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First Timers - Kids & Adults

Never been on skis or a snowboard? Make your first day as easy as possible at Cardrona with our First Timer packages for kids and adults!

With facilities like our Learner Conveyor tunnel, a Beginners’ Area close to our Base, gentle learner runs, a dedicated Kids’ Conveyor, and of course our amazing Snow Sports School, there’s no better place to learn to ski or snowboard!

Cardrona’s First Timer packages are a great introduction to the sport and are the most cost-effective way to learn how to ski or snowboard. Our First Timer lesson packages include Beginners’ Area lift passes, rental equipment and lessons. First Timer packages are for people who have NEVER EVER been on snow before.

We have separate Adult and Child First Timer lessons, starting and finishing at the same time. Private lessons are also available for First Timers – please book in advance by emailing lessons@cardrona.com

We filmed an actual first timer lesson with actual first timers to show you how much fun learning to ski is!

First Timer Ski or Snowboard Packages 2020

First Timer lesson start times: 10.20am, 11am, 11.30am and 2pm.
The afternoon lesson is only 2.5hrs if the morning lesson is taken at 10.20am - the 11am and 11.30am morning sessions have a 2pm / 2hr afternoon lesson.

On your 2nd and 3rd days you’ll have access to all the lifts on the mountain! You’ll get started in the morning with a 2hr lesson, then have the afternoon free to practice and explore. Multi-day First Timer packages can be used on consecutive and non-consecutive days. Child First Timer packages can add on Kids' Club – which includes an early drop-off, Kids' Club Rental (let us get them geared up for you!) and lunch. 

First Timer All Inclusive Package Adult Child

2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass + rental + clothing & accessories bundle (jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves)

$225 $180

1 Day Package

Adult Child

2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass + rental

$160 $125

1 day package + Kids' Club

NA $175

2 Day Package Adult Child

1st Day: 2 lessons (2hr & 2.5hr) + Learner Conveyor lift pass

+ rental

2nd Day: 1 x 2hr lesson + all mountain lift pass + rental

$335 $245

2 Day All-Inclusive (as above + clothing & accessories bundle)

$486 $353

2-day package + Kids' Club (includes added afternoon lesson on Day 2)

 N/A  $399

3 Day Package Adult Child

1st & 2nd Day: Same as 2 Day Package

3rd Day: 1 x 2hr lesson + all mountain lift pass + rental

$469 $350

3 Day All-Inclusive (as above + clothing & accessories bundle)

$679 $495

3 day package + Kids' Club (includes added afternoon lesson on Day 2 & 3)

N/A $599

Please allow plenty of time to be fitted with your ski or snowboard rental equipment before the lesson starts – aim to be at the Lesson Meeting Area 10mins before your lesson. Kids’ First Timer lessons are ages 5–14yrs for ski & 714yrs for snowboard.

Please note: minimum numbers apply – 1 person = 1hr lesson / 2 or more people = 2hr lesson


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