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
|1 day Lesson
|2 day Lesson
|3 day Lesson
|4 day lesson (available over 6 days)
|5 day lesson (available over 7 days)
|6 day lesson (available over 8 days)
|7 day lesson (available over 9 days)
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.
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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.