13-17 year old | Comfortable on blue terrain & above
From 2019, the Ride Tribe program is purpose built to cater for teens who are already comfortable on Blue Terrain and above, who want to continue to progress their skiing and snowboarding skills all over the mountain and in our Terrain Parks.
Run by our expert instructors, the program works to keep teenagers engaged and enjoy ripping it up with other teens of similar age and ability.
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 1.5hrs 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 teen ready for Snowsports School.
*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)
|Additional Day Lesson
Getting to Ride Tribe
To get to the Ride Tribe 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 skier/boarder or above you can also access the Junior Workshop by riding from the top of Eagle Express to the Snowschool area.
You can ride Halleys 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 safe disembarkation.
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 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, please download the Falls Creek App in the app store to check whether the shuttle is operational during your stay.
The Ride Tribe area is at the far end of Cloud 9 - head left when you disembark Halley's Comet Chairlift. The Ride Tribe area is clearly marked with Flags with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles;
On Snow Ability
When you arrive at Snowschool you will required to head to a flag that best represents your ability to ski or board. From 2019, Ride Tribe is designed for teens comfortable on Blue Terrain and above.
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.
Drop off & pick up times
Your child will be dropped off and picked up at the Ride Tribe meeting place.
All Day Lesson : Drop off at 9:30am for grading, lessons commence at 9:45am --- Pick up 2:50pm
If it is your child's 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 child's spot in Junior Workshop and to ensure we can cater to your child's 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 teens lesson by downloading the Snowsports School Information Sheet.
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You can make Stem Christie turns on most blue runs like Main Street and Hwy 83. You will continue to learn how to ski open parallel turns.
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 comfortable on groomed black runs, and will learn a variety of parallel turns.
We can do single turns on both edges or some linked turns. You will continue to learn/improve your linked turns on green runs.
You can link turns on green runs, and will learn to refine your riding technique on blue runs. When ready, you can try some basic freestyle and the Terrain Park.
You can make carved turns on blue and black terrain, and will learn how to ski in varied snow conditions. You will continue to work on skill development, tactics and versatility at a high level.
You can make strong parallel turn and can ski black terrain in all conditions. You will then learn to ski the race course, bumps and all terrain in any snow conditions. You will be fine tuning skills at the highest level and carving turns through to expert skiing.
You can ride blue terrain with refined techniques, and will continue to learn to ride steeper terrain. You will develop skills in switch, flat-land tricks, basic carving and basic Terrain Park including etiquette.
You can turn confidently on black terrain, ride switch on green runs and are competent in hitting basic Terrain Park features, and will develop:
Advance Freestyle - kickers, rails and advanced boxes
Advanced Free ride - off-piste, powder, tree runs and bumps
Advanced Carving - dynamic carving technique.