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 12 participants on each group lesson (1-5).

To be eligible for Open Practice, a beginner would need to complete level 4 for the Nursery Slope and level 5 for the Main Slope.

As everyone progresses at a different pace, it is possible certain lessons may need to be repeated.

Check our schedule for the next available lessons.

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 4 pupils on lessons up to level 3, a maximum of 6 pupils on level 4 lessons and a maximum of 7 pupils on level 5 lessons.

Each paid level is a 45 minute lesson running on two consecutive Saturdays. Customers must be available for both weeks.

Call us on 01283 217200 to book your reservation.

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.

on 01283 217200 to book your reservation.

Family Lessons

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Can already Ski or Snowboard?

Planning a ski trip for your family?

Need a bit of practice before your trip or just want to have some family fun?

Book a private for your family.

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

Price: 1 lesson £110 or 3 for £260

More children?

Pay an extra £10 per child per lesson

To book, call 01283 217200.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Complete Beginners

  • Location: Nursery 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: Nursery Slope
  • Snowplough glide: Be able to glide down the slope slowly using a Snowplough to control their speed.
  • Snowplough brake: Be able to stop halfway down the slope using the Snowplough.
  • Straight run to snowplough stop: Be able to do straight skis down the hill and bring themselves to a stop using a Snowplough.

Introduction to Turning

  • Location: Nursery Slope
  • Snowplough turning exercises: Be able to do small direction changes on the way down the slope staying in the Snowplough.
  • Snowplough turn in and out of the fall line: Be able to do controlled turns in both directions maintain control using a Snowplough.
  • Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift unaided.

Linking Turns

  • Location: Nursery Slope
  • Linked snowplough turns: Cover the basics of turning using a snowplough
  • Linked plough turns – varied radius & control of speed: Be able to control plough turns and change them based on the terrain steepness, whilst maintaining there speed.

Basic & Plough Swings

  • Location: Nursery and Main Slope
  • Basic plough parallel: Ploughing around the corner and matching skis after the fall-line.
  • Plough parallel: Progressively matching skis earlier in the fall-line.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Level 1

Complete Beginners

  • Location: Nursery 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: Nursery Slope
  • Snowplough glide: Be able to glide down the slope slowly using a Snowplough to control their speed.
  • Snowplough brake: Be able to stop halfway down the slope using the Snowplough.
  • Straight run to snowplough stop: Be able to do straight skis down the hill and bring themselves to a stop using a Snowplough.
Level 3

Introduction to Turning

  • Location: Nursery Slope
  • Snowplough turning exercises: Be able to do small direction changes on the way down the slope staying in the Snowplough.
  • Snowplough turn in and out of the fall line: Be able to do controlled turns in both directions maintain control using a Snowplough.
  • Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift unaided.
Level 4

Linking Turns

  • Location: Nursery Slope
  • Linked snowplough turns: Cover the basics of turning using a snowplough
  • Linked plough turns – varied radius & control of speed: To pass this level the skier has to be able to independently make 6 or more snowplough turns from the top of this slope in control.
Level 5

Basic & Plough Swings

  • Location: Nursery and Main Slope
  • 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: Main Slope
  • 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.

Get Ready In A Day Course

Suitable for those with limited time or wanting to experience skiing for the first time. The aim is to attain open practice standard by the end of the day, depending on your needs and aptitude. The course includes a mid morning coffee break and a hot lunch.

These days run every Sunday from October to March. Spaces are limited and early booking is essential to guarantee a space.

Call us on 01283 217200 to book your course.

Fast Track Lesson

Ideal for people with limited time to learn, but unable to come along to a full day course. The course is suitable for 12 years and above, and is an intense course designed for beginners to give you a good grounding in skiing or snowboarding before your winter holiday!

The course is 3 hours long and includes a 5 minute break for a hot drink.

These days run NOVEMBER – MARCH ONLY – Tuesday 6pm – 9pm, and Sunday alternating between 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Price List

Private lessons run all week. Give us a call on 01283 217200 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 PERMA-SNOW on our two slopes. It is quite different to the diamond matting that dry slope skiing is known for, as it does not have any holes in the mats. This makes it a very user friendly surface to ski and snowboard on.

Q: I can snowboard already, however, I have never been on a dry slope. What are the major differences?

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.