Snow School

With the largest novice area in New Zealand, Mt Dobson is an ideal place to learn to ski or ride. Wide open slopes and lots of space makes for a relaxed fun environment – ideal for learning.

Our Snow School offers group lessons for first timers and private lessons for all levels of ability, including the disabled. Our instructors are all well qualified, and best of all, snow and teaching are their passions.

First timer group lessons start at 11am and 1:30pm with private lessons available at any time of the day. There is no need to pre-book lessons, this can be done on the day at the ski school office.

Click here to visit our Snow School microsite.

Easy Packs for First Timers

Easy Pack Ski $99 Adults/Students and $75 Youth/Child  (Includes skis, boots and poles, beginner lift pass and group lesson)

Easy Pack Snowboard $99 Adults/Students and $75 Youth/Child (Includes snowboard and boots, beginner lift pass and group lesson)


First Timer Group Lessons $40 $35
Private Lessons $90

Additional Programmes:

  • Race training
  • Freestyle coaching
  • Mount Dobson has a great school programme and offers schools a comprehensive package for skiing and snowboarding

For information on any matters concerning Ski School please contact the Ski School director, Adam Cuff, email