Adult & Junior Ski Lessons

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 (1-7). To be eligible for Open Practice, a beginner would need to complete levels 1 to 4 and be able to Ski competently on both our Intermediate and Main Ski Slope.

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

Choose your level
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 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: Teaching Slope / Exit One Main 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: Exit two & three

Linked snowplough turns: Be able to do linked S-shaped turns down the slope using the turn and Snowplough to control speed.

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.
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.

Private Lessons

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. All lessons run for one hour. Shorter 30 minutes sessions are available for Tots skiers (4 - 7 years). Call us on 01344 789002 to book your reservation
Ice Rink Opening Times
Please check the Weekly Timetable for more information.
Slopes Opening Times
Monday3.30pm - 9pm
TuesdayPrivate Bookings Only
Wednesday3.30pm - 9pm
ThursdayPrivate Bookings Only
Friday3.30pm - 9pm
Saturday9am - 6pm
Sunday9am - 6pm

Last tickets for Open Practice are sold 01:30H before closing times. Our phone lines are open from 9.30am to approx. 30 minutes before closing times.  If our phone lines are busy please leave us a message on our answer machine and we will call you back as soon as we can or call 01344 789000.