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Adult & Junior Lessons

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Our group lesson timetable enables you to progress through our structured skill level system with other participants of the same ability. There is a maximum of 10 participants on each group lesson (1-4). To be eligible for Open Practice, a beginner would need to complete level 4. As everyone progresses at a different pace, it is possible a certain lesson may need to be repeated.

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Call us on 01634 827979 to book your lesson.

Tots Group Lessons

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Our group lesson timetable for Tots aged 4-7, enables your child to progress through our structured skill level system with other participants of the same ability. There is a maximum of 6 pupils on each class.

Check out our brochure to check dates & times for available lessons.

Call us on 01634 827979 to book your lesson.

Private Lessons

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Private lessons are a good form of learning for those that wish to progress quickly or just want a re-assessment of their ability. More than one person can take part in a private lesson we just ask that the participants are at the same skill level. Shorter 30 minutes sessions are available for Tots skiers (4 – 7 years).

There is a minimum age limit of 4 years for skiing.

Call us on 01634 827 979 to book your lesson

Family Lessons

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Planning a ski trip for your family?

Need a bit of practice before your trip?

Or just want to have some family fun?

Book our private lesson for your entire family.

Family can be either 2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children.

More children? 
You can add more people to our package price £12/person.

Check the prices below!

To book, call 01634 827 979.

What level are you?

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Complete Beginners

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • Become familiar with the ski equipment: Learn how to walk and slide on a flat surface.
  • Progression to walking and sliding down a slope: Able to side step up our teaching slope and slide back down.
  • Awareness of the Ski code: Learn the basics behind the ski code.

Developing Snowplough

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • Snowplough glide: Be able to glide down the slope slowly using a Snowplough to control your speed.
  • Snowplough brake: Be able to stop halfway down the slope using the Snowplough.
  • Straight run to snowplough stop: Be able to schuss down the hill and bring yourself to a stop using a Snowplough.

Introduction to Turning

  • Location: Teaching Slope / Exit One Main Slope
  • Snowplough turning exercises: Be able to do make small directional changes on the way down the slope staying in a Snowplough.
  • Snowplough turn in and out of the fall line: Be able to make controlled turns in both directions maintaining control using a Snowplough.
  • Use of lift: Be able to use a drag lift unaided.

Linking Turns

  • Location: Exit two & three
  • Linked snowplough turns: Be able to make continuous smooth turns at various speeds
  • Linked plough turns – varied radius & control of speed: Be able to control plough turns on varied terrain

Basic & Plough Swings

  • Location: Exit three +
  • Basic plough parallel: Ploughing around the corner and matching skis after the fall-line.
  • Plough parallel: Progressively matching skis earlier in the fall-line.

Learning to Parallel Turn

  • Location: Exit three +
  • Basic parallel turn: Be able to perform controlled S-shaped turns down the slope with lots of skid keeping the skis parallel throughout the turn.
  • Parallel turns – long radius: Be able to do wide controlled parallel turns using the entire slope, whilst still maintaining control of speed.

Improving your Technique

  • Location: Exit three +
  • Parallel turns – short radius: Be able to perform parallel turns down a narrow run whilst still maintaining control.
  • Carving: Be able to hold a carving motion down the slope by using the edge of the skis.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Level 1

Complete Beginners

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • Become familiar with the ski equipment: Learn how to walk and slide on a flat surface.
  • Progression to walking and sliding down a slope: Able to side step up our teaching slope and slide back down.
  • Awareness of the Ski code: Learn the basics behind the ski code.
Level 2

Developing Snowplough

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • Snowplough glide: Be able to glide down the slope slowly using a Snowplough to control your speed.
  • Snowplough brake: Be able to stop halfway down the slope using the Snowplough.
  • Straight run to snowplough stop: Be able to schuss down the hill and bring yourself to a stop using a Snowplough.
Level 3

Introduction to Turning

  • Location: Teaching Slope / Exit One Main Slope
  • Snowplough turning exercises: Be able to do make small directional changes on the way down the slope staying in a Snowplough.
  • Snowplough turn in and out of the fall line: Be able to make controlled turns in both directions maintaining control using a Snowplough.
  • Use of lift: Be able to use a drag lift unaided.
Level 4

Linking Turns

  • Location: Exit two & three
  • Linked snowplough turns: Be able to make continuous smooth turns at various speeds
  • Linked plough turns – varied radius & control of speed: Be able to control plough turns on varied terrain
Level 5

Basic & Plough Swings

  • Location: Exit three +
  • Basic plough parallel: Ploughing around the corner and matching skis after the fall-line.
  • Plough parallel: Progressively matching skis earlier in the fall-line.
Level 6

Learning to Parallel Turn

  • Location: Exit three +
  • Basic parallel turn: Be able to perform controlled S-shaped turns down the slope with lots of skid keeping the skis parallel throughout the turn.
  • Parallel turns – long radius: Be able to do wide controlled parallel turns using the entire slope, whilst still maintaining control of speed.
Level 7

Improving your Technique

  • Location: Exit three +
  • Parallel turns – short radius: Be able to perform parallel turns down a narrow run whilst still maintaining control.
  • Carving: Be able to hold a carving motion down the slope by using the edge of the skis.

Price List

Private lessons are available at times to suit you, so long as we have an instructor available. Please contact us on 01634 827 979 to book.

Group Lessons

Private Lessons

Frequently Answered Questions

Q: What should I wear?

A: To take part in a ski or snowboard lesson you must have long sleeves, long trousers and gloves.

Q: Can I bring my own equipment?

A: You can indeed. However due to the nature of dry slope skiing and snowboarding wear and tear is increased so we recommend that you save your kit for the mountains and use ours on the mats.

Q: Do I need to wear a helmet?

A: Helmets are optional at the slope, however, if you are taking part in freestyle or race clubs then a helmet is a requirement.

Q: How early should I arrive for my lesson?

A: If you could be on site at least 15 minutes before the session start time, that will allow you enough time to get kitted out and ready.

Q: What is the minimum age for skiing/snowboarding?

A: We can take children as young as 4 years and up for skiing and children from 9 years and up for snowboarding.

Q: What surface do you have?

A: We use diamond matting on our 200m main slope and Perma-snow mats on our teaching slope.

Q: How many lessons will i need to become open practice standard?

A: Despite what level of skier you maybe on the snow, on dry slope you will start a level lower. On snow you can get away with minor flaws in your technique, where as on the dry slope you cannot. Snow surface is a lot faster and easier. The snow building up under your skis or board along with the reduced friction can help you make the turn or the stop, whereas on dry slopes you have to turn the ski and edge the board using technique which may take some time to get used to, if you have only ever skied on snow.