Learn from our best

Lessons are a great introduction to the sports of skiing and snowboarding, as well as a great opportunity to work on specific techniques, on your journey to becoming a more competent rider.

We have qualified instructors to meet your skill and experience level, in all lesson settings. Our instructors know, through many years of training, how to teach you to ski or snowboard, and how to support you in perfecting your skills.

Our Group Lesson Packages include a Group Lesson, (all mountain) Day Pass or Lower Mountain Pass, and your rental equipment, saving you upwards of 20%.

Which type of lesson is right for you?

Private or group lessons?

Factors such as your age and on snow experience, your personality, the time and duration of lessons, as well as your budget, will influence your decision to sign up to one of our group or private lessons.

Group lessons are a lot of fun, and an opportunity to learn alongside others. Private lessons are individually tailored to you and you only.

Private lessons

Private lessons are just that – one on one instruction, where you have your instructor's undivided attention.

Private lessons offer a greater level of flexibility and individual attention beyond what a group lesson can, meaning you can often progress more quickly.

If you already know the basics or are an advanced skier or snowboarder wanting to work on specific techniques, a private lesson is a good option for you.

Our private lessons vary from 1, 2, 3 to 6 hours long, and are available at all levels. You can also request your favourite instructor too.

Whakapapa Private Ski Lessons
Whakapapa Private Snowboard lessons

Group lessons

Group lessons are a great way to meet other people, and together progress your ski or snowboard skills, while also having a lot of fun.

Our group lessons cater to up to 10 riders of a similar ability. Group lessons are more affordable, and tend to benefit kids, where they can follow and learn from each other, in a fun and energetic group dynamic.

Our group lessons are 1hr 50min in duration, or new in 2024 is a full day group lesson, split by age and level.

Bundle into a package that includes your group lesson, Day Pass, and rental equipment and save.

Whakapapa Group Ski Lesson
Whakapapa Group Ski Lesson Package
Whakapapa Group Ski Lesson Package - Lower Mountain Only
Whakapapa Group Snowboard Lessons
Whakapapa Group Snowboard Lesson Package
Whakapapa Group Snowboard Lesson Package - Lower Mountain Only