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

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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. Please bring your booking reference with you and arrive at The Snow Centre Check-in-desk 30 minutes before your session is due to start, to have enough time check in, collect your equipment and get changed. If you remember your Booking Reference you can beat any queues and use our Fast Track Machines to print off your tickets.

Clothing

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 worry if you don’t own any Snowsports clothing as you can hire warm and waterproof outerwear from The Snow Centre Check-in-desk for just £8 per person and collect it from our clothing hire stand after you check in. Gloves and socks are available to purchase. Gloves are £10.00 and Socks are £5. Helmet liners are also available to purchase for £4.

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

Changing Rooms

Once you've picked up any rental clothing from the clothing hire desk, get your ski and snowboard clothing on in our changing rooms, located next to the clothing hire stand.

Lockers

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...

Equipment

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.

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

Helmets

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 Rental Area.

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

  • “Having never been skiing before, I booked in for the full-day introductory course. The instructor Richard was extremely patient and allowed me to get to grips with the basics at my own pace. The Snow Centre is a very impressive facility, with the learning slope separate from the main slope so you don't feel under pressure if you are a beginner. Overall I really enjoyed it and would definitely go back.”

  • “Had a 2 hour adult woman’s group with Alan who is amazing, very patient And explains things in such a simple way you can progress with ease he paid attention to everyone in the class which was lovely ...!!”

  • “Thank you Julie for your kind hearted gesture this morning of buying a coffee for all NHS workers - it was definitely what I needed ready to face a busy shift! The coffee was lovely - as were you, and I will definitely pop in more often, as it is such a convenient place for a quick pick me up! Thank you!!”

  • “Huge thanks to Craig,or Carl, sorry can't remember which who was amazing loading sit skis yesterday. Also Beeman with his ever helpful how are you, can I help greetings. Snow really good as well.”