From learn to ski to ripping the mountain

Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn to ski or a seasoned pro looking to take your development to the next level, we have ski and snowboard lessons to suit all levels at the Dobo Snowsports School.

Guiding you in a fun and friendly way, our Snowsports instructors conduct private lessons for individuals or private group lessons of the same ability.

Active Programme

Feeling sluggish?

Explore the mountain with renewed confidence, rhythm and flow to your skiing and riding experience. If you can already ski but are interested in up-skilling to improve balance, turn shape, speed and ski/edge control, then the Active Programme is for you.

Our qualified Level 2 and Level 3 Snowsport Instructors will coach you through the steps progressively using renowned teaching methods.

Get some friends together of the same ability and take a fun private group lesson. 

2 and 4 hour lesson options available.

Adult/Student – $96 for 1 person – add extra adults for $48 per person.

Youth/Child – $76 for 1 person – add extra youth for $38 per person.


Learn to Ski Programme

Not sure how to get started? Try out the EASY PACK  Learn to Ski package.

The perfect way to have a go at skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or if it has been a long time since you last tried. This amazing package deal includes ski or snowboard rental equipment, a lift pass, 1 hour lesson and outer clothing + helmet.

You don’t have to book ahead, just check in with the Ticketing/Guest Service desk and we will take care of the rest.

Pick up your EASY PACK voucher, this will give you details for your ski lesson meeting place and time and a coupon to pick up your ski or snowboard from Foote Hills Rental shop on the mountain. You are welcome to get warmed up on the Beginners slope while you wait for your lesson or grab a coffee from the Foote Rest Cafe.

Adult/Student – $165 per person

Youth/Child – $126 per person

Upgrade to a 2 hour lesson – Adult/Student + $89 per person

Youth/Child + $69 per person

School and Youth Group Programme

Looking for an exciting and fun Snowsport experience?

For Schools and Youth Groups, we operate according to the NZSIA programme which aims to have a consistent learn to ski and snowboard development pathway for children to follow throughout the country.

Lessons follow the 6 skill levels of the NZSIA FUNdamentals framework.  

For Schools and Youth Groups  wishing to participate in the Classic School and Youth Ski or Big Crew  Programme, please see our Schools and Youth Group page

Dobo Snowsports Lesson Timetable

Learn to ski lessons and coaching sessions are 1 hour duration.

2 hr and 4 hr lessons are available, please enquire at the Guest Service desk.

Lesson times are: Morning 10am-11am and11.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon 1pm – 2pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Bookings can be made at the Snowsports/Guest Service office.
If you purchase an EasyPack Learn to Ski  package, we recommend arriving at least an hour before your lesson starts to allow for fitment of ski/snowboard equipment. 

First Timers EASY PACK


Adults / Students: $165

Youth/ Child: $126

Give skiing a go! This package deal is perfect to get started. Includes lift pass, ski rental, outer clothing + helmet and a 1 hour lesson with a pro Snowsports Instructor

First Timers EASY PACK


Adults / Students: $165

Youth/ Child: $126

Give snowboarding a go! This package deal is perfect for getting started. Includes lift pass, rental, outer clothing + helmet and a 1 hour lesson with a pro Snowsports Instructor 

Active Ski and Snowboard coaching sessions

1 Hour Adults / Students:

 $96 for 1 person. Create a private group lesson – $48 per extra person.

1 Hour Youth/ Child:

 $76 for 1 person. Create a private group lesson – $38 per extra person

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