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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 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.

Please call 01283 890090 to book or click below to book online. 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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Day Course

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Get ready for your ski holiday or learn a new skill and cover the basics of skiing in just one day! Perfect for those with limited time or who live some distance from our slopes.

The course aims to take you from a complete beginner to open practice standard in a day and covers all the elements included in our level 1-4 lessons, enabling you to link turns and control your direction and speed. All our day courses have a maximum of 8 participants ensuring you get plenty of individual coaching and are designed for all ages from 12 years upwards.

Our Day Courses are on alternate Sundays from the end of October through to March and include a hot lunch and breaks for refreshments and drinks, welcome and de-brief. Also included in the cost of the course is one free open practice ski session.

Please call us on 01283 890089 for available dates and to book.

A typical day would be as follows:

  • 9.30 am – Arrival and welcome
  • 9.45 am – Equipment allocation
  • 10.15 am – Skiing
  • 12.30 pm – Lunch
  • 1.15 pm – Skiing
  • 2.30 pm – Afternoon break
  • 3pm – Skiing
  • 4pm – Course de-brief
  • 4.30pm – Finish

Please note a reasonable level of fitness is required to ski all day. We also offer group individual lessons and private lessons. Whilst the aim of the day is to reach our level 4 standard and be eligible for open practice sessions, some people may need a further lesson to attain this level.

Passed level 4? Let us guide your next steps on your journey to becoming the skier you want to be. As well as the individual group level 5 lessons already in our programme why not take a look at our dedicated development courses…. Coming soon!!

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. 

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 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.

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. 

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 to allow sufficient time to check in at reception and be issued with your equipment. Late arrivals may not be permitted to join the session.  

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 or boarder you may be on snow, on a dry slope you will start at a level lower. On snow you can get away with minor flaws in your technique, whereas on a dry slope you cannot. A 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.