Porters is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, with an array of instructors specialising in all abilities and skills. If you're a beginner, we have both adult and children's lessons designed to get you moving with ease and confidence in our designated beginner's area.
Our beginners' carpet lift and expansive beginners area is perfect for first-timers, while the platter lift and intermediate area is the perfect transition before moving onto the Easy Rider chairlift and further up the ski area.
We offer group lessons for adults and children age 5 and above, and a Kids Camp aimed at younger children with the sole aim to have fun on the snow!
|Level 1: First Timers||10.30am & 1.30pm||Two hours*||Carpet Lift||Everyday||Ski / Snowboard||$59|
|Levels 2-3: Beginner / Intermediate||1.30pm||Two hours*||Platter Lift||Every Saturday, Sunday and during school holidays||Ski / Snowboard||$59|
|Kids Camp (3-5 year olds)||10.30am & 1.30pm||Two hours||Carpet Lift||Every Sunday, and during school holidays||Ski||$50**|
* NB: a two-hour group lesson will be reduced to one-hour duration if there are fewer than four participants in the group
** Kids Camp includes beginners lift pass, equipment rental (skis and boots) and lesson
Level 1: It’s my first time, I’ve never skied or snowboarded before
Level 2: I have skied / snowboarded before on the carpet lift only
Level 3: I can confidently turn and stop and have skied / snowboarded less than 5 times
If it is your first time skiing or snowboarding, we have a First-Time ski or snowboard package with everything you need to get you started. The package includes:
- Lift pass (for the beginners' lifts)
- Equipment rental (skis, boots and poles, or snowboard and boots)
- Group Lesson (Level 1 only)
- Option to upgrade the package to include Porters PLUS Package
- Include afternoon lesson for just $20
|First-Time Packages (Level 1 only)||Adult / Student||Youth||Child / 75+|
|First-Time Package (pass, equipment rental, lesson)||$99||$79||$79|
|First-Time Package PLUS (pass, equipment rental, lesson, food and beverage)||$129||$109||$99|
Masterclass for Over 50s
Porters has a specially designed first-time ski package for over 50's with well-known Porters local, John Dunne. An entertaining host, John can teach you to ski any Sunday through Friday this winter. We will take care of everything you need to give skiing a go and make sure you have an enjoyable time! The package includes:
- Ski equipment hire (skis, boots and poles)
- Beginners lift pass
- 2-hour lesson with John
- Complimentary apres coffee or house wine
The package costs just $105. Prior bookings are essential; please email us with your details and preferred date today, or call (03) 318 4731 during the winter season.
Women's Ski Improvement Clinics
Join Lucy Appleton in our female-only class to improve your skills and confidence in a fun and friendly session. Lucy is a Canterbury local with a keen interest in skiing, sound technical knowledge and a helpful approach.
- Lessons cost $50 per session (or book eight for $350)
- Every Tuesday between 11am - 1.30pm (outside the school holidays)
- Includes a free coffee!
How to Book
There are no pre-bookings for group lessons or packages, just turn up and head to the Ticket Office to book your place and organise your equipment. Lessons are offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lesson. We advise arriving at least one hour before the start of the group lesson time to ensure your place.
To book the Over 50's Masterclass, or a place on the Women's Ski Clinic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 318 4731 during the winter season.
If you have any questions prior to your trip, please get in touch with our Ticket Office team.