Open practice is the leisurely use of the slopes, without tuition, available to experienced skiers and boarders.
Available in one hour sessions to suit you!

For the enjoyment and safety of all of our customers, anyone wishing to enjoy the slope without tuition must be an experienced slope user who meets our minimum skill levels: Level 4+ for skiing and Level D+ for snowboarding.

If you’re a little short of this standard, have a look at our available skiing and snowboarding lessons.
We’ll get you up to scratch in no time.

There is a minimum age limit of 4 years for skiing and 8 years for snowboarding.
Last tickets are sold 90 minutes before closing time.

Check the prices below.

Call us on 01344 789002 to book your reservation.

Ski Levels

The minimum requirement for open practice is Level 5

Basic & Plough Swings

  • Location: 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Learning to Parallel Turn

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Improving your Technique

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Snowboard Levels

The minimum requirement for open practice is 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Refining Turns

  • Location: Exit Three +
  • Advanced turns / Carving: High speed turns down the slope using more edge and less skid to make the turns.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Ski Levels

The minimum requirement for open practice is Level 5

Level 5

Basic & Plough Swings

  • Location: 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Level 6

Learning to Parallel Turn

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Level 7

Improving your Technique

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

Snowboard Levels

The minimum requirement for open practice is Level D

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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

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.

 

Open Practice Times

  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
  • Tuesdays: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 22:00

 

Prices

Adults

1.5 Hours: £20.00 per session

3 Hours: £30.00 per session

Juniors / Tots

1.5 Hours: £17.00 per session

3 Hours: £24.00 per session

Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

1.5 Hours: £50.00 per session

3 Hours: £75.00 per session

Summer Season Pass

Unlimited Ski or Snowboard during Summer: £120.00 per person

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