Beginners ski area to open in Canberra

Skiing and snowboarding will return to the slopes of Corin Forest this winter, for the first time in 21 years.  A 5000 square metre ​slope with a “magic carpet” ski lift will be run, offering ski and snowboard lessons. The additions will be a perfect environment for first ­timers and those wanting to brush up on their skills.

Dane Liepins, Corin Forest General Manager, said the addition of skiing and boarding was an exciting step in the vision for Corin Forest.

“We’re really excited to be bringing skiing back to Corin Forest. It’s been gone a long time, and from the moment we came here at the end of 2013 it is what we’ve been working to.” Mr Liepins said.

“We’re not trying to take on the big resorts. We’re still all about families at Corin, we want to be a great day out for the whole family and an affordable step before you move on to bigger slopes.

“We’ll be running two sessions on the lift each day. Half day lift passes, ski or board hire and a lesson are under $100 ­ and you can be back in the CBD less than an hour later.”

The ski slope is in addition to other major improvements including snow hire shop, a new, larger sun­deck area and commercial kitchen.

Prices will be a half­day lift ticket $30, ski or snowboard rental $30, 2h group lesson $39. For safety and to make sure everyone gets the most out of their session the area will be limited to 150 skiers at a time, with tickets sold online.

Work is underway and the lift and ski slope are expected to open in June.


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