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Give your kids the opportunity to fall in love with the snow!

Introduce your child to the delights of snow in a safe and fun environment. Our child lessons focus on providing basic skills and confidence to set them up for a lifetime of fun and adventure 

  • Lessons cater to all abilities
  • Learn from world class instructors with a passion for teaching children
  • Meet new friends in groups matched based on age and ability 
  • Explore Perisher's four resort areas in a safe and fun environment

Lessons can sell out in peak periods. Book your child’s lessons online now so you don’t miss out. 

2022 Epic Australia Pass holders receive 20% off all child lessons when purchased online and in advance.

Lessons

Ripper roo Private

Ripper Roo One-On-One

Give your little ripper the best opportunity to progress and build confidence on-snow. Our Ripper Roo one-on-one private lessons are designed as a stand-alone lesson, or to prepare your child for 3-hour group lessons.

  • Discipline: Ski & snowboard
  • Location: Perisher Valley & Smiggin Holes
  • Start Time: 9am
  • Duration: 1 hour private lesson
  • Ages: 3 to 6 Years
  • One-on-one privates are strictly one participant per instructor 
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Ages3to5 Perisher

Perisher Kids (3 to 6 years old)

Set the groundwork for a lifelong love of the snow. Children aged 3-6 years old will be grouped by ability to learn in a fun atmosphere under the watchful eye of our professional, specially trained instructors.

  • Discipline: Ski only
  • Location: Perisher Valley
  • Start time: 10am
  • Duration: 3 hour group lesson
  • 2hr AFTERNOON CARE ALSO AVAILABLE: 1pm to 3pm - indoor and outdoor activities, see more below.
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Ages6to14 Lessons

Perisher Kids (7 to 14 years old)

Our 3-hour lesson for kids aged 7-14 years will give your child a fun, friendly and supportive learning experience, all while in the safe hands of our knowledgeable and professionally trained instructors and grouped based on age and ability.

  • Discipline: Ski & snowboard
  • Location: Perisher Valley & Smiggin Holes
  • Start time: 10am
  • Duration: 3 hour group lesson
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It's All In The Details:

    What to expect

    Here at Perisher Snowsports School, we are dedicated to your child's needs and on-snow skill building. Let your kids fall in love with the snow, check out our information below for a seamless lesson experience.

    • Perisher Kids lessons start at 10am sharp, please arrive early to ensure your child is ready to start on time.
      Please note: Once group lessons have left the meeting area late arrivals may not be able to join. 

    • Class allocation and the check-in/check-out process is included in the 3 hour lesson duration.

    • Short breaks may be required throughout the lesson, especially on bad weather days. Cold drinks will be provided, please pack a nut-free snack for your child.

    • 3 & 4 year old participants must be toilet trained, no nappies. 

    • Helmets are mandatory; kids will not be accepted into lessons without a helmet.

    How to make the most of your kid's lesson

    Want to get the most out of your child's lesson? Follow our tips below: 

    • Book online and in advance. Advanced bookings for consecutive multi-day lessons also allow our team to secure the same instructor for your child's group lesson.

    • We aim to maximise time on snow for all kids. If you are staying off mountain, please think about morning travel time and potential delays. If you need to collect rental gear on the mountain, we recommend arriving at least 1 hour before lesson time to get set up with equipment.

    • When arriving at the lesson meeting place, let us know about your child's previous on-snow experience, terrain they are comfortable on and current ability level - this information will help assist with suitable class allocation.

    Why not set your child up for success and start the day with a 1 hour Ripper Roo private lesson in the lead up to the 3 hour group lesson! Find out more.

    Lesson Levels 

    Lesson Levels - Where does your child fit?

    • First Timer: This is your child’s first time on snow, or they need a refresh on basics – Lessons will focus on learning how to make basic turns and safely riding a lift.  

    • Beginner: Your child knows the basics and can ride beginner lifts – Lessons will focus on expanding you’re their abilities and learning to control speed on green runs. 

    • Intermediate: Your child can confidently link turns and control speed on green runs - Lessons will focus on taking their skills onto blue terrain. 

    • Advanced: Your child has mastered every groomed run. Lessons will focus on preparing for more challenging terrain. 

    Afternoon Care 3 to 6 Years

    Perisher Kids 2-hour afternoon care is designed to provide parents the opportunity to explore Perisher’s four resort areas while your children enjoy games and care in a safe and fun environment.  

    2-Hour Afternoon Care can only be purchased in combination with a Perisher Kids 3 to 6 years ski lesson. Afternoon Care is not a ski lesson; children will participate in group indoor and/or outdoor activities which are weather dependant. Limited availability will apply, and advanced bookings are required. 

    Kids signed up for afternoon care will be dropped off in the Discovery Centre at the end of their morning lesson. No need to collect them unless you wish to take them for lunch. Snacks and refreshments are provided; hot food will not be available. 

    Details:

    • Duration: 2 hours

    • Times: 1pm to 3pm

    • Location: Perisher Valley Discovery Centre

    • Collection point: 3pm indoors from the Discovery Centre

    Terms and conditions

    For more information and full terms and conditions click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Perisher Snowsports School

What child ski and ride school offerings will you provide this year?

Our Snowsports School provides child lessons that focus on creating a fun and safe environment for your little ones to nurture their love for the snow while developing basic skills. We are pleased to offer a variety of child snow sports lessons this season, please explore our lesson pages for more information.

Are lift tickets included with your lessons?​

No, lift tickets are not included in lesson purchases. All lesson participants require a valid lift ticket regardless of their ability level.

Lift access for use in your lesson can be purchased in the form of a single or multi day lift ticket or Epic Australia Pass and must be purchased online and in advance. Please note that single and multi day lift ticket prices are based on daily rates, regardless of the number or type of lifts used during the lesson.

Do I need to book lessons in advance?​

Yes, especially for kids' lessons as we have limited number of lessons available. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are trying to book lessons and the lesson appears as Sold Out or Lesson Full, it means that at this stage we are at maximum capacity for that lesson.

Any additional capacity will be released directly to the online shop. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a waiting list for these products

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to ski and ride this season?

The safety of our guests, staff and community is our number one priority. While we currently do not require resort visitors to be vaccinated for Covid-19, any future COVID-19 vaccination or related requirements for this season (and future seasons) will be determined in accordance with Government health advice, and applicable public health orders and directions. You should check these FAQs regularly to understand the latest resort requirements.

Preparing for your child's lesson

When should we arrive for my child's lesson?

We recommend arriving 10 minutes before your lesson start time. Please allow extra time to travel into and around the resort in peak times (weekends and school holidays) to avoid being late to your lesson.

Do I need to collect my rentals before I go to my lesson?​

Yes, make sure you have all your rental gear, waterproof clothing, gloves and other necessary items before you arrive for your lesson.

During your child's lesson

Can I ski/board with my child during lessons?​

During your child's lesson, we ask that parents observe from a distance to prevent disrupting the class.

The best way for families to improve their ski or snowboard skills together is to book a Private Lesson.

Can I pick up my child early from their lesson?​

If you need to collect your child early from a lesson, please speak to a Snowsports School supervisor before the lesson commences.

What happens if my child becomes upset during their lesson?​

If your child becomes upset during their lesson, our trained and experienced staff will comfort them. If we feel it is better for you to collect your child, we will contact you.

Can my children be in the same lesson?

This depends on the age, ability and snow sport discipline of your children. If these differ, your children will be placed in different lessons that cater to their individual needs and abilities. In cases where our staff feel there is a need, siblings may have the opportunity for brief visits during the day.

What happens if my child is late to their lesson?​

Please allow extra time to travel into and around the resort in peak times (weekends and school holidays) to avoid being late to your lesson and to ensure that lessons can start on time.

If you're running late for a lesson, please head straight to your lesson meeting to find a Snowsports School supervisor. If you cannot find a Snowsports School supervisor head to a ticket office where one of our staff will help you. Please note that if you miss your lesson due to lateness the lesson cost is non-refundable.

We will do our best to accommodate you, however once lessons have left the meeting area late arrivals may not be able to join.

What happens if my child becomes sick and can't attend their lesson?​

If your child becomes sick during your trip and as a result cannot make further use of their multi-day product/s (lift tickets, lessons, or rentals), you may be eligible to receive a Snow Credit equal to the remaining value of your product/s.

Click here for more information about changing or cancelling your booking due to illness.

What happens if my child is sick during their lesson? ​

If your child becomes sick soon after they have been dropped off to their lesson, we will call you and ask that you pick them up.

If you're able to pick your child up immediately after being contacted, we can change the lesson to another day or provide a Snow Credit for the lesson cost. If you are unable to pick up your child, and they remain in our care for entire duration of the lesson, the lesson will not be rescheduled or refunded.

How do I change or cancel my lesson?

If your plans change you have the option to either cancel or change your lesson booking.

Changes or cancellations that result in money being payable back to the purchaser will be issued in the form of a Snow Credit. No cash refunds will be issued.

Any requested changes of cancellations to bookings must be made at least 24 hours or more prior to the earliest scheduled commencement date of your booking.

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