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Thursday 23rd August 2018  ICE RINK IS CLOSED from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm due the maintenance work.  
Intensive (crash) courses are running as normal. 

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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 10 participants on each group lesson (1-7).

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

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.

To book, call 01344 789 002.

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 6 children in a lesson. Lesson lasts 45 minutes.

To book, call 01344 789 002.

 

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.

All lessons run for one hour. Shorter 30 minutes sessions are available for Tots skiers (4 – 7 years).

Private lessons are subject to coaches availability.

To book, call 01344 789 002.

 

Family 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 our private lesson for entire family.

Family can be either 2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children.

Price:
Family Lesson £105.00
Open Practice 2-hours £55.00 / Day pass £95.00

More children?
You can add more people to our packet price £12/person.

To book, call 01344 789 002.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Complete Beginners

  • Location: Beginner’s 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: Beginner’s 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: Intermediate 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: Intermediate 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.

Linking Turns

  • Location: Main slope
  • Control snowplough turns: Use their snowplough turns to control their descent over a range of sized turns and speeds.
  • Linked plough turns – varied radius & control of speed: To pass level 4B the skier must demonstrate good technique in a snow plough turn over a number of sized turns for the top of our main slope.

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.

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.

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.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Level 1

Complete Beginners

 

  • Location: Beginner’s 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: Beginner’s 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: Intermediate 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 4A

Linking Turns

  • Location: Intermediate 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 4B

Linking Turns

  • Location: Main slope
  • Control snowplough turns: Use their snowplough turns to control their descent over a range of sized turns and speeds.
  • Linked plough turns – varied radius & control of speed: To pass level 4B the skier must demonstrate good technique in a snow plough turn over a number of sized turns for the top of our main slope.
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.
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.
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.

Times & Prices

Private lessons run all week. Give us a call on 01344 789 002 to discuss times.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 am
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level A
10:00 am
11:00 am
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level A
10:00 am
12:00 pm

Adult & Junior Lessons
Level B
10:00 am
12:00 pm
11:00 am
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level B
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level C
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level C
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

Adult & Junior Lessons
Level D
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level D
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level E
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level F
4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Saturday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level A ·
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level B ·
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level C ·
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level D ·
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level E ·
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level F ·
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level A ·
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level B ·
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level C ·
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level D ·
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 am
Tots Lessons
Level 1
10:00 am
10:45 am

Tots Lessons
Level 2
10:45 am
11:30 am

Tots Lessons
Level 3A
11:30 am
12:15 pm

Tots Lessons
Level 4A
12:45 pm
1:30 pm

Tots Lessons
Level 4B
1:30 pm
2:15 pm
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

Saturday

  • Tots Lessons Level 1 ·
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Tots Lessons Level 2 ·
    10:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Tots Lessons Level 3A ·
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • Tots Lessons Level 4A ·
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Tots Lessons Level 4B ·
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00 am
Open Practice
10:00 am
6:00 pm
Open Practice
10:00 am
6:00 pm
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Open Practice
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
Open Practice
4:00 pm
9:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

Wednesday

  • Open Practice
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

  • Open Practice
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday

  • Open Practice
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday

  • Open Practice
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
No events available!

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.

 

Q: How early should I arrive for my lesson?

A: If you could be on site at least 10 minutes before the session start time, that will allow you enough time to get suited and booted.

Q: What is the minimum age for skiing/snowboarding?

A: We can take children as young as 4 years and up for skiing and children from 8 years and up for snowboarding.

Q: What surface do you have?

A: We use PERMA-SNOW on our two slopes. It is quite different to the diamond matting that dry slope skiing is known for, as it does not have any holes in the mats. This means that it more user friendly.

 

Q: I can snowboard already, however, I have never been on a dry slope. What are the major differences?

A: Despite what level of skier you maybe on the snow, on dry slope you will start a level lower. On snow you can get away with minor flaws in your technique, where as on the dry slope you cannot. 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.