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 12 participants on each group lesson (1-5). To be eligible for Open Practice, beginners would need to complete level 4 for the Main Slope.

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

Check our schedule for the next available lessons.

Call us on 01752 600220 to book your reservation

Choose your level
Level 1 - Complete Beginners

Location: Nursery 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: Nursery 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: Beginners Slope, progressing to the Zig Zag and Bottom/1st exit of 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 maintaining control using a Snowplough.

Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift unaided.
Level 4 - Linking Turns

Location: Main Slope

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 their speed.
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.

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. Shorter 30 minutes sessions are available for Tots skiers (4 - 7 years).

There is a minimum age limit of 4 years for skiing.

Check our schedule for the next available lessons.

Call us on 01752 600220 to book your reservation

Toboggan Opening Times

Term Time

Daily13:00 to 20:30

School Holidays

Weekdays10:30-20:30
Weekends & Bank Holidays10:30-18:00

Last tickets are sold 01:30H before closing times.

Slope Opening Times

Monday10.30am to 9pm
Tuesday10.30am to 9pm
Wednesday10.30am to 9pm
Thursday10.30am to 9pm
Friday10.30am to 9pm
Saturday10.30am to 6pm
Sunday10.30am to 6pm

Last tickets are sold 1 hour before closing times. Our phone lines are open from 9am to approx. 1 hour before closing time.