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Safety remains our highest priority and we plan to remain open with limited operations for the remainder of the 2021 season, under the guidance of our local health and government officials. This means that our Snowsports School will no longer offer group lessons

 


 

Reasons to take a lesson:

Whether you’re new to the slopes or a veteran of your sport, group lessons are a great way to learn, improve or refine your skills. When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, our Snowsports School instructors are your personal trainers, here to elevate you to the next level. Get involved and enjoy these benefits:

  • First class advice in a safe and supportive environment
  • Learn with people of a similar ability
  • Skip lift lines with our priority loading
  • Explore the mountain in ways you've never seen before!

Choosing the best lesson for you:

Morning Group Lesson
Start fresh in the morning with a lesson to elevate your skiing for the rest of the day. Our morning group lessons will see you learning alongside others of similar ability in a larger group environment. Our morning group lessons start at 10am and run for two and a half hours to ensure you get the most out of your lesson!

Afternoon First Timer Lesson
If this is your first time on snow, this is the lesson for you! Progress your skills to set you up for the rest of your holiday. You will learn alongside others of similar ability in a smaller group environment. Our afternoon sessions start at 1:30pm and run for an hour and a half, giving you the afternoon to practice those skills!

What to bring along:

You will need to have a valid Snow Pass card, with a lift pass and your lesson loaded onto it. You will also need to be suited up with your snow gear, helmet, skis and boots or snowboard and boots. Pre-purchase online to save yourself time and money by clicking here.

Lesson Times:

Falls Creek Snowsports School offers adult group lessons twice a day through the main season. All adult group lessons meet at the top of Halley's Comet chairlift, opposite Cloud 9.

Morning Group Lesson:

  • Arrival Time: from 9:45am
  • Lesson Start Time: 10am
  • Lesson End Time: 12:30pm

Afternoon First Timer Lesson:

  • Arrival Time: 1:15pm
  • Lesson Start Time: 1:30pm
  • Lesson End Time: 3pm
  • This lesson is for those who are beginner skiers and their first time on snow
  • To have the best experience this lesson is a small group size

Meeting Areas:

All adult group lessons meet at the top of Halley's Comet chairlift, opposite Cloud 9 Falls Creek. 

When you arrive at the top of Halley's Comet chairlift and look straight ahead down toward Mousetrap, you will see coloured flags to the left clearly labelled "SKI" for our skiers and coloured flags to the right labelled "SNOWBOARD" for our snowboarders. All adult group lessons meet at these flags. Refer to our grading levels for information about the best level for you. 

We recommend joining the Halley's Comet chairlift line in Slalom Plaza or Eagle Express chairlift in the Village Bowl at least 30 minutes before the lesson start time. 

Skiers:

  • Yellow Flag is for you if you are a new skier who has NEVER SKIED BEFORE or if you would like to start learning to ski again from the very beginning. 

  • Green Flag is for you if you can snow plough stop and turn. You are comfortable on green terrain and want to match your skis parallel. 

  • Blue Flag is for you if you ski parallel most or all of the time. You are comfortable on blue terrain and want to carve parallel turns. 

  • Black Flag is for you if you comfortably ski black runs. You want to refine your technique on more challenging terrain.

Snowboarders:

  • Yellow Flag is for you if you are a new snowboarder who has NEVER SNOWBOARDED BEFORE or if you would like to start learning to snowboard again from the very beginning. 

  • Green Flag is for you if you can side slip on one or both edges. You are comfortable on green terrain and can do falling leaf and a controlled stop. 

  • Blue Flag is for you if you can do link turns and want to refine technique. You are comfortable on blue terrain and want to try some basic freestyle. 

  • Black Flag is for you if you comfortably ride black runs. You want to ride more challenging terrain, carve, and ride the terrain park. 

Safety remains our highest priority and we plan to remain open with limited operations for the remainder of the 2021 season, under the guidance of our local health and government officials. This means that our Snowsports School will no longer offer group lessons.  

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FAQs

Are Lift Tickets and a Snow Pass card included in the price of my Adult Group Lesson?

Lift Tickets and a Snow Pass card are not included in the price of our standard Adult Group Lessons. Find out more about these packages here.

Will my lesson run in all weather?

Yes, our lessons run in all weather! The exceptions to this are if the lifts are on a declared wind hold or lightning hold. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Do you offer lessons in languages other than English?

Our group lessons are taught in English. If you do have any special requests or would like your lesson to be taught in another language, we recommend contacting our Sales and Reservations team to enquire about booking private lessons.

I'm late to my lesson. Can I still join in?

Once our lessons have started, latecomers are generally unable to join in. This is because the instructor will have assessed everybody's ability level and left the meeting area to access terrain most appropriate for the group level. Once groups have left the meeting area, it can be difficult to find them again and, even if you are able to find them, latecomers can disrupt the progression of the other group members. If you are late, see a member of our friendly team to discuss your options. Our team can be found at the following locations: The Home Base, Base One, Slalom Plaza Ticket Office and the Snowsports School Office in Cloud 9, or can be contacted via phone or email.

 

I've missed my lesson. What do I do?

See a member of our friendly team to discuss your options. Our team can be found at the following locations: Homebase, Base One, Slalom Plaza Ticket Office and the Snowsports School Office in Cloud 9, or can be contacted via email at snowsports@fallscreek.net.