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Child Private Lessons

Child Private Lessons are the perfect option for kids aged between 3 and 17 to learn new skills, develop a love for skiing and snowboarding and explore the mountain. Thredbo boasts the best children’s ski and snowboard instructors and coaches in Australia. The experienced team will give dedicated attention to your child or teenager while delivering a fun and safe learning environment.

This winter season, there is a daily limit on how many guests are on the mountain, it is a requirement that all guests have a valid lift pass to attend a lesson. If you have not done so already please purchase your lift pass first, before attempting to book your lessons. Buy Passes

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Lesson Benefits

Whether your child is a beginner or looking to progress rapidly, after a private lesson you’ll see improvement in their confidence and riding!

  • Lessons cater to individual needs and goals
  • Opportunity to progress rapidly
  • Flexible lesson start times and duration
  • Lift line priority
  • Experienced instructors and coaches
  • Adventure while exploring Thredbo’s varied terrain

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Child Private Lesson Pricing

Private Lessons* Maximum of 3 People**
2 Hour at 8:30am or 10:30am $345
3 Hour at 8:30am $399
3 Hour at 9:00am $399
3 Hour at 1:00pm $275
6 Hour at 8:30am $835
6 Hour at 9:00am $835
*Private Lessons do not include a Lift Pass.
**Rates shown are for up to 3 people; all participants must be from the same household

Meeting Location: Friday Flat Children’s Private Lesson Meeting area between the Clock Tower and Gunbarrel. Yellow meeting area flags will be displayed.

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‘It’s All About Me’ lessons | 4 years and under

For the real little snow goers who may not be ready for a long lesson or just want to give skiing a try we recommend this one hour, one-on-one session. We pair your child with a specialised instructor with dedicated 100% attention.

Price: $103 for the one hour lesson
Start Time: Choice of 9:00am, 10:00am or 11:00am
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What You Need To Know

  • Ability Level: To pair your child with the best instructor please specify your child’s level.
  • Class Size: Up to 3 children from one household are able to participate in a private lesson.
    • Operating with social distancing and following the Government’s latest COVID-19 advice.
  • Meeting Point: All Child Private Lessons meet on Friday Flat in front of Thredboland. Look out for the large fenced area with alphabetical yellow flags. Stand by the one that matches your surname.
  • Pick Up: Children will return with their instructor to the alphabetical flags they met at the commencement of their lesson. Instructors will available for a short overview of the lesson before the end of the lesson. All child/ren must be picked up by the nominated parent/guardian.
    • Teenagers 13 years and over may leave the meeting area without a parent/guardian being present.
  • Ages 3 – 17 years
    • Age calculated at product start date.

Max5 Lessons

Max5 Lessons are great for kids that want to learn in small groups in a fun social environment with kids of a similar age. Our expert instructors are dedicated to improving skill level while showing the mini shredders a great time on the mountain.

Max5 Lessons are available for kids aged 7 years and over:

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Please complete the below booking form to make a booking or if have any more questions:

Phone: 02 6459 4044
Email: snowsportsbookings@evt.com
In resort: Thredbo Resort Guest Services (Valley Terminal or Friday Flat)

Child Private Lesson Booking Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Water resistant and insulated pants and jacket, layers underneath, ski/snowboard socks, a helmet, gloves/mittens, goggles and ski/snowboard boots.

It would be ideal for children to pack a small snack in their pocket for the lesson. All snacks are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Your child should arrive dressed wearing their boots and ready to ski or snowboard.

Please note ski poles are generally not required for children learning to ski and are introduced at an intermediate level.

Thredbo Resort offers public toilet facilities in various parts of the mountain and our instructors will manage and supervise where appropriate. Thredbo Snow Sports will have additional child care staff available on Friday Flat to assist younger children with toileting and unplanned clothing changes.

Thredbo Resort provides water stations in various outlets on the mountain. The Friday Flat beginner area will have water available for children in lessons with single use cups.

Child Private Lessons are for children only and adults may not participate. This is due to the difference in the progression for children compared to adults.

Please refer to our Adult Private Lessons to book a lesson for the whole family.

To ensure maximum skill progression, it is our preference for adults to keep clear of their children’s lessons.

Lift passes must be pre-purchased prior to booking a private lesson. All lift passes must be pre-purchased online via our Online Shop. Find out more

Numbers are capped at the maximum number of skiers and snowboarders we’re permitted to have in resort each day, so be sure to plan ahead. 1 to 7-day consecutive day lift passes will be available.

All meals and snacks are the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Thredbo Snow Sports is unable to provide meals.

Children participating in all day private lessons must have a confirmed lunch plan with parent/guardian prior to leaving the meeting area each day.

Yes. An instructor will assist to the best of their ability when required. This may involve physical contact.

We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to the lesson start and end time.

If you are running late to collect your child, a member of the Snow Sports team will stand with your child on the meeting area until you can safely make your way to the collection point. Please note, it may not be possible for the instructor to remain until you arrive.

We welcome requests and will try our best to accommodate. Please note however, that all requests are subject to availability.

We recommend against booking a lesson with child/ren of varying ages and ability. For safety reasons, please note that lessons will always be catered to the weakest/youngest skier or snowboarder.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and our revised operating model we are unable to plan for terrain enhancements or alpine gate training during the 2020 winter season. Please note however, our coaches and instructors are experienced in developing athletes’ core ski or snowboard skills on any terrain.

Our revised COVID-19 operating model that has been developed to comply with Government restrictions states that all participants taking a private lesson must be from the same household

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