SPONGEBOB JUNIOR WORKSHOP (6 - 12YRS)
Here at Falls Creek, we are all about progression and our SpongeBob SquarePants Junior Workshop is the best place to be!
With a full day of adventure on skis or snowboard, including professional tuition, lunch and a lift pass, your child will be on their way to mastering the slopes in no time. Whether your child is just starting out or experienced, the Junior Workshops are designed to work with all abilities and group children together based on their ability and age*.
Falls Creek's Junior 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.
*During peak season, children are grouped by ability and age whilst in the later months (September onwards) children are grouped by just ability.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO PRIOR TO MY CHILD’S LESSON?
You won't need to buy your child a Lift Pass (this is included in the SpongeBob SquarePants Junior Workshop Program), but your child will need a Snow Pass ($5) with a Junior Workshop product pre-loaded. You can do this at The Home Base, Base one, Base Two, The Snowzone, the Halley’s Comet ticket office or via the Estore.
We recommend that you come to Falls Creek an hour early on the first day of your kid’s lesson to ensure you have enough time to collect your pass, organise rentals (if required)*, and load the lift safely. If you do require rentals it is highly recommended that you organise this at least the night before the lesson to save you time, especially during the weekend. We also recommend joining the Halley’s Comet line in Slalom Plaza 30 minutes before the lesson start should give you enough time.
On the day of each Junior Workshop always check the weather and ensure your child is suited up with appropriate snow gear, gloves, goggles, skis, boots and a helmet*
*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.
SpongeBob Junior Workshop (6 - 12yrs)
*Terms and Conditions Apply (See Below)
WHERE DO I GO?
Check-in is at the SpongeBob SquarePants Junior Workshop grading flags in front of Cloud 9 at the top of the Halley’s Comet Chairlift.
You can ride Halley’s Comet without skis on and our attendants 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, it’s trickier than it looks to get off the chair.
Parents or guardians are able to accompany their child onto the lift for pickup and drop-off regardless of whether you are skiing or not. If you are choosing to ski that day then you will require a valid adult lift pass.
Full Day Programs, check in at 9:45am, with grading commencing at 9:45am. Full Day Programs include lunch.
Please make sure you check-in at your appropriate age area at least 15 minutes before the start of your child’s program/lesson, and 30 minutes if it is your child’s first day.
We recommend joining the Halley’s Comet line in Slalom Plaza 30 minutes before the lesson start time to which should allow enough time.
SpongeBob Junior Workshop (6 - 12yrs)
^Grading is from 9.45am lesson commences at 10am
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.
You will develop
- Advance Freestyle - kickers, rails and advanced boxes
- Advanced Freeride - off-piste, powder, tree runs and bumps
- Advanced Carving - dynamic carving technique.
*Terms and Conditions
- Full Day Program include lunch daily and all day lift ticket
- 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.
- 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.
- Please note: Children aged 6 are permitted to participate in Snowclub
- To book a private lesson phone the Snowsports School on 03 5758 1070