Lessons

& Programs

Lessons & Programs

Kea Club

Child Lesson Package Age: 5-17

Our kids group lesson packages combines fun, education and on-mountain adventure! Our experienced instructors can help kids of all ability levels build confidence on snow and improve their skiing or snowboarding abilities.

Age:

  • Ski lessons available from 5 years of age.
  • Snowboard lessons available from 7 years of age.

Includes:

  • Lift Pass.
  • Lessons (2x 2.5 hour lessons).
  • Morning lessons start at 10am and afternoon lessons start at 1:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before your lessons starts.
  • Recreational ski or snowboard equipment hire (skis or snowboard, boots and poles - helmet and clothing can be added on for additional cost).
  • Lunch.

You will need to collect your lift pass and rentals (available from 8:30am) before arriving at the lessons area, so please allow plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

Child 5-17 yrs

$185

Drop Off Add On

$20

Minimum ability level: Open to all ability levels.

Your child will be grouped into a lesson with children of a similar ability level and age, lessons are monitored to ensure your child is in the appropriate group.

Important information:

  • To give families flexibility, Kea Club cannot be reserved. To avoid disappointment, please check-in early with Guest Services to pick up your MyPass in advance and arrive at the lesson area 15 minutes prior to the start of the program: i.e. at 9:45am.
  • Please be aware that all kids’ lessons have a maximum group number for safety and optimal learning.
  • If weather doesn’t permit lessons, we provide indoor entertainment.

Optional Drop-off add-on:

We have a convenient drop-off service in the base building to accommodate children from 9am, where our friendly staff take your kids through rentals and on to Kea Club.

Group Lesson

Our ski and snowboard group lessons are guaranteed to build your confidence and improve your skills. With help from our trained and qualified instructors you will also get to know the best ski runs at Mt Hutt that suit your ability level. Lessons will vary depending on your ability level, instructors and guest service staff will help you into a lesson that is appropriate for your ability.

Includes:

  • Two group lessons.
  • Adult lessons are 1:50 hours and kids 5-17 yrs are 2.5 hours duration, please arrive at the lessons area at least 15 minutes before your lesson starts. No need to book a specific time.
  • Morning lessons start daily at 11am for Adults and 10:30am for kids 5-17 yrs.
  • Afternoon lessons start daily at 2:30pm for Adults and 2pm for kids 5-17 yrs.
  • All ability levels 1 to 6.
  • * Please note that small lesson groups of less than 3 people will receive reduced lessons times; two one hour lessons.

View our ability guide.

Once you have your lift pass and rental equipment sorted, simply arrive at the lessons area 15 minutes before the lesson starts. 

Adult

$109

Kids 5-17 yrs

$109 (Includes lunch)

Private Lesson

Want to learn the basics or give the terrain park a shot? We have highly trained coaches dedicated to giving you a personalised coaching experience to fast track your progress. A dedicated coach that can give you the insider’s perspective on the mountain and also show you the best terrain to suit your abilities. 

  • Choose from full day, three, two or one hour private ski or snowboard lessons.
  • Go for a one-on-one setting or with a group of up to six of your friends or family.
  • All private ski or snowboard lessons have priority lift access (skip the queue). 
  • Available for all ability levels.
  • We also offer private telemark and adaptive lessons.

Advanced bookings are essential.

6 Hour Lesson

(1-6 people) $709

Three Hour Lesson

(1-6 people) $389

Two Hour Lesson

(1-3 people) $269

One Hour Lesson

(1-2 people) $149

Big Mountain Academy

Age: 10 - 17 yrs

This program is aimed developing a wide skill set and good mountain knowledge, by tackling varied and challenging terrain including bumps, drops and jumps here at Mt Hutt. Providing kids with the tools to make safe and informed decisions when skiing and riding. Pre-booking this program is essential.

Schedule:

  • 6 days of 4 hour lessons.
  • Each lesson starts at 10:30a.m with an hour lunch break at 12:30p.m.
  • Afternoon lessons run from 1:30 – 3:30p.m.
  • You will need to purchase a valid lift pass and ski or snowboard hire if required.

Details:

  • Program cost doesn't include lift pass or lunch.
  • Participants must have a valid lift pass.
  • Ability level: Minimum level 5.

View our ability guide.

Dates:

  • Block 1: Sunday 23rd June
  • Block 2: Sunday 11th August

Child: 10 - 17 years

$369

Mountain Holiday Program

Age: 5 - 17 yrs

Our Mountain Holiday programme, available during the New Zealand school holidays, is designed to help kids improve their skills, whilst making sure learning is fun!

This is a three day program, offering three consecutive, full days of tuition for children aged 5-17 years of age. Your child will be assigned the same instructor for the duration of the program, helping them to have a continued and progressive learning experience. With lots of on-snow time, a good level of stamina is required. Pre-booking this program is essential.

Age: Children must be at least five years old to join ski lessons and at least seven years old to join snowboard lessons. 

Includes:

  • Full day lessons for three days.
  • Lesson times are 10am-4pm daily.
  • Each day includes a 1 hour lunch.
  • You will need to purchase a valid lift pass and ski or snowboard hire if required.
  • Open to all ability levels.

View our ability guide.

Dates: Program is a three day program.

  • 8th-10th July
  • 11th-13th July
  • 15th-17th July
  • 18th – 20th July

Ages 5 -10 years (lessons, lift pass, ski hire, lunch)

$477

Age: 5 -17 (lessons and lunch)

$327

Mountain Sliders Program

Age: 5 - 12 yrs

Mountain Sliders teaches kids, aged 5 to 12 years, the tools needed to make safe and informed decisions whilst skiing and riding here at Mt Hutt.

This program offers a three hour lesson on Sunday mornings, over a period of six weeks. Your child will be assigned with a group of children of similar age and ability, coached by the same instructor over the six week duration. Providing structured learning and guaranteed fun, Mountain Sliders offers the best value children’s ski and ride program in the country. Pre-booking this program is essential.

Age: Children must be at least five years old to join ski lessons and at least seven years old to join snowboard lessons.

Includes:

  • Six Sundays of a three hour morning lesson - 9.20am to 12.20pm.
  • Refreshment break.
  • Open to all ability levels.

View our ability guide.

  • Dates:

    • Block 1: Sunday 23rd June
    • Block 2: Sunday 11th August

Please Note:

  • The program might not be suitable for all 5 year olds. Please contact us directly if your child is new to skiing or snowboarding.
  • You will need to purchase a valid lift pass and ski or snowboard hire if required.

Kids: 5-12 years (6 days)

$315

Go Girls Program

Run by women for women, the go girls program is for ladies who want to get back on their skis and take their skills to the next level.

Over six consecutive Monday's you will learn the fundamentals of skiing techniques, tactics and a host of other useful tips. With the support of qualified female instructors, you'll conquer a lot of challenges, up-­skill to the next level and have a great time.

Adult (6 days)

$369

Includes: 

  • 1:50hr of lesson/coaching per day.
  • Morning coffee.
  • Detailed debrief each day.

You will need to purchase a valid lift pass and ski hire if required. Pre-booking essential

Ability level: Suitable for levels 4­-6.

View our ability guide.

Dates: Monday 29th July 2019

Freestyle Academy

Age: 10 - 17 yrs

Run by our specialised coaches, our Freestyle Academy offers specific tuition covering all aspects of freestyle skiing and riding. Young athletes can hone their skills and develop technical aspects of their freestyle skiing and riding. If you’re looking to put your child’s freshly enhanced skills to the test, we offer different freestyle events throughout the winter season that they can register for and compete in. Pre-booking this program is essential.

Schedule:

  • 6 days of 4 hour lessons.
  • Each lesson starts at 10:30 a.m. with an hour lunch break at 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon lessons run from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Details:

  • Program cost doesn't include lift pass or lunch. Participants must have a valid lift pass.
  • Ability level: Minimum level 5.

View our ability guide.

Dates: The program runs for six weeks on Sundays and every lesson is four hours duration.

  • Block 1 Starts: Sunday 23rd June
  • Block 2 Starts: Sunday 11th August

Please note: Lessons cannot be exchanged for another product or dates outside of the sessions.

 

 

Child 10 - 17

$369

Adaptive Program

If you want to learn ski or snowboard or to improve the skills you already have or if you just want to explore the mountain the Mt Hutt Adaptive Program has the qualified instructors, specialised adaptive equipment and trained volunteers to get you there. We support adults and children with any disability – physical, cognitive, or sensory.

Whether you want to learn ski or snowboard, or you want to improve the skills you already have, or if you just want to explore the mountain, the Mt Hutt adaptive program has the qualified instructors, specialised adaptive equipment and trained volunteers to get you there.

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Private Lessons are available from our team of some of the most highly qualified adaptive instructors in the country. All lessons need to be pre-booked. We offer a 40% discount off any of our standard private lesson prices for guests requiring adaptive lessons.

 

We look forward to seeing you up at Mt Hutt. Please contact us to get started. We’ll then get back in touch with you to confirm your needs. The more information and time you can give us the better we’ll be able to assist you in your trip planning. Alternatively, if you have any questions, contact our bookings team

Email: hello@mthutt.co.nz

Phone: 03 308 5074

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Instructor Training Program

With short and long courses to suit new instructors or those already qualified, there’s no better way to enjoy your gap year, career gap, winter adventure, or to develop your career in the Snow Sports industry. For more details about the full range of courses, training opportunities, and accommodation packages please visit one of our training partners.

Third Party Instructing & Guiding

All instructing and guiding at Mt Hutt is restricted to the instructors of Mt Hutt Snow Sports School. 

All NZSki mountains including Mt Hutt hold an exclusive commercial operation concession from the Department of Conservation. Further action may be taken with anyone who is found to be instructing/guiding without written permission. 

Third party instructing and guiding enquiries may be made to Mt Hutt Snow Sports School management

Email: matt@mt.hutt.co.nz

Telemark Lesson

Discover and explore one of the most elegant and historic winter sport disciplines with Telemarking. Free the heels – Free the mind and learn new skills.

We offer Telemark private lessons by arrangement for all abilities. Our highly personalised clinics focus on specific goals for Telemarking.

  • Choose from full day or three hour private ski and snowboard lessons.
  • Go for a one-on-one setting or with a group of up to six of your friends or family.
  • Multi-person private lessons are for people of similar abilities.
  • All private ski or snowboard lessons have priority lift access (skip the queue). 
  • Available for all ability levels.
  • 6 hours (Full Day, for 1-6 people) 9:20am.
  • 3 hours (Half Day, for 1-6 people) 9:20am/1:00pm.

Advanced bookings are essential.

6 hour lesson

(1-6 people) $799

3 hour lesson

(1-6 people) $499

Family Learner Experience

Mt Hutt are offering an exclusive family package for the first time ever! You’ll spend the whole day on the snow with one of our highly skilled instructors and be provided everything you need to start your first day on the snow. The Family Learner Package will have you beginning your skiing career and exploring the mountain as a family.

Includes:

  • Beginner lift passes
  • Full day private lesson (9:20am start)
  • Rental Equipment (skis, boots, poles / snowboard, boots and bindings)
  • Family of 4 or 5
  • Lift line priority

Advanced bookings are essential

Family of 4

$899

Family of 5

$949