Skiing and snowboarding tips for beginners

Skiing for the first time

Plan ahead before you hit the slopes for the first time. Are you planning a day trip, or staying longer and need to book accommodation? Will you buy, borrow or hire snow gear? Hiring is the best option for first timers and all snow resorts offer ski hire options. Get organised before you head off so you can save all your time for the slopes.

Book in ski lessons

Hit the slopes with confidence under the direction of an experienced guide. Ski and snowboarding instructors will arm you with the invaluable tips you need to get you going. All resorts have their own snow schools which offer group lessons. Private lessons are also available at some resorts. Lessons are popular, so book ahead of time, especially if youre on the mountain over the weekend.

Ski lesson in Charlotte Pass

Where to go

Charlotte Pass is a great resort for beginner skiers, with good runs to learn on and less people than most major ski fields due to a limited number of guests. With no queues and crowds, you’ll soon be carving up the slopes and moving on to the more challenging runs.

Family-friendly Selwyn Snowfields is an excellent resort option for beginners to hone their ski skills. Start off at New Chum Bowl to practise safely until youre ready to test your skills on the intermediate runs at Township Trails.

Perisher and its surrounding villages make up the southern hemisphere's biggest alpine resort. Perisher's Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes snowfields offer ideal conditions for beginners.

At Thredbo, beginners can feel at ease on Friday Flat. The beginners' zone features a 'first timer' only area, as well as a Wonder Carpet that transports skiiers to the top of a ski run with a mild slope.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Doors to other Worlds in Batlow

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Batlow

    Book festival featuring seven award winning Australian authors, plus Ali Green publisher from Pantera Press. Discussion panels, debate plus much more. All details can be found on their facebook page. Tickets available at Batlow Library a…

    21 Jul - 22 Jul
  2. Truffle hunting and dining

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Monday 27 August 2018 , Cooma

    Situated eight kilometres from the village of Bredbo in the Snowy Monaro region, Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines offers you the chance to explore the hidden delights of the Perigord black truffle. Come and join the team at Macenmist wher…

    21 Jul - 27 Aug
  3. Thredbo Uni Week

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Friday 27 July 2018 , Thredbo

    Brain sore? Exams Done? Ready to let loose? Thredbo’s got you covered! Enjoy one amazing week of skiing, snowboarding and non-stop partying. They understand it’s tough times in the saving money department whilst studying so they're offerin…

    22 Jul - 27 Jul
  4. First Tracks at Perisher

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Perisher Valley

    First Tracks Mornings are a special Perisher experience, offering a limited number of resort guests the chance to access a selected area in beautiful Blue Cow riding the Ridge Quad chairlift before anyone else. First Tracks will run from Ju…

    22 Jul - 30 Sep
  5. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Cooma

    Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and crafts, woodwork, home wares…

    22 Jul - 25 Nov