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Falls Creek Resort Teen Academy


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.


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


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.


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

RIDE TRIBE 13-17 (includes lunch & lift pass)

 Full Day
1 Day
2 Days $372
3 Days $540
4 Days $697
5 out of 7 days$844
6 out of 8 days$977
7 out of 9 days$1072
Extra Days $95
*For Children holding a season pass a discount is applicable to the above pricing - see the Falls Creek Ski Lifts Ticket office.


It's now even easier to take your little ones to the snow with the Parents Pass. Parents can purchase a single 3 hour pass for $74 when purchased with either an adult full day or adult half day lift pass (lift passes must be purchased in resort and used on the same day). To be eligible for this deal, parents must sign up to Snow Pass and must live at the same address. The 3 hour lift pass is valid for 3 hours from the first scan. 

Enquire at the Slalom Plaza Ticket Office


  • Full Day and Half Day Programs commence at 10:00am with grading from 9:45am
  • 2 Day to 4 Day Junior Workshop Programs valid for consecutive days only
  • 5+ day Junior Workshop Programs allow for 2 rest days
  • Lunch and Lift Pass included in Full Day Programs
  • Any standard of skier or snowboarder catered for
  • Reloadable RFID Media card required for this product. Cost $5.00
  • All Snowsports School lesson products will require you to choose your lesson time and specify if you are skiing or snowboarding.
Falls Creek, Teen Academy


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

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


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

We can sideslip on one or both edges. We will further develop balance on both edges, and develop direction and speed control. We can do falling leaf and traverse across the hill on both edges, and do a controlled stop. We will learn/ improve single turns on both edges.


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.

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.


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.

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.