Ski Programmes

SKI

Ski Programmes are run by Porters Snow School and take place over multiple days to ensure you ramp up your skills and boost your confidence, so the mountain becomes your playground. Set for children, youth and adults who are novice to the sport as well as more advanced riders, we have qualified instructors for every ability level. A ski trial run and video recording in the first lesson will help find you your place in the right ability group. Group numbers are limited to 10 participants.

Individual video analysis will be used to visualize your progress over the span of the course.

Two hours early morning, from 9am – 11am, to make the best out of the fresh cord and 1 hour in the afternoon, from 1pm – 2pm, to rehearse your newly acquired skills, so you can take your skiing to the next level with us!

School Holidays: Mon-Fri, 5 Sessions – available for both, week 1 and week 2

week 1: 8 – 12 July 2024
week 2: 15 – 19 July 2024
 

7 Sunday programme: starting on 28 July 2024

7 consecutive Sundays. In case of a closing day, back up days for the 7 Sunday programme will be communicated as early as possible/when there is bad weather we will also introduce indoor technique video analysis days. Our snowsports manager sends out an email the day before the programme with an update on the weather and if we’re making a call in the morning.

 

Children

5-10 Years

Beginner

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Sun kid Carpet and Platter Lift. Skiers aged 5-10 learn how to stop, turn and control their speed before heading towards the platter and chairlift.”

Focus lies with becoming familiar with snow and learning how to move around with skis. Learning how to use ski edges on snow and using them to control speed and safely stopping in time. Use of various ski lifts and how to exit them properly. Our friendly team of instructors aim to make this an unforgettable winter experience for your children and have them roaming the mountain safely.

An amazing start to your child’s skiing adventure!

NZSIA level ability:

Level 1: Never skied before or is unable to stop with confidence on a gentle slope. *

Level 2:  Learning to turn in control on gentle slopes. Usually rides magic carpet lifts. *

*Poles are not required for this ability group

Price

School Holidays (Mon – Fri): $549
7-Sunday: $699

Kids 10 and under ski for free! Free of charge season passes can be obtained from Guest Services and must be always on the child.


Children Intermediate

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Platter Lift and Chairlift. Skiers aged 5-10 learn how to bring their wedge turn into parallel turns, controlling speed and introduction on how to use poles.”

Focus lies with progressing towards parallel skiing. Moving away from using a wedge to control speed and turns, children will be able to advance to more difficult terrain and make it up to the top of the mountain using T-bars. Various fun drills and exercises will be used to improve the stance and posture of the child so bad habits are avoided in the future. Once the group mastered parallel turns, how to use ski poles will be included in this ability group too.

Have your child following you around the entire mountain with ease!

NZSIA level ability:

Level 3: Can link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel on the gentle slopes at the beginner’s area, almost ready to progress to the chairlift. *

Level 4: Able to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain. *

*Please note that Porters chairlift provides a steeper blue run which can be intimidating for level 3 & 4 participants. A ski trial run in the first lesson will decide last minute changes if the instructor thinks more practice at the beginner terrain is required.

*Usage of poles will be advised by instructors during the course.

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri): $549
7-Sunday: $699

Kids 10 and under ski for free! Free of charge season passes can be obtained from Guest Services and must be always on the child.


Children Advanced

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Chairlift and T-bars. Skiers aged 5-10 learn how to tackle more difficult terrain and are introduced to various disciplines of the sport.”

Focus lies on mastering previous skills and applying them to more challenging terrain. Skiers are expected to be able to take any kind of lift and ski the whole mountain whilst being in control of their speed. As we give introductions to freestyle, freeride and racing in this group, participants will learn how to do short and long turns in any kind of terrain, learn tricks off jumps and rails in the terrain park and learn how to find their way in off-piste.

Take your skiing to the next level!

NZSIA level ability

Level 5+6:  Learning, short turns, off piste, moguls, powder, and more difficult terrain. Enjoys the challenge of skiing in control in all conditions and terrain and wants to refine these skills.

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri): $549
7-Sunday: $699

Kids 10 and under ski for free! Free of charge season passes can be obtained from Guest Services and must be always on the child.


YOUTH

11-16 Years

Beginner

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Sun kid Carpet and Platter Lift. Skiers aged 11-16 years learn how to stop, turn and control their speed before heading towards the platter and chairlift.”

Focus lies with becoming familiar with snow and learning how to move around with skis. Learning how to use ski edges on snow and using them to control speed and safely stopping in time. Use of various ski lifts and how to exit them properly. Our friendly team of instructors aim to make this an exciting winter experience for the youth and have them roaming the mountain safely.

An amazing start to your skiing adventure!

NZSIA level ability:

Level 1: Never skied before or is unable to stop with confidence on a gentle slope. *

Level 2:  Learning to turn in control on gentle slopes. Usually rides magic carpet lifts. *

*Poles are not required for this ability group

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri): $549
7-Sunday: $699

Make sure to acquire a season pass for them so they don’t miss out on their lessons.


Youth Intermediate

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Platter Lift and Chairlift. Skiers aged 11-16 years learn how to bring their wedge turn into parallel turns, controlling speed and introduction on how to use poles.”

Focus lies with progressing towards parallel skiing. Moving away from using a wedge to control speed and turns, they will be able to advance to more difficult terrain and make it up to the top of the mountain using T-bars. Various fun drills and exercises will be used to improve the stance and posture of the youth so bad habits are avoided in the future. Once the group mastered parallel turns, how to use ski poles will be included in this ability group too.

Have them riding around the entire mountain with ease!

NZSIA level ability:

Level 3: Can link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel on the gentle slopes at the beginners area, almost ready to progress to the chairlift. *

Level 4: Able to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain. *

*Please note that Porters chairlift provides a steeper blue run which can be intimidating for level 3 & 4 participants. A ski-off in the first lesson will decide last minute changes if the instructor thinks more practice at the beginner terrain is required.

*Usage of poles will be advised by instructors during the course.

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri): $549
7-Sunday: $699

Make sure to acquire a season pass for them so they don’t miss out on their lessons.

Youth Advanced

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Chairlift and T-bars. Skiers aged 11-16 years learn how to tackle more difficult terrain and are introduced to various disciplines of the sport.”

Focus lies on mastering previous skills and applying them to more challenging terrain. Skiers are expected to be able to take any kind of lift and ski the whole mountain whilst being in control of their speed. As we give introductions to freestyle, freeride and racing in this group, participants will learn how to do short and long turns in any kind of terrain, learn tricks off jumps and rails in the terrain park and learn how to find their way in off-piste.

Take your skiing to the next level!

NZSIA level ability

Level 5+6:  Learning, short turns, off piste, moguls, powder, and more difficult terrain. Enjoys the challenge of skiing in control in all conditions and terrain and wants to refine these skills.

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri) : $549
7-Sunday: $699

Make sure to acquire a season pass for them so they don’t miss out on their lessons.

10% discount for 2024 season pass holders by entering the promo code: winter2024 
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ADULTS

Lessons are 1,5 hour each day in the morning at 9:00 AM

Novice/Beginner

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Sun kid Carpet and Platter Lift. Skiers learn how to stop, turn and control their speed before heading towards the platter and chairlift.”

Focus lies with becoming familiar with snow and learning how to move around with skis. Learning how to use ski edges on snow and using them to control speed and safely stopping in time. Use of various ski lifts and how to exit them properly. Our friendly team of instructors aim to make this an exciting winter experience and have you roaming the mountain safely.

An amazing start to your skiing adventure!

NZSIA level ability:

Level 1: Never skied before or is unable to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.

Level 2:  Learning to turn in control on gentle slopes. Usually rides magic carpet lifts.

 

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri) -Programme only: $299
7-Sunday – Programme only: $359


Adult Intermediate

“Ski group lessons which take place at Porters Platter Lift and Chairlift. Skiers learn how to bring their wedge turn into parallel turns, controlling speed and introduction on how to use poles.”

Focus lies with progressing towards parallel skiing. Moving away from using a wedge to control speed and turns, children will be able to advance to more difficult terrain and make it up to the top of the mountain using T-bars near the end of the course. Various drills and exercises will be used to improve the stance and posture so bad habits are avoided in the future.

Learn how to ski around the whole mountain with ease!

Price

School Holidays (Mon-Fri):  $299
7-Sunday: $359

NZSIA level ability:

Level 3: Can link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel on the gentle slopes at the beginners area, almost ready to progress to the chairlift. *

Level 4: Able to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. Would like to explore more varied terrain. *

*Please note that Porters chairlift provides a steeper blue run which can be intimidating for level 3 & 4 participants. A ski-off in the first lesson will decide last minute changes if the instructor thinks more practice at the beginner terrain is required.

10% discount for 2024 season pass holders by entering the promo code: winter2024 
BUY NOW 

Terms & Conditions

  • Injuries/cancellations during the course -> No Refunds.
  • Lessons & programme entry does not include lift pass, this must be purchased separately.
  • Lessons will start on the hour so please ensure you are ready to be at the meeting point.
  • Closed/weather days -> back up days will be communicated/indoor technique video analysis days.
  • Minimum of 4 people needed. If not enough people are booked in, you will receive a credit instead, that can be used for (private) lessons.