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Local Kids' Programmes

Cardrona’s local kids’ programmes are an awesome way for your child to learn to ski or snowboard, & develop their skills. Kids get to explore the mountain & hang out in a friendly team environment!

Hobbits/Hobblets is a great programme for kids of all levels & all ages. It’s Cardrona’s longest-running locals’ programme – the kids learn heaps & have a blast! Our qualified instructors are the pick of the bunch, specifically chosen for their kid-friendly teaching skills & technical knowledge.

The Academy (10yrs & up) & Junior Academy (7–9yrs) are local coaching programmes for skiers & snowboarders who rip & who want to do a bit of everything – big mountain, park, pipe & race. It’s the next step from Hobbits, &/or a stepping stone towards the Parks Squad or CAST coaching programmes. It’s perfect for kids who want to keep progressing but who are not necessarily wanting, or ready, to compete – or limit themselves to 1 discipline.

Talk to our Guest Services team about season-long rentals for local school kids.


Hobbits & Hobblets – 6 Sundays

6 Week Programme Pricing  
6 Sundays (11am–3.30pm, July 23–August 27) $304 (Register before July 17 & pay only $284!)
Add lunch $68

The most FUN your kids can have on a Sunday! Our Cardrona Hobbits/Hobblets programme is for local skiers & riders. Hobblets is for 4yr olds & Hobbits from 5yrs to early teens, snowboarders from 7yrs to early teens. There’s a group for every level from absolute beginners learning to ski or snowboard, to all-mountain rippers & budding park specialists. Hobbits is all about learning new skills in a supportive & social environment. With the same instructor & same age group of kids every week, each group soon becomes their own little team. Some of our amazing instructors who teach Hobbits went through the programme themselves back in the day! For more detailed information on Hobbits download a Hobbits/Hobblets Registration Form.


The Academy – 10 Sundays

10 Week Programme Pricing  
10 Sundays (9.30am–3.45pm, July 16–September 17) $655

If you have kids over 7yrs who are intermediate/advanced skiers or riders, this is the programme for them! The Junior Academy (7–9yrs) & Academy (10–14yrs) coaches will help steeze up their lines through the park, shred big mountain with style & blitz the gravity cross course. Our coaches deliver in a style which creates a fun, open atmosphere. The success of the camps requires some self-motivation & responsibility from each participant. These experienced & older kids appreciate a little more freedom & specific input when being coached, compared to more formal ski/snowboard school programmes.
Helmets are required & BYO lunch (lunch vouchers are available). This programme is subject to a minimum of 3 participants (half days for groups fewer than 3). For more detailed information on The Academy download an Academy Booking Form.


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