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Development Programs

Perisher's Development Team programs are specifically designed to provide Australia’s premier, season long ski and snowboard learning experiences for kids and teens. 

Assigned to a group with their friends and led by highly certified and experienced coaches, the kids will enjoy theme days, fun races and events, plus the seven different terrain parks and Perisher’s massive amount of terrain all season long. You will soon realise why the Development Team is everybody’s favourite Winter Sports Club program!

Join us for a season filled with lots of skiing and riding, new friends, fun events and memories that will last a lifetime!

Mini Mites (3 to 4 Years)

The Mini Mites program introduces the sport of skiing to your child in a safe, fun and educational environment. Specially trained instructors will ensure your child is well on the way to a season season full of discovery and our Rotondo Carousel will provide an accelerating learning aid to those new to the sport.

Maximum outside ski time is a priority and we strive to take each child outdoors for as long as is appropriate every day of the program. Children are placed into groups according to their ability and on-snow activities and duration will be determined by prevailing weather conditions and the needs of all children in the group. Children will need to be toilet-trained and willing to participate in the activities.

Meeting Place: Discovery Centre in the Lower Arcade of the Perisher Centre in Perisher Valley, check in and child drop off is from 8:45am and pick up is from 3:00pm.

Duration: 11 Sundays - 29 June; 6, 13, 20, 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August; 7 September.

Inclusions:  Ski tuition, lunch and refreshments, ski and boot hire, daily lift tickets (for those without a season pass), fun races and presentation. For detailed information on the program structure, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Junior Development Ski Program (5 to 7 Years)

The Junior Development program is the next step up from the Mini Mites program. The focus is on improving basic skills, such as correct stance and turn shape. We strive to develop strong parallel skiing in a fun and safe environment while cultivating a strong foundation for a variety of disciplines in the future.

This program is best suited for children born between 2007 and 2009 and does not cater for first time skiers, some experience is required to participate.

Meeting Place: Perisher Front Valley, on snow at the Village Eight Express near the Manor Hotel at 9:30am, pick up from 3:30pm.

Duration: 11 Sundays - 29 June; 6, 13, 20, 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August; 7 September.

New for 2014: Lunch is included in the program price.

Inclusions:  Ski tuition, lunch, fun races and all day supervision.   

Development Programs (8 to 14 Years)

Perisher’s Development program provides a challenging environment for children to improve and progress skills in a variety of different mountain settings.

Alpine Ski Program:

The emphasis is on refining fundamental skills to develop well-rounded skiers capable of challenging the whole mountain. Participants will spend their time free skiing, in mogul courses and terrain parks, as well as experiencing introductory ski racing to prepare for any discipline and terrain on the mountain.

Snowboard Program:

Younger riders will concentrate on developing fundamental snowboarding skills including halfpipe, terrain park and racing in a safe and fun environment. Training time will be spent free-riding, looking for powder, tree runs and steeps, as well as cruising the groomed runs, all while gaining important mileage to refine skills.

New for 2014: We will be accepting experienced 6 and 7 year old snowboarders into the program.

Ski and snowboard programs are best suited for children born between 2000 and 2006 and do not cater for those new to the sport, some experience is required to participate.

Meeting Place: Perisher Front Valley, on snow at the Village Eight Express near the Manor Hotel at 9:30am, pick up from 3:30pm.

Duration: 11 Sundays - 29 June; 6, 13, 20, 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August; 7 September.

All Terrain Teens (15+ Years)

Designed for teens who want to continue to learn, improve and be challenged without a focus on training to compete.

Alpine Ski Program:

The emphasis is on furthering fundamental skills to challenge the entire mountain and training will include free skiing and racing and time spend in terrain parks to build confidence and versatility.

Snowboard Program:

For riders who want to ride with friends in a fun environment and improve in all conditions, including the halfpipe and terrain parks.

Meeting Place: Blue Cow, outside the Skitube Terminal at 9:30am.

Duration: 11 Sundays - 29 June; 6, 13, 20, 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August; 7 September.