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Skiing Lessons – We are currently only offering Private Lessons until further notice.

Levels   One Day Courses   Price Table   FAQ
Levels   One Day Courses   Price Table   FAQ

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). 

A taster lesson is  1 Hour. Following lessons are 1.5 hours. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson start time to be kitted up, the lesson length includes de-kit and de-brief time at the end. 

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

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

Check our timetable HERE for the next available lessons or call 01283 890089.

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 1 hour running on two consecutive Sundays. Customers must be available for both weeks. We ask you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to  the lesson start time to be kitted up, the lesson length includes time to de-kit and debrief at the end. 

Check our timetable HERE

Call us on 01283 890089 to book your lessons.

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. 

Lessons are 1 Hour, including kit, de-kit and de-brief time. (approx 50 mins slope time) Shorter 30 minutes lessons are available for Tots skiers (4 – 7 years).

There is a minimum age limit of 3 years for skiing on private lessons.

Call us on 01283 890089 to book your lessons.

Family Private 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 a private lesson for your family.

Family lessons can comprise of either 2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children.

Price: 1 lesson £120 or 3 for £300

More children? Pay an extra £10 per child per lesson

Call us on 01283 890089 to book your lessons.

What level are you?

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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.

For anyone who has not skied for a while 

  • Location: Teaching Slope
  • 1.5 Hours on the slope : WIth a JNL qualified coach
  • Lodge: De-brief in the lodge with a drink or continue out on the slope 

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 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.
SKI REFRESH

Learning to Parallel Turn

  • Location: TEACHING SLOPE
  • Ideal for anyone who has not skied for a few years and is unsure of skill level or if you need a bit of a confidence boost. 
  • The instructor will take you out on the slope for around an hour and finish the session with a coffee in the lodge or you can stay out skiing if you prefer (Skill level dependant) 

Get Ready In A Day Course – Group Lesson  

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. Please also note this this a group lesson with other members of the public. The course includes a mid morning coffee break and a hot lunch. All participants receive a free Open Practice credit to use within the day course cost. Some may need to complete a level 4 lesson after the day course to be eligible for open practice. 

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 890089 to book your course.

 A typical day* would be as follows: 

 10am Kit Up

10:15am Session 1 of Tuition

11:30am – Break 

 11:45am Session 2 of Tuition

 1:30pm – Lunch Break 

 2:30pm – Session 3 of Tuition 

 4pm – Finish 

 (*Subject to change) 

10am – 4pm includes Kit and De-Kit time, however we ask for customers to arrive from 9:30am where possible to enable us to kit up and be out on the slopes before 10:15am.. 

 ** Please note, this is a group lesson, of up to 12 participants. Whilst our instructors will  do their best to progress everyone at the same pace, each individual learns differently. If you would prefer more one to one tuition, please see our private lesson options. 

 

Instructor Training

Train to become an instructor

With the rising popularity of ski and snowboard amongst younger generations and gap years at an all time high, Swadlincote Snowsports Centre has the answer for you. Why not become an instructor? Our ski and snowboard instructor courses enable you to teach skiing & snowboarding at any school. Who’s to say you won’t end up working with us!

This course runs every Monday and costs £10.00 per session.

To learn more call us on 01283 890089.

Price List (Beginner Group Lessons 1 Hour. All other Group Lessons 1.5hr & Private Lessons 1hr)

Private lessons run all week. Give us a call on 01283 890089 to discuss times or view our timetable HERE

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. We do not provide helmets. 

 Q: How early should I arrive for my lesson?

A: We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before the lesson start time. This allows you to be so that where possible we can get you kitted up in advance of the official start time giving you as much slope time as possible.

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

A: We can take children as young as 3 years and up for skiing and children from 9 years and up for snowboarding.

Q: What surface do you have?

A: We use PERMA-SNOW on our nursery slope. This provides a great learning surface for skiers and snowboarders before progressing to our main slope which is a SkiTech Diamond Mat Surface. 

Q: I can ski/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, whereas 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.