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Ride Tribe (13-17 Years)

Our Ride Tribe program is purpose-built to cater for teens aged 13 – 17 years who are already comfortable on blue terrain and above, and 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, Ride Tribe creates a fun environment for your teens to enjoy ripping it up with others of similar age and ability.



 

Ride Tribe caters for teens aged 13 to 17, at an intermediate ski or snowboard level or above.

If you require rental equipment for your teen, head to one of our 3 in-resort rental locations. Handy tip: 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 lesson grading time commences.

Meeting Area:

Ride Tribe is located at the far end of the Junior Workshop Snowsports area, next to the Cloud 9 restaurant at the top of Halley’s Comet Chairlift. Access Halley's Comet chairlift from Slalom Plaza or if you're staying closer to the Village Bowl, you can ride Eagle Express Chairlift and ski or board over to Cloud 9. 

The Ride Tribe area is clearly marked with flags.

Here is a list of essentials to pack for your child’s Ride Tribe lesson:

  • A valid Snow Pass card, with Ride Tribe loaded onto it
  • Skis or Snowboard
  • Ski or Snowboard Boots
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet (compulsory for all children & teens in Falls Creek Snowsports Programs)
  • Goggles and/or sunglasses to protect your teen's eyes from glare
  • Waterproof snow pants and jacket
  • Warm layers under outerwear
  • Ski socks (not cotton)
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves
  • Neck warmer/ tube or Balaclava
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher
  • Any special nut free food and/or medications (note that our Children’s Snowsports Centres are a nut free zones)

Falls Creek's Helmet Policy requires that all participants in Children's Snowsports 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.

Please review the Snowsports School Information Sheet for a comprehensive checklist and further information.

 

BLUE ZONE


Ski:

  • 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.

Snowboard:

  • 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.

 

BLACK ZONE


Ski:

  • 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.

Snowboard:

  • 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

Maximise your savings, book lessons online and in advance to get the best price and save on window pricing. Bookings are essential to secure your teen's spot and to ensure we can cater to your child's needs. Make sure you're ready for your teens lesson by downloading the Snowsports School Information Sheet.

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