If you are looking for expert tuition to improve your confidence, perfect your technique or you're looking to explore new terrain, we have fun, world-class instructors on hand to help.
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!
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|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 weekend 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||
* 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
***lesson times are subject to change
Level 1: It’s my first time, I’ve never skied or snowboarded before
Level 2: I have skied / snowboarded before and can make round wedge turns to control speed and stop
Level 3: I can start a turn with a wedge and finish with skis parallel / make basic linked turns on a snowboard
Women's Ski Improvement Classes
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, just turn up and head to Guest Services 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 a place on the Women's Ski Clinic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 318 4731 during the winter season. Prior bookings are essential.
If you have any questions prior to your trip, please get in touch with our Guest Services team.
Help to plan your day:
We love to see the whole family spending time on the snow together, so we offer all families (including at least one adult and one youth in the immediate family) 15% off their lift pass, rental equipment and group lessons.