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Junior Workshop

See your child progress in Junior Workshop from first-timers to advanced skiers and snowboarders with a lifelong passion for the snow.

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

 

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Junior Workshop is a progressive learning environment for all children, catering from those just starting out to experienced skiers and snowboarders looking to advance specific skills. With a full day of adventure on the slopes with supportive and fun staff, your child will be on their way to mastering snowsports in no time. 

Reasons to take a lesson

Junior Workshop programs have an emphasis on fun and safety while teaching essential skills for young skiers and snowboarders to develop their love of the snow. Book now and your child will enjoy these benefits:

  • A safe and supportive environment with our friendliest instructors
  • A progessive learning experience with children arranged into groups based on ability and age*
  • A  purpose-built area, fitted with its own private kitchen and toilet facilities
  • A fully catered lunch, as well as access to water throughout the day
  • Indoor staff to assist with any of your child's needs
  • Skip lift lines with our priority loading
  • Your child will explore the mountain in ways they've never seen before!

*July - August only, during peak periods. 

What to bring along

Your child will need to have a valid Snow Pass card, with Junior Workshop loaded onto it. Your child will also need to be suited up with their snow gear, helmet, skis and boots. Pre-purchase online to save yourself time and money by clicking here

Falls Creek's Helmet Policy requires that all participants in children's snowsport 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.

Download the Snowsports School Information Sheet for a comprehensive checklist to get your child ready for Junior Workshop. 

Lesson Times

Junior Workshop offers full day lessons, so your child will need to be dropped off and picked up at the following times:

Full Day Lesson*
Drop off and registration: from 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM for grading
Lessons commence: 10:00 AM
Pick up: 2:50 PM

*Full Day lessons include lunch. 

Meeting Areas

To get to Junior Workshop, you will need to access Halley's Comet chairlift from Slalom Plaza to Cloud 9. Alternatively, if you're staying closer to the Village Bowl, you can ride Eagle Express and catch the free Eagle Shuttle over^. 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 snowboarding 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, so download the Falls Creek App in the App Store today to check whether the Eagle Shuttle is operational during your stay.

 Junior Workshop Including Lift Ticket Online 1+ Day 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

*Junior Workshop does not include a Snow Pass card. 

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 Highway 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.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding skills will work on the following:
Freestyle: kickers, rails and advanced boxes
Free ride: off-piste, powder, tree runs and bumps
Carving: dynamic carving technique. 

Pre-purchase online to save yourself time and money. Lessons can also be booked in resort at The Home Base, Base One, Base Two, Slalom Plaza Ticket Office and the Snowsports School Office in Cloud 9.

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For further enquiries, contact our friendly Sales and Reservations team via phone or email. 

Phone: 03 5758 1000
Email: snowsports@fallscreek.net

 

Make sure your kids are ready for a fun day on the slopes with our Kids Lessons Checklist!

Before they come to our kids lessons, your child will require the following equipment and gear:

  • Skis or snowboard
  • Poles*
  • Helmet 
  • Goggles
  • Neck warmer or balaclava
  • Waterproof outwear, including jacket and pants
  • Thermals and warm layers
  • Waterproof mittens
  • Ski socks 
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Any special food^ and/or medications
  • Sunscreen SPF 30+ or higher

*Poles are not required for PAW Patrol Snowclub
^Please do not bring nuts, as our Snowsports School strives to minimize contact with nuts. 

 

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