Snowboarding

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Adult & Junior Lessons

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Our structured group classes, enable you to progress through our skill level system with other participants of the same ability. There is a maximum of 8 pupils on each group lesson (A-E/F). 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 827 979 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.

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Call us on 01634 827 979 to book your lesson.

Family Lessons

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Our family group lessons allow you to learn a fun new activity with your family.

Each lesson lasts 60 minutes. Minimum age of 9 years.

Alternatively you can book a Private Lesson for entire family.

Private lessons are offered at times to suit so long as we have an instructor available.

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.

Call us on 01634 827 979 to book your lesson.

Open Practice

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Open practice is recreational use of the slopes, without tuition, available to experienced skiers and boarders. Available in 1 ½ hour sessions to suit you!

Therefore, you must be able to:
• Use the Ski lifts
• Control your speed and direction
• Perform controlled linked turns
• Be able to stop when required

If you’re a little short of this standard, have a look at our lesson timetable. We’ll get you up to scratch in no time.

Clothing You will be required to wear for all on slope activities:
• Long sleeved clothing
• Trousers
• Gloves or Mittens

We do recommend knee pads for snow boarders and helmets can be worn at your own discretion.

Last tickets are sold 1 ½ hours before closing time.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Introduction to Snowboarding

  • Location: Teaching Slope.
  • Snowboard and safety check – introduction to equipment: Know the parts of the kit and how to put it on and off.
  • Basic snowboard stance: Proper posture on the board.
  • Walking and turning on the flat: Be able to move around flat areas with your board.
  • Ascend the slope and turning on the slope: Be able to walk up a small hill and turn with one foot strapped in.
  • Straight run: Be able to slide down small slope in a straight line maintaining good posture.
  • Awareness of snowboard way code: Understand the safety rules of the slope.

Learning to control your speed

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • Side slipping – toe and heel: Be able to slide down the hill at a slow speed whilst balanced on the heel or toe edge of board.
  • Diagonal side slip – toe and heel: Be able to slide diagonally across slope in both directions on both toe or heel edge.

Learning to control direction and use of lift

  • Location: Training Slope / Exit One Main Slope
  • Falling leaf – toe and heel: Be able to turn your board from a side slip to a steep angle and back again.
  • Garlands – toe and heel: Same as falling leaf except a garland is in one direction multiple times.
  • Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift comfortably and unaided.

Entering the Fall Line

  • Location: Exit One & Two
  • Falling leaf – toe and heel – into fall line: Be able to move the snowboard from a level side slip, both toe or heel, into the fall line (straight down the hill) while maintaining good posture and balance, then return back to controlled side slip using a controlled skid.
  • Garlands – toe and heel – into fall line: Same as falling leaf, just in the same consecutive direction.

Developing turns

  • Location: Exit Two +
  • Basic turn: Be able to get your board from level side slip to straight and back out on opposite edge making a C-shaped turn, e.g. heel edge-straight-toe edge. You will learn to be able to do this starting on either edge.
  • Linked turns: Be able to link 2 basic turns together to make controlled S-shaped turns, e.g. heel edge-straight-toe edge-straight-heel edge.
  • Intermediate turns: Be able to do linked turns at higher speed without slowing down as much between turns.

Refining Turns

  • Location: Exit Three +
  • Advanced turns / Carving: High speed turns down the slope using more edge and less skid to make the turns.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Level A

Introduction to Snowboarding

  • Location: Teaching Slope.
  • Snowboard and safety check – introduction to equipment: Know the parts of the kit and how to put it on and off.
  • Basic snowboard stance: Proper posture on the board.
  • Walking and turning on the flat: Be able to move around flat areas with your board.
  • Ascend the slope and turning on the slope: Be able to walk up a small hill and turn with one foot strapped in.
  • Straight run: Be able to slide down small slope in a straight line maintaining good posture.
  • Awareness of snowboard way code: Understand the safety rules of the slope.
Level B

Learning to control your speed

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • Side slipping – toe and heel: Be able to slide down the hill at a slow speed whilst balanced on the heel or toe edge of board.
  • Diagonal side slip – toe and heel: Be able to slide diagonally across slope in both directions on both toe or heel edge.
Level C

Learning to control direction and use of lift

  • Location: Training Slope / Exit One Main Slope
  • Falling leaf – toe and heel: Be able to turn your board from a side slip to a steep angle and back again.
  • Garlands – toe and heel: Same as falling leaf except a garland is in one direction multiple times.
  • Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift comfortably and unaided.
Level D

Entering the Fall Line

  • Location: Exit One & Two
  • Falling leaf – toe and heel – into fall line: Be able to move the snowboard from a level side slip, both toe or heel, into the fall line (straight down the hill) while maintaining good posture and balance, then return back to controlled side slip using a controlled skid.
  • Garlands – toe and heel – into fall line: Same as falling leaf, just in the same consecutive direction.
Level E

Developing turns

  • Location: Exit Two +
  • Basic turn: Be able to get your board from level side slip to straight and back out on opposite edge making a C-shaped turn, e.g. heel edge-straight-toe edge. You will learn to be able to do this starting on either edge.
  • Linked turns: Be able to link 2 basic turns together to make controlled S-shaped turns, e.g. heel edge-straight-toe edge-straight-heel edge.
  • Intermediate turns: Be able to do linked turns at higher speed without slowing down as much between turns.
Level F

Refining Turns

  • Location: Exit Three +
  • Advanced turns / Carving: High speed turns down the slope using more edge and less skid to make the turns.

Price List

Private lessons run all week. Give us a call on 01634 827 979 to discuss times.

Group Lessons

Private Lessons

Frequently Asked 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. If it is hot weather then leggings/tracksuit bottoms and long-sleeved t-shirts are perfectly fine to wear.

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 must.

Q: How early should I arrive for my lesson?

A: If you could be on site at least 10 minutes before the session start time, that will allow you enough time to get suited and booted.

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 8 years and up for snowboarding.

Q: What surface do you have?

A: We use diamond matting on our two slopes.

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.