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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 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.

 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 £108.00

More children?
You can add more people to our packet price £15.50/person.

Open Practice Family Deal
2-hours £65.00 / Day pass £98.00

To book, call 01344 789 002.

All Day Lessons

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Beginners – All Day Ski / Snowboard Lesson

Group Lessons
Saturday + Sunday
Times: 09:30 – 16:30
Price: £135.00

Private Lessons
All Day Private Lesson including hot meal and drinks
Price: £199.00

To book, call 01344 789 002.

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Introduction to Snowboarding

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Refining Turns

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

What level are you?

Keep track of your progress.

Level A

Introduction to Snowboarding

  • 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.

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
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level A
10:00
11:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level A
10:00
11:00
11:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level B
11:00
12:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level B
11:00
12:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level C
14:00
15:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level 3
14:00
15:00

Adult & Junior Lessons
Level C
14:00
15:00
15:00
16:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level D
16:00
17:00
17:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level E
17:00
18:00

Adult & Junior Lessons
Level F
17:00
18:00
18:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level A
18:00
19:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level D
18:00
19:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level A
18:00
19:00
19:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level B
19:00
20:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level E
19:00
20:00

Adult & Junior Lessons
Level F
19:00
20:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level B
19:00
20:00
20:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level C
20:00
21:00
Adult & Junior Lessons
Level C
20:00
21:00

Monday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level A ·
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level B ·
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level C ·
    20:00 - 21:00

Wednesday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level D ·
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level E ·
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level F ·
    19:00 - 20:00

Friday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level A ·
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level B ·
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level C ·
    20:00 - 21:00

Saturday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level A ·
    10:00 - 11:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level B ·
    11:00 - 12:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level C ·
    14:00 - 15:00

Sunday

  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level A ·
    10:00 - 11:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level B ·
    11:00 - 12:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level 3 ·
    14:00 - 15:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level C ·
    14:00 - 15:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level D ·
    16:00 - 17:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level E ·
    17:00 - 18:00
  • Adult & Junior Lessons Level F ·
    17:00 - 18:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09:00
Open Practice
09:00
18:00
Open Practice
09:00
18:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
Open Practice
12:00
21:00
Open Practice
12:00
21:00
Open Practice
12:00
21:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00

Monday

  • Open Practice
    12:00 - 21:00

Wednesday

  • Open Practice
    12:00 - 21:00

Friday

  • Open Practice
    12:00 - 21:00

Saturday

  • Open Practice
    09:00 - 18:00

Sunday

  • Open Practice
    09:00 - 18:00
No events available!

Private Lessons

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

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 45 minutes sessions are available for Tots skiers (4 - 7 years).

Private lessons are subject to instructors availability.

To book, call 01344 789 002.


More than 4 people? Just pay an extra £15.50/person!

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.