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Adult & Junior Lessons

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Our group lesson timetable enables you to progress through our structured 6 level skill system with other participants aged 8+ of the same ability. There is a maximum of 10 participants on each group lesson. As everyone progresses at a different pace, we can never guarantee the completion of a skill level in one lesson. Note; our smallest shoe size is a UK Junior 10. You must have completed level C to be eligible for open practice sessions on our 160m main slope

Call us on 01752 600220 to book your reservation

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.

Call us on 01752600220 to book your reservation

Open Practice

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Open practice is recreational use of the slopes, without tuition, available to experienced skiers and boarders. Available in 1.5 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. Therefore, you must be Level C to use the Main Slope.

If you’re a little short of this standard, have a look at our lesson timetable. We’ll get you up to scratch in no time.

Last tickets are sold 1.5 hours before closing time.

Call us on 01752 600220 to book your reservation

Tots Snowboard

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We are one of the only places in the UK to offer Tots Snowboarding. Featuring our unique snowboarding nursery slope, and Burton Riglet reels that allow your little ones to get up and rolling from day 1. With Ride snowboards from 90cm and Ride boots from UK child size 10 we can get your little ones shredding the rad like Billy Morgan. 

Call us on 01752 600220 to book your reservation

Levels & Lessons Times

Please note: All lessons must be pre booked and we recommend that participants are of similiar level of ability.

Introduction to Snowboarding

  • Location: Nursery 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons 

  • Saturdays: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Sunday**: 10:00 – 11:30 (Snowsports Sunday)

**Not running on 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 13 Jan & 10 Feb

After School Penguins 

  • Monday: 18:00 – 19:30

Tots Lessons

  • Saturdays: 10:30 – 11:30

Learning to control your speed

  • Location: Nursery 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons 

  • Saturdays: 13:30 – 15:00
  • Sunday**: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Mondays: 19:30 – 21:00

 **Not running on 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 13 Jan & 10 Feb

After School Penguins

  • Monday: 17:00-18:00

Learning to control direction and use of lift

  • Location: 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Sundays**: 15:00 – 16:30
  • Tuesday: 19:00 – 20:30

** not running Nov 25, Dec 16, Jan 13, & 10 Feb

After School Penguins

  • Tuesday: 18:00 – 19:00

Entering the Fall Line

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 16:30 – 18:00

Developing turns

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Wednesdays: 18:30 – 20:30

Refining Turns

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

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Wednesdays: 18:30 – 20:30

Levels & Lessons Times

Please note: All lessons must be pre booked and we recommend that participants are of similar level of ability. Please not; times may vary from website due to scheduling. 

Level A

Introduction to Snowboarding

  • Location: Nursery 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons 

  • Saturdays: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Sunday**: 10:00 – 11:30 (Snowsports Sunday)

**Not running on 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 13 Jan & 10 Feb

After School Penguins 

  • Monday: 18:00 – 19:30

Tots Lessons

  • Saturdays: 10:30 – 11:30
Level B

Learning to control your speed

  • Location: Nursery 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons 

  • Saturdays: 13:30 – 15:00
  • Sunday**: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Mondays: 19:30 – 21:00

 **Not running on 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 13 Jan & 10 Feb

After School Penguins

  • Monday: 17:00-18:00
Level C

Learning to control direction and use of lift

  • Location: 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Sundays**: 15:00 – 16:30
  • Tuesday: 19:00 – 20:30

** not running Nov 25, Dec 16, Jan 13, & 10 Feb

After School Penguins

  • Tuesday: 18:00 – 19:00
Level D

Entering the Fall Line

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 16:30 – 18:00
Level E

Developing turns

  • Location: Main Slope
  • 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.

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Wednesdays: 18:30 – 20:30
Level F

Refining Turns

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

 

Adult & Junior Lessons

  • Saturdays: 14:30 – 15:30
  • Wednesdays: 18:30 – 20:30

Price List

Private lessons run all week. Give us a call on 01752 600 220 to discuss times.

Group Lessons

Private Lessons

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 makes it a very user friendly surface to ski and snowboard on.

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.