Junior Workshops are designed to work with all abilities and group children together based on their ability and age*.

Falls Creek's Junior Programs have an emphasis on fun and safety whilst teaching essential skills for young skiers and boarders. Leave the children with us and be assured they are in a safe environment with qualified instructors having an absolute blast.

*During peak season, children are grouped by ability and age whilst in the later months (September onwards) children are grouped by just ability.

The following Junior Workshop Lessons for 6 to 14 year olds are available for purchase for the period 29 June to 19 July only:

  • Junior Workshop lessons will commence from 29 June
  • Junior Workshop Lesson options are:
    • AM Lessons:
      • Check-in & Grading: From 10:00 am
      • AM Lesson: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • PM Lessons:
      • Check-in & Grading: From 1:00 pm
      • PM Lesson: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

What Do I Need?

Here is a list of essentials to pack for your child’s Junior Workshop lesson:

  • A valid Snow Pass card, with Junior Workshop loaded onto it
  • Skis or Snowboard
  • Ski or Snowboard Boots – these should be on your child’s feet when they arrive at Junior Workshop
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet (compulsory for all children & teens in Falls Creek Snowsports Programs)
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses to protect your child’s eyes from glare
  • Waterproof snow pants and jacket
  • Warm layers under outerwear
  • Ski socks (not cotton)
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves
  • Neck warmer/ tube or Balaclava
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher
  • Any special nut free food and/or medications (note that our Children’s Snowsports Centres are a nut free zones)

Falls Creek's Helmet Policy requires that all participants in Children's Snowsports Programs, plus any programs that access our terrain parks, race courses or similar activities wear an approved snowsports helmet. Click here to view Falls Creek’s Helmet Policy.

Please review the Snowsports School Information Sheet for a comprehensive checklist and further information on getting your child ready for Junior Workshop.

Where Do I Go?

Junior Workshop is located next to Cloud 9 restaurant, at the top of Halley’s Comet Chairlift. Access Halley's Comet chairlift from Slalom Plaza or if you're staying closer to the Village Bowl, you can ride Eagle Express Chairlift and catch the free Eagle Shuttle over to Cloud 9^.

If you can ski or snowboard down advanced green runs, you can also access Junior Workshop by skiing or riding from Eagle Express to Cloud 9.

If you and/or your child have never skied before, we highly recommend that you carry your skis on the lift to allow for easier and safer loading and unloading. You can ride both Halley's Comet and Eagle Express without skis or a snowboard on. Our friendly Lift Operators are on hand to ensure safe loading of you and your child.

Parents or guardians are able to accompany their child onto the lift for pick up and drop off without a lift pass if they are not skiing or boarding that day. If you are choosing to ski or board that day, you will be required to have a valid adult lift pass.

^Eagle Shuttle runs during peak times only. Download the Falls Creek App from the App Store to confirm whether the Eagle Shuttle is operational during your stay.

Grading Levels

Yellow Zone

NEW SKIERS
If you're new to skiing you'll learn about your equipment, how to move around, balance and glide, and how to snowplough and stop.

NEW SNOWBOARDERS
You will learn the basic skills needed to start riding, including getting mobile and side slipping

Green Zone

SKI
You can snow plough stop and would like to learn to snow plough turn on green terrain

SNOWBOARD
You can sideslip on one or both edges. You will further progress with your balance on both edges, whilst developing your direction and speed control.

SKI
You can snow plough turn on green terrain and would like to learn how to match the skis parallel. You are very comfortable on Green terrain and would like to try a blue.

SNOWBOARD
We can do falling leaf, traverse across the hill on both edges, and do a controlled stop. You will learn and improve your single turns on both edges.

Black

SKI
You can make stem Christie turns on most blue runs like Main Street and Hwy 83. You will learn how to ski open parallel turns.

SNOWBOARD
We can do single turns on both edges /or some linked turns. We will learn and improve your linked turns on blue runs.

SKI
You can make open parallel turns on blue terrain. Once making parallel turns and using your poles on all blue runs, you will begin to ski comfortably on groomed black runs.

SNOWBOARD
You can link turns on green runs. We will learn to refine our riding technique on blue runs. When ready, we can try some basic freestyle and the Terrain Park.

Black

SKI
You can make carved turns on blue and black terrain, and learn how to ski in varied snow conditions. You will work on skill development, tactics and versatility at a high level.

SNOWBOARD
You can ride blue terrain with refined techniques. We will learn to ride steeper terrain and learn switch, flat-land tricks, basic carving and basic Terrain Park including etiquette.

SKI
You can make strong parallel turn and can ski black terrain in all conditions. You will learn to ski the race course, bumps and all terrain in any snow conditions. We will be fine tuning skills at the highest level and carve turns through to expert skiing.

SNOWBOARD
You can turn confidently on black terrain, ride switch on green runs and are competent in hitting basic Terrain Park features.

You will develop

  • Advance Freestyle - kickers, rails and advanced boxes
  • Advanced Freeride - off-piste, powder, tree runs and bumps
  •  Advanced Carving - dynamic carving technique.