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Find out more about our skiing & snowboarding lessons & Lift Passes At The Snow Centre…

If you've seen it on the TV and can't wait to have a go on the white stuff yourself, it's time to book a Lift Pass or Ski or Snowboard Lesson! If you've never skied or snowboarded before, a Lesson on our Trainer Slope with one of our friendly Instructors is just what you need! We've got lots of options to get you started. Click Here for more information and to book your Adult Ski or Snowboard Lesson or Junior Ski or Snowboard Lesson online.

If you already an experienced skier or snowboarder, can link turns, control your speed and use a button lift unassisted you're ready for our 160m Main Slope. You can enjoy the fun on the Main Slope with guidance from an Instructor on a Level 5, 6 or Performance Lesson or Book a Lift Pass and simply cruise the slope with your friends. If you're not quite ready to hit the Main Slope, but it's not your first time on the snow either, don't worry we have level 1 - 4 Lessons available on our Trainer Slope. And if you're not sure what level skier or snowboarder you are, you can check with our online 'What Level Am I' level checker. 

It’s your first visit to The Snow Centre’s snowy slopes? Then check out our welcome video!

What to expect

Whether your hitting our slopes on a Lift Pass or a Lesson, on skis or on a snowboard, our steps to the snow will guide you on your way!

Checking in

After you book your Lesson or Lift Pass we will send you an email with your Booking Reference, we now have contactless check in for all our sessions using the QR code within your Booking confirmation email. Check in is now on the Ground Floor either at our new reception desk or by using our sef service screeens, Please arrive at The Snow Centre 30 minutes before your session is due to start, to have enough time check in, collect your equipment and get changed. 


The temperature on the slope will range from -2°c to -6°c so we recommend thick warm socks and layered clothing. You will need gloves for all slope activities and we don’t recommend jeans, as they usually end up pretty waterlogged, but any waterproof clothing would be ideal.

Don't forget to bring along your warm waterproof clothing, gloves and socks. You can now hire a jacket and/or trousers, just £7 for 1 item or £12 for both - our changing cubicles are now back open. If you have your own equipment please bring this along too. Gloves and socks are available to purchase online or at our reception desk on the day. Gloves are £10 and Socks are £5. Helmet liners are also available to purchase for £5.

Helmets are required for all our activities, and hire is included with your session. Or you can buy one from Reception for £25. 

Watch this video to see where to collect your clothing hire once purchased... 


Lockers are also available! These are digital and are located alongside the changing rooms on the 1st floor, they are Free. Watch our ‘How to’ instruction video...


Whether you're skiing or snowboarding make sure you know your height, weight and shoe size so we can set you up with skis, snowboards and boots at our equipment rental desk. If you are bringing a junior along make sure you do know their details too.

We’ve partnered with HEAD to provide you with all the Snowsports equipment you’ll need on the slope. Your Lesson or Lift Pass includes the hire of your skis, snowboard, boots, poles and helmet. So, no need to worry about extra costs. Equipment will be sanitised after every use too.

New to the snow? Check out our 'How To' videos below on how to fit your ski or snowboard boots properly...


If you’re participating in a high adventure sport, it makes sense to wear a helmet. We want to promote safety awareness amongst Snowsports enthusiasts, so helmet hire is included within the price of your session.

It is compulsory for all those taking part in an on-snow activity to wear a helmet. You can bring your own or borrow one of ours, these are available in various sizes and can be collected from the Equipment Collection Desk.

Watch our 'How To' video for fitting your helmet on properly...

Your first lesson on the snow

Still want to know more? Watch the videos below for a sneaky peak on what's involved in your first ski or snowboard lesson.

Build confidence with The Snow Centre's experienced instructors

The word from the slopes

  • “My husband and 2 children had lessons this weekend to brush up for our holiday abroad. My kids loved the group lessons and made lots of progress. My husband and I took level 6 lessons and really benefited from the hints and tips on how to improve our skiing. Had lunch in the lodge too and it was quick (even in a busy period) and really tasty! Very reasonably priced too. Can't wait to hit the mountains now!”

  • “Top stuff Kids really enjoy very good experience and good people that work there. We will return for sure.”

  • “It was an enjoyable experience with my family, all staff were very helpful. It was my first time and I am sure we will visit you again”

  • “Clear, concise instructions and very supportive to all of the group the whole day. Great day out doing the 5 hour class. Lunch was yummy too! Very glad we had this beginner lesson before our holiday.”

  • “Joined the ski camp Holiday last week. It was well organized, my daughter learned a lot. Good experience. We will come back again.”