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Junior Workshop

Here at Falls Creek, we are all about progression. Our Junior Workshop is where you can learn to ski or snowboard, or progress the skills you already have!

 

Junior Workshop is for children aged 6-14 years old.

 

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With a full day of adventure on the slopes which includes professional tuition, lunch, snacks, drinks and a lift pass, your child will be on their way to mastering skiing or boarding in no time. Whether your child is just starting out or experienced, Junior Workshops is designed to cater for all children by grading and grouping them based on their ability and age*.

Falls Creek's Junior Workshop 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.

If you require rental equipment for your child head to one of our 3 in resort rental locations. If you're hiring rental equipment on the day of your lesson, we recommend allowing 1.5 hours before your lesson to collect your gear. During peak times we also recommend arriving in Slalom Plaza to ride Halley's Comet 30 minutes before your lessons grading time opens.

Check out the Snowsports School Information Sheet for a comprehensive check list and information to get your kid ready for Snowsports School.

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

*Helmets are compulsory at Falls Creek to ensure the safety of all our guests, for more information click here to view Falls Creek’s Helmet Policy.

 Child Lesson Including Lift Ticket Online in advance In resort
1 day Lesson $176 $194
2 day Lesson $339 $372
3 day Lesson $491 $540
4 day lesson (available over 6 days) $633 $697
5 day lesson (available over 7 days) $768 $844
6 day lesson (available over 8 days) $888 $977
7 day lesson (available over 9 days) $974 $1,072

Getting to Junior Workshop

To get to the Junior Workshop area you will need to ride Halley's Comet Chairlift from Slalom Plaza. Alternatively if you're staying closer to the Village Bowl, you can ride Eagle Express and catch the free Eagle Shuttle to the Junior Workshop area.* If you are a strong green run skiier/boarder or above you can also access the Junior Workshop by riding from the top of Eagle Express to the Snowsports School area. 

You can ride Halley's Comet without skis on and our lifty's are on hand to ensure safe loading of you and your child. 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. 

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

*Eagle Shuttle runs during peak times, please download the Falls Creek App in the app store to check whether the shuttle is operational during your stay. 

Meeting Place

The Junior Workshop area is at the far end of Cloud 9  - head left when you unload from Halley's Comet Chairlift. The Junior Workshop area is clearly marked with SpongeBob Flags;

On Snow Ability

When you arrive at the Snowsports School you will be required to head to a flag that best represents your ability to ski or board. 

To determine your ability on the snow check out our Grading Levels, your grading level will be the flag you head to on the day of your lesson. From here, our professional instructors will ensure that you are placed in a group that will allow the greatest personal development.

Drop off & pick up times

Your child will need to be dropped off and picked up at the Junior Workshop meeting place.  

All Day Lesson : Drop off at 9:30am for grading, lessons commece at 9:45am --- Pick up 2:50pm 

If it is your childs first day we recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your lesson. 

Maximise your savings. Book lessons in advance online to get the best price and save on window pricing.

Bookings are essential to secure your childs spot in Junior Workshop and to ensure we can cater to your childs needs.

Book online to get the best price.  Bookings can also be made in resort, but pricing will increase from online price. 

Make sure you're ready for your childs lesson by downloading the Snowsports School Information Sheet.

 

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YELLOW ZONE


SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' SQUAD (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.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' SQUAD (NEW SNOWBOARDERS)

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

GREEN ZONE


PLANKTON'S PLATOON (SKI)

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

PLANKTON'S PLATOON (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.

GARY'S GANG (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.

GARY'S GANG (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.
 

BLUE ZONE


PATRICK'S POSSE (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.

PATRICK'S POSSE (SNOWBOARD)

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

SQUIDWARD'S  SOCIETY (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.

SQUIDWARD'S  SOCIETY (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 ZONE


MR. KRABS' CLIQUE (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.

MR. KRABS' CLIQUE (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.

SANDY'S SYNDICATE (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.

SANDY'S SYNDICATE (SNOWBOARD)

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

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

Bookings are essential. Book online via our estore or contact our team at the Snowsports School.

Phone 03 5758 1000 or email tickets@fallscreek.net

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Make sure your kids are ready for a fun day on the slopes;

Kids Snowschool Check List

  • Skis or Snowboard
  • Poles (NOT USUALY REQUIRED FOR SnowClub 3-5yrs)
  • Helmet (compulsory for all children & teens in Falls Creek SnowSport Programs)
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses
  • Waterproof snow pants and jacket
  • Ski socks (not cotton)
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves
  • Neck warmer/ tube or Balaclava
  • Any special NUT FREE food* and/or medications (*Our kids centres are a NUT FREE ZONES) - Refer to Allergy, Asthma & Medical Condition Information
  • Any special food and/or medications
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher

 

Terms and Conditions
  • Children participating in Group Lessons Only will need a valid lift ticket or season pass to participate. These are FOC for 3-5 year olds, but do require a valid Snow Pass Card.
  • Prices do NOT include the $5.00 Snow Pass Card fee.
  • A Falls Creek/Hotham Snow Pass Card is required when purchasing a lift ticket and lesson products. This includes under 5 & over 70’s and these cards can be reloaded (not only this season but in future seasons).
  • The Snow Pass Card fee is applicable for guests who do not already have a re-loadable Hotham/Falls Creek Snow Pass Card.
  • If a card is lost or stolen, a replacement card will be required to be purchased.
  • Full Day Program include lunch daily and all-day lift ticket
  • Snow Club, Junior Workshop & Teen Programs cater for any standard of skier or boarder.
  • All 2 and 3 day tickets are valid for consecutive days. 4 of 6; 5 of 7; 6 of 8 and 7 of 9 day lift products allow for rest days.
  • All children need to be at least 3 years of age and completely toilet trained to attend any of our snow sport programs.   If your child is 2 years old and would like to give skiing a try, this can be arranged via a private lesson.
  • Please note: Children aged 6 are permitted to participate in Snowclub
  • To book a private lesson phone the Snowsports School on 03 5758 1000