**IMPORTANT INFORMATION** Affinity water will be conducting some repairs on St Albans Hill, week comencing 19th of February. Please allow extra time to get to your session on time.

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New to snow?

If you’re new to snow or never skied or snowboarded before, The Snow Centre has a ski lesson for you!

We provide expert Ski and Snowboard Lessons for Adults (17+ years) and juniors (4 -16 years) to help you feel confident and comfortable on our slopes. We’ve created a range of specially designed Group Ski Lessons and Private Ski Lessons that will teach you the core skills for skiing and snowboarding. We will then teach you how to develop your newly found skills and help you refine and perfect your technique.

Our Adult Group Skiing Lessons hold a maximum of 10 people for skiing, and 6 for Adult Group Snowboarding Lessons or 8 on our Snowboarding Day Courses & Levels 5 and above. Junior Skiing Lessons for 4 year olds have a maximum of 5 people,  6 people for ages 5 - 6, 8 people for ages 7 - 10 and 10 people for ages 11 - 16. Junior Group Snowboarding Lessons for ages 7 - 10 hold a maximum of 4 people and 6 for ages 11 – 16, except Levels 5 & above which have a maximum of 8. Our maximum group numbers are in place to ensure everyone gets the help and guidance they need. 

If you have already achieved our Main Slope Ready Level  and you're set to hit the slopes, there are a number of Lift Passes and sessions created to suit you. Take a look at our Range of  Lift Passes  or our Level 5 and above Lessons. Please note for safety reasons you may not use our Main Slope on a Lift Pass unless you have already had experience in Snowsports AND have passed our Main Slope Ready Level Lesson OR are able to make controlled turns on the Main Slope, stop and control your speed when required and use the button lift unassisted.

Check out the videos below to get an idea of what's involved in our Ski Lessons or visit our Essential Information page to see what you need to bring on the day.

Occasionally we do have events, race lanes or freestyle features on the slope, always check our slope restrictions before your visit on our Events Page or check our WebCam for a live feed of the slope!

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The word from the slopes

  • “Easy access from M1. Plenty of parking, simple registration, and quick service to collect skis, boots etc. Both lifts serving the main slopes worked faultlessly and although the session was quite busy I felt the slopes were quite free of other skiers & classes. I particularly liked the snow conditions and at the end enjoyed the amazing cafè overlooking the slopes. Reasonably priced menu. All told an excellent start to our skiing this year.”

  • “Very friendly staff. Good, clean facilities and very good prices on lessons & lift passes.”

  • “Very helpful staff would recommend to anyone trying to learn snow sports very down to earth people.”

  • “Great place, nothing negative to add. You can rent all of the equipment down to socks. Any kind of lessons available. Parking, gear store, cafe on site”

  • “Great lessons with experienced instructors who put kids and parents at their ease. The lessons were full as it was half term, but each child still didn’t have to wait too long between turns on the slope. It was easy to get and return equipment and the food in the restaurant was great and came promptly.”

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