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
MondayPrivate Bookings Only
TuesdayPrivate Bookings Only
ThursdayPrivate Bookings Only

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.