Falls Creek Resort Teen Academy

RIDE TRIBE (13 - 17 YEARS)

Ride Tribe is purpose built to cater for teens who want to learn how to ski or snowboard for the first time or continue to progress their skill set.

Run by our expert instructors, the program works to keep teenagers engaged and enjoying skiing and snowboarding with teens their own age and ability.

Children aged 15+ are also able to opt to join 2hr Adult Group Lessons

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

WHAT DO I NEED?

In most cases you don't need to buy a Lift Pass as this is included in the Teen Academy program (see pricing below) but your will need a Snow Pass ($5) with a Teen Academy product pre-loaded. You can do this at the Slalom Plaza Ticket Box or via the estore.

On the day of the lesson you need your child suited up with appropriate snow gear, gloves, goggles, skis/snowboard, boots and helmet (if you are renting it is best you organise this at least the night before).

*Helmets are compulsory for all children's programs at Falls Creek

WHERE DO I GO?

Check-in is at the Junior Academy grading flags in front of Cloud 9 at the top of the Falls Express Chairlift. You can ride Falls Express without skis.

LESSON TIMES

Full Day Programs  check-in at 9:45am. We recommend you arrive at Falls Creek an hour and a half early on the first day of your lesson to ensure enough time to collect passes, organise rentals, load the lift  and register.

Please make sure you check in at least 15 minutes before the start of your child's program/lesson. Joining the Halleys Comet line in Slalom Plaza 30 minutes before the lesson start should give you enough time.

Program Arrive fromCommencePickup
Full Day (with lunch & lift pass)9:30am10:00am 2:50pm

Falls Creek, Teen Academy
GRADING LEVELS

BLUE

SKI
We can make stem Christie turns on most blue runs like Main Street and Hwy 83. We will learn how to ski open parallel turns. We can make open parallel turns on blue terrain. Once making parallel terns and using our poles on all blue runs we will begin to ski comfortable on groomed black runs. We will learn a variety of parallel turns.

SNOWBOARD
We can do single turns on both edges or some linked turns.We will learn/improve our linked turns on green runs. We 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
We can make carved turns on blue and black terrain. We will learn how to ski in varied snow conditions. We will work on skill development, tactics and versatility at a high level.

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

SNOWBOARD
We 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.

We can turn confidently on black terrain, ride switch on green runs and are competent in hitting basic Terrain Park features. We will develop:
- Advance Freestyle - kickers, rails and advanced boxes
- Advanced Freeride - off-piste, powder, tree runs and bumps
- Advanced Carving - dynamic carving technique.