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Let Your Kids Have a Once in a Lifetime Adventure!

Perisher's Development Team programs are all about exploring the four resort areas, training with highly qualified and experienced coaches, progressing ski or snowboard skills in a fun, friendly, safe environment. We have programs to suit all ages from 3 years to teens where all participants are challenged to reach their potential. 

Let your kids be part of something great this winter and slide into an adventure of a lifetime! 

    Mini Mites                                                           Ski  Only                                              3 to 4 years

    Mini Mites is where it all starts and fun is just the beginning! Mini Mites is absolutely jam packed with fun events, themes and activities. Your kids will get comfortable with the same instructor and class mates every week, they will develop lifelong skills and lasting friendships. The Mini Mites program includes hot lunch and snacks, lift priority and small class ratio!

    We want your kids to have the best experience, so we select our specially trained coaches based on their passion for working with kids, their patience and their ability to make learning fun! Once your child is assigned to a coach based on their skiing ability, they’ll meet new friends and kick things off! Don’t worry, if they progress quickly, we will make sure they are swapped to the right group. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your child's coach throughout the program. 

    Towards the end of the Mini Mite season, there is a fun entry-level level race for the kids to participate in. More info on special events and program updates will be provided in our WSC Weekly Planner.

     Program Details: 

    • Program is 11 consecutive Sundays beginning 28 June 2020.
    • Cubbies for storage are provided for participant use on program days
    • Lunch is provided at the Perisher Kids lunch room on program days. 
    • Kids must wear helmets!
    • Drop off is at 8:45am and pick up is at 3:00pm 
    • Meeting area is at the Perisher Discovery Centre in the Lower Arcade of the Perisher Centre
    • Seasonal Ski and boot rental is included (Perisher Snowsports Hire). Please pick up equipment before the commencement of the program.
    • Lift passes are not included in the program price, and are required for all program participation. 
    Junior Development Team                                 Ski & Snowboard                                 5 to 7 years

    “Junior Devo” is perfect for kids who are looking to progress from basic turns on beginner terrain to improving their skills and exploring more of the mountain.

    We have great coaches working with the youngsters to keep them learning while having fun. They will go on adventures and develop versatility as they are challenged within a safe environment. 

    Groups will be assigned based on previous program attendance and on the first program Sunday, kids will meet their coach at the relevant sign at the Development Programs Meeting Area on Front Valley. If it is their first time in the program, we will consider skill level and age for grouping. A warm-up & visual verification of their ability will occur on the first program day to ensure balanced groups. Don’t worry, if they progress quickly there is plenty of opportunity to swap to the right group. 

    Participation in an entry-level rider-cross competition, a fun race and other activities are all part of the fun. More information on special events will be communicated throughout the program through the WSC Weekly Planner.

    We recommend that Junior Development Team participants develop their skiing skills until they are 6 years of age. Children progress further & learn more skills on skis. This on-mountain experience will be transferable to snowboarding and at 6 years old children are strong enough to enjoy all aspects of snowboarding. 

    Program Details:

    • Program is 11 consecutive Sundays beginning 28 June 2020.
    • Lift passes are not included in the program
    • Lunch included at the Perisher Kids Lunch room on program days. 
    • Junior Devos meet at Front Valley, on snow at the Village Eight Express near the Manor Hotel
    • Drop off is at 9:00am - 9:20am and pick up is at 3:30pm. Please be on time to avoid disappointment. 
    • At a minimum, participants must be comfortable on green terrain before joining the program. (Able to stop & turn - Snowboarders must be able to link turns)
    Development Team                                            Ski & Snowboard                                 8 to 14 years

    Our “Devo” program is perfect for kids who are looking to progress, whether confident performing basic turns on beginner terrain or skiing the whole mountain building confidence, skill and exploring.

    We have great coaches working with the youngsters to keep them learning while having fun, they will go on adventures, develop versatility and be challenged in a safe environment.

    Groups will be assigned based on previous program attendance and on the first program Sunday, kids will meet their coach at the relevant sign at the Development Programs Meeting Area on Front Valley. If it is their first time in the program, we will consider skill level and age for grouping. A warm-up & visual verification of their ability will occur on the first program day to ensure balanced groups. Don’t worry, if they progress quickly there is plenty of opportunity to swap to the right group. 

    Participation in an entry-level rider-cross competition and giant slalom race plus other activities is all part of the fun; more information on special events will be communicated throughout the season through the WSC Weekly Planner.

    Program Details: 

    • Program is 11 consecutive Sundays beginning 28 June 2020.
    • Lift passes are not included in the program. 
    • Development teams meet at Perisher Front Valley, on snow at the Village Eight Express near the Manor Hotel. 
    • Drop off is at 9:00am - 9:20am and pick up is at 3:30pm. Please be on time to avoid disappointment. 
    • The Development Program does not include lunch, we recommend loading Perisher Money onto your child’s pass or giving them cash for lunch on program days.
    • At a minimum, participants must be comfortable on green terrain before joining the program. (Able to stop and turn - Snowboards must be able to link turns) 

     

    Devo Add-On Saturday

    For those interested in adding extra training to prepare for events or for those who just can’t get enough of the snow, we offer a Devo program add-on for 4 strategically selected Saturdays this season. These dates are specifically aimed at Interschools Competition preparation. 

    Dates: 18 July, 1 August, 22 August, 5 September 2020.

    These additional days must be purchased in addition to the Devo Team season program. 

    Devo Freeriders                                                 Ski                                                        8 to 14 years

    "Devo Freeriders" is the perfect introduction to freestyle disciplines and all mountain terrain for young skiers. While no previous slopestyle or terrain park skills are necessary, all participants must be able to confidently ski parallel turns on intermediate (blue) terrain in most conditions as well as be looking for fun challenges in the park and around the mountain. 

    Our experienced coaches will instruct young athletes through the basic elements of freestyle skiing including jumps, 180°s, boxes and rails. With a focus on safety, fun and learning, Devo Freeriders will discover terrain park etiquette and how to execute tricks correctly.

    All participants will go through a trial period for the first two Sundays to assess if Devo Freeriders is a good fit. Spaces in the Devo Freeriders program are limited.

    Participation in an entry-level rider-cross competition and giant slalom race plus other activities is all part of the fun; more information on special events will be communicated throughout the season through the WSC Weekly Planner.

    Program Details

    • Program is 11 consecutive Sundays beginning 28 June 2020.
    • Lift passes are not included in the program. 
    • Development teams meet at Perisher Front Valley, on snow at the Village Eight Express near the Manor Hotel. 
    • Drop off is at 9:00am - 9:20am and pick up is at 3:30pm. Please be on time to avoid disappointment. 
    • The Devo Freeriders Program does not include lunch, we recommend loading Perisher Money onto your child’s pass or giving them cash for lunch on program days. 

     

    Devo Freeriders Add-On Saturday

    For those interested in adding extra training to prepare for events or for those who just can’t get enough of the snow, we offer a Devo program add-on for 4 strategically selected Saturdays this season. These dates are specifically aimed at Interschools Competition preparation.

    Dates: 18 July, 1 August, 22 August, 5 September 2020.

    These additional days must be purchased in addition to the Devo Team season program. 

    All Terrain Teens                                                Ski & Snowboard                                 15+ years

    "All Terrain Teens" is perfect for those who are looking to continue their skiing or snowboarding development from an upper intermediate level and beyond. Coaches will encourage these young adults to push their skiing/boarding limits and explore more of the mountain.

    Groups will be pre-assigned, based on past program attendance and a visual verification of their skiing or riding will occur early on the first day of the program.

    Participation in a fun introductory Ski/Snowboard-Cross and Giant Slalom race is optional. We will communicate more information as the season progresses through the WSC Weekly Planner.

    Program Details

    • Program is 11 consecutive Sundays beginning 28 June 2020.
    • Lift passes are not included in the program 
    • All Terrain Teens meet at Blue Cow, outside the Skitube Terminal
    • Drop off is at 9:30am and pickup is at 3:30pm at Blue Cow.
    • The Devo Freeriders Program does not include lunch, we recommend loading Perisher Money onto your child’s pass or giving them cash for lunch on program days. 
    • At a minimum, participants must be comfortable linking turns on intermediate (Blue) terrain before joining the program. (Skiers in parallel stance) 
NSW Active Kids

Perisher Winter Sports Club is an approved Active Kids Provider. Please redeem your voucher during the registration process. 

Please note that vouchers cannot be redeemed after the purchase of a program. NSW Active Kids vouchers can only be applied to season long Winter Sports Club Programs.

Active Kids Vouchers are one time use and cannot be split between providers as per the terms and conditions provided from the NSW Government. If you have further queries in regards please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information or to apply for an active kids voucher visit the NSW Active Kids Website

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