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Learn to ski & snowboard at Cardrona with awesome lessons, packages & programmes for all ages & abilities. From your very first time on the snow to perfecting a new skill, there’s a lesson at Cardrona for you!

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Cardrona Snow Sports School

If you’re taking your very first steps onto the snow, strapping on a snowboard or clicking into skis for the first time, Cardrona’s amazing Snow Sports School lessons will get you sliding in no time! Master all the basics as you travel on Cardrona’s extensive network of green trails.

Once you’ve found your feet you can work on becoming more confident over all of the mountain – moving from a ski wedge to parallel, snowboarding steeper terrain… Cardrona can truly become your playground when you learn to ski & snowboard with us! Find out more about group lessons here or follow this link to reserve a private lesson – the choice is yours.

Adult Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Is it your very first day on skis or a snowboard? The First Timer Package is specifically designed to make your first day on snow a breeze. You get everything packaged up - lessons, lift passes & rental equipment, (ski clothing, goggles & helmet can be added on if you don't have any gear at all)! We also offer the First Timer Package in Mandarin - exactly the same as the First Timer Package, only taught entirely by a Mandarin speaking instructor.

If you've been skiing or snowboarding before, thrive in a group environment & want to progress your skills, jump on an Adult Group Lesson. They start at 10.30am each day.

If you learn best 1-on-1, a Private Lesson is more your style! Have your instructor's undivided attention & learn to ski or snowboard in the best way for you. You can add extra people into your private lesson from $110 each, so long as they're at a similar ability level to you.

If it's a little bit of luxury you're looking for, check out our Premium Private Lessons. Enjoy a full day of tailor-made tuition with your own expert instructor, private lift line priority to skip the queues and a two course dining experience to break up the day.

Child ski & Snowboard Lessons

If your family is visiting Cardrona for a week, our 4-day Multi Day Programmes could be a great fit! Skiwees (skiers from 5yrs) & Lowriders (snowboarders from 7yrs) are full-day group lessons that run every week of the winter season on Mondays to Thursdays. The kids spend the week in the same group, with the same instructor. Lunch is included & the kids can even get fitted out with rental gear in their very own hangout zone – The Den!

We offer First Timer Packages for kids too – if it's your child's very first time on skis or a snowboard, & your family is visiting for a single day, this is the package for them!

If you're visiting for just a day or two, & your child has been on skis or a board before, our Kids' Group Lessons are a great way to go. If your child benefits better with 1-on-1 attention, you can book them in for a Private Lesson – choose the lesson length that will work best for your family!

Want to make the most of your quality family time together this holiday? Check out our Premium Family Private Lessons and learn to ski or snowboard all together! Learn together all day, or split your time, your family can build your own unique lessons experience with one of our instructors.

Got kids under 5yrs old & want them to learn to ski? We've got Under 5s Ski Lessons for them, run through our Ski Kindy!

We also offer weekly group lessons for local kids – check out our Local Kids' Programmes for more information.

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