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Kids First Timer Lesson

7 – 14 Years

Are your kids new to the snow? This one-off lesson is for first-time skiers or snowboarders aged 7-14 years. Our world-class instructors are here to assist your kids with learning the basics, gaining confidence, learning to ride the chairlift and working on those first turns, all within a fun and safe environment.

It’s all about your child’s very first day on skis, the this lesson should only be booked once. After participating in this one-off lesson, your child is ready to progress to our full day Freeriders program or 3-hour lessons.

Lift Pass is required. Some peak season dates including school holidays may sell out. We highly recommend booking your lesson and lift pass at the same time to avoid disappointment.

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Helmets are required. Full Terms & Conditions

Lesson Detail
Gear List
  • Small group sizes
  • A fun learning environment
  • Certified professional instructors
  • Lift line priority during lesson
  • Dedicated First Timer area
  • A fun learning environment with kids that are of similar age and ability 
Lesson Detail
  • Price: From $115
  • Discipline: Ski or snowboard
  • Lesson Time: 9:15am – 12:15pm or 1pm – 4pm.
  • Drop Off Time & Location: 9am or 12:45pm at the Kids 3hr Group Lessons Flag – Friday Flat (up to 15 minutes before lesson start time). View Map
  • Pick Up Time: 12:15pm or 4pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Only Book One of this Lesson: It’s all about your child’s very first day on skis, so this lesson should be booked only once. After participating in this one-off lesson, your child is ready to progress to our full day Freeriders program or 3-hour lessons.
  • Before The Lesson: 
    • Lift access not included and must be secured prior to purchasing lessons.
    • Collect the MyThredbo Card from our new contactless 24/7 MyThredbo Card Kiosks located at Friday Flat and Valley Terminal in Thredbo.
    • Booked rental equipment? Thredbo Rental Friday Flat is located right under the Thredboland building for the ultimate convivence and range. To avoid queues, pick up the gear from 3pm the afternoon before.
    • Find your child’s level here to ensure they are placed in the right lesson.
  • 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.
  • Weekends and Peak Periods: If you plan to pick up the MyThredbo Card or rental before the lesson, please leave sufficient time to do so. Please note, during peak holiday and weekend periods in-resort wait times may be lengthy (up to 45 minutes).
Gear List
  • Skis and poles, or snowboard, and boots
  • MyThredbo Card with lift pass loaded – Double check your child has their MyThredbo Card in a pocket as high as possible on the left side of their jacket for ease of lift access.
  • Helmets are required
  • Waterproof, insulated jacket and pants
  • Layers underneath
  • Ski socks
  • Gloves/mittens and goggles
  • Neck warmer (doubles as a face covering)
  • Goggles
  • 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 go.

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

If you’re missing an item, Thredbo Retail and Rental is your one stop shop for all your snow gear.

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Which Lesson Is Right For Me?

Guest Services is available if you need advice on which lesson is right for you and your family.

Online Chat: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily
Phone: 1300 020 589
In resort: Thredbo Guest Services (Valley Terminal or Friday Flat)

At Thredbo we follow industry best practices when working with children. Child Safety Policy

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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.

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