Adult & Junior Snowboarding 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 8 participants on each group lesson (Level A-F). To be eligible for Open Practice, a beginner would need to complete levels A - C and be able to ride 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. Group lessons listed below maybe subject to change. Call us on 01344 789002 to book your reservation
Choose your level
Level A - Introduction to Snowboarding
Location: Counter Slope
Snowboard and safety check – intro to equipment: Know the parts of the kit and how to put it on and off.
Basic snowboard stance: Proper posture on board, knees bent out, straight back and arms at your side.
Walking and turning on the flat: Be able to move around flat areas with your board.
Ascend the slope and turning on the slope: Be able to walk up a small hill and turn with one foot strapped in.
Straight run: Be able to slide down small slope in a straight line maintaining good posture.
Awareness of snowboard way code: Understand the safety rules of the slope.
Level B - Learning to control your speed
Location: Teaching Slope
Side slipping – toe and heel: Be able to slide down the hill at slow speed whilst balanced on heel or toe edge of board using the edge to control speed.
Diagonal side slip – toe and heel: Be able to slide diagonally across slope in both directions on both toe or heel edge.
Level C - Learning to control direction and use of lift
Location: Training Slope / Exit One Main Slope
Falling leaf – toe and heel: Be able to turn your board from a side slip to a steep angle and back again.
Garlands – toe and heel: Same as falling leaf except a garland is in one direction multiple times.
Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift comfortably and unaided.
Level D - Entering the Fall Line
Location: Exit One & Two
Falling leaf – toe and heel – into fall line: Be able to move the snowboard from a level side slip, both toe or heel, into the fall line (straight down the hill) while maintaining good posture and balance, then return back to controlled side slip using a controlled skid.
Garlands – toe and heel – into fall line: Same as falling leaf, just in same consecutive direction.
Level E - Developing turns
Location: Exit Two +
Basic turn: Be able to get you board from level side slip to straight and back out on opposite edge making a C-shaped turn, e.g. heel edge-straight-toe edge. You will learn to be able to do this starting on either edge.
Linked turns: Be able to link 2 basic turns together to make controlled S-shaped turns, e.g. hell edge-straight-toe edge-straight-heel edge.
Intermediate turns: Be able to do linked turns at higher speed without slowing down as much between turns.
Level F - Refining Turns
Location: Exit Three +
Advanced turns / Carving: High speed turns down the slope using more edge and less skid to make the turns.
Family Group Lessons
Our family group lessons allow you to learn a new sport and have a wonderful time with the ones you love the most. Each group can be formed by up to three families so you're free to extend the fun to your friends and their families! We just ask that all participants are at the same skill level. All lessons run for one hour. Call us on 01344 789002 to book your reservation
Private Snowboard 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). There is a minimum age limit of 8 years for skiing. Check our schedule for the next available lessons. Call us on 01344 789002 to book your reservation