Learn To Ski Snowboard

How to learn to ski or snowboard.
Depending on how you wish to learn how to ski/snowboard we have lessons designed to suit anyone’s needs.

Private Lessons - Available at any level and time.

Day Course - For those wanting to learn how to get from beginner to recreational level all in one day!

Group Lessons Adults/Kids - Set structured lessons, with set times throughout the week.

Junior Snow School - Similar to group lessons but tailored to kids. Set structure to lessons and times in the week.

 

Private Lessons

Adult and Junior Private Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Private lessons offer greater personal attention to your skiing or snowboarding, and give you the flexibility of arranging them at times that are convenient to you. Our fully trained instructors will help you take your first steps towards the mountains, a fun and rewarding experience.

1/2 Hour Junior Private Lessons (Recommended for 3 to 4 yr old)

1 person £18
2 persons £15 each

Hour Junior Private Lesson (up to 16yrs old)

1 person £24
2 persons £18 each
3 persons £16 each
4 persons £15 each

1 Hour Adult Private Lesson

1 person £42
2 persons £30 each
3 persons £26 each
4 persons £24 each

1 Hour Family Private Lesson

Up to 2 adults and 3 juniors £80
Please note:
1. Full payment is required at time of booking any private lesson.

2. That for two or more persons a similar ability is required, otherwise the tuition will be based on the lesser standard. We recommend private tuition for younger children for snowboarding but please note there is a minimum age of 10 years old for snowboarding.

3. Please refer to the terms and conditions when making a booking. For more information please call 01778 347000

Private Lesson Offer

10% OFF if you book your next lesson the SAME DAY*

*subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other discounted offer.

Group Lessons

Whether skiing or snowboarding these run from the 1st Nov – 31st March.
Lesson 1 is an introduction to skiing or snowboarding and can be completed as an individual session for £10.

On successful completion you can complete levels 2 to 6 for a further £80 Adults and £70 Juniors (10 – 16 years).

Alternatively book all six lessons together for Adults £85 or Juniors £75 (10 – 16 years)

Retakes may be required Adults £16 Junior £13

Beginner Level 1:

Monday 7 - 8pm
Tuesday 6 - 7pm
Thursday 8 - 9pm
Saturday 10 - 11am
Sunday 12 - 1pm

Beginner Level 2:

Monday 8 - 9pm
Tuesday 7 - 8pm
Wednesday 6 - 7pm
Saturday 11- 12pm
Sunday 1 - 2pm

Beginner Level 3:

Tuesday 8 - 9pm
Wednesday 7 - 8pm
Thursday 6 - 7pm
Saturday 12 - 1pm
Sunday 10 - 11am

Beginner Level 4:

Monday 6 - 7pm
Wednesday 8 - 9pm
Thursday 7 - 8pm
Saturdays 1 - 2pm
Sundays 11 - 12pm

Intermediate Level 5:

Tuesday 6 - 7pm
Wednesday 6 - 7pm
Saturday 2 - 3pm
Sunday 3 - 4pm

Intermediate Level 6:

Tuesday 8 - 9pm
Wednesday 7 - 8pm
Saturday 3 - 4pm
Sunday 4 - 5pm

For more information please call 01778 347000
Please note:
1. Sessions may be cancelled if vacant 48hrs prior to session.

2. Please refer to the terms and conditions page when making a booking.

Day Course

Whether skiing or snowboarding these run from the 1st Nov – 31st March.
Learn from a total Beginner to Recreational Standard in a day! (Equivalent to group levels 1 to 4)
Lunch provided (£6.00 Voucher per person)

1 Free Recreational voucher upon completion

Sundays* 10am – 5pm *Snowboarding/Skiing alternating weeks.
Adults £85.00 Juniors £75.00 (10 – 16 years)

For more information please call 01778 347000
 

Junior Snow School

This course is designed for juniors between the ages of 5 and 10 looking to go from novice to recreational level. Lesson 1 is an introduction to skiing and can be completed as an individual session for £6. On successful completion you can complete the remaining levels for a further £55.

Runs every Saturday in the winter however sessions may be cancelled if vacant 24hrs prior to session. Running from the 1st Nov – 31st March

Retakes may be required at £13
L1 Snow Kittens Sat 11:30-12pm
L2 Snow Cubs Sat 12-1pm
L3 Snow Cheetahs Sat 1-2pm
L4 Snow Jaguars Sat 2-3pm
L5 Snow Lions Sat 3-4pm
L6 Snow Pantnthers Sat 4-5pm
And once you've got to a recreational level why not develop your skiing skills further by joining our Kids Club.

For more information please call 01778 347000

Recreational

 

Skiing and Snowboarding Open Practice.

The Ski Slope is open for practice all week during normal opening times. At peak times it is advisable to phone 01778 34 7000 to check availability; and whether there are main slope tobogganing parties (Fridays 6.00 – 7.00pm, 7.00 – 8.00pm, Saturday 5.00 – 6.00pm and Sundays 5.00 – 6.00pm).

Slope users must be able to control speed, direction and use the lift competently

Teaching by anyone other than Tallington Lakes Ski & Snowboard Centre staff is not permitted; please refer to Dry Ski Slope Rules
Adults:
1 hour: £10
2 hours: £13
Juniors:
1 hour: £8
2 hours: £11
All prices include the hire of equipment.

Please note:
1. Juniors are up to and including 16 years of age, and must be supervised by an adult.

2. For your safety we do insist that long sleeved tops and long legged trousers are worn and that gloves are also used.

3. All juniors are required to wear a helmet (provided free of charge) for skiing and snowboarding without exception.

4. The slope may occasionally be closed to recreational skiers when booked by the hour by a large group. Please check by phone if you do not want to be kept waiting.

5. Please refer to the terms and conditions page when making a booking.

Kids Ski Club

Snow Tigers

A fun session for those who have completed the Junior Snow School or for junior skiers who want to develop their skiing skills further, our Snow Tigers kids club is open to all juniors who can competently ski on the main slope and want to develop their parallel skiing. There is also an opportunity to become part of the Tallington Lakes Race Team.

Saturday 10am – 11am .  4 – 16yrs only.  £8 per person

Tallington Lakes Tigers Race Team

A kids club for those wanting to become competitive slalom racers with the goal of training to compete in the summer ERSA races. There will be structured exercises and organised races to aid in agility, improving technique, and developing a competitive team spirit.

Friday 7pm – 8pm (winter only).

£140 subscription pass including:

All Tallington Lakes Tigers Race team sessions paid for
FREE recreational Skiing* (1st Nov – 31st Oct)
An appropriate service for your skis for an ERSA race*
10% off winter products in the shop**
10% off Private Lessons**
10% off Group Lessons**
10% off Toboggan Parties**

(The person receiving the discount must be a member)

*Subject to availability

**Does not combine with any other offer/discount

For more information please call 01778 347000

Winter Events

Winter Season Open Day

Start of November - FREE Taster Ski and Snowboard Sessions, Main slope Tobogganing, FREE recreational skiing and snowboarding, Coffee Shop Open, Special Deals in the Shop and a chance to win a FREE season pass.

Tea and Tobogganing with Santa

Saturday 12th and 19th December, Sunday 13th and 20th December – 1 hour toboggan with Santa 4pm-5pm, followed by Tea and food 5pm-6pm with presents given out by Santa! £10 per child.

End of Season Bash

End of March/Start of April - FREE Taster Ski and Snowboard Sessions, FREE Climbing sessions, Main slope Tobogganing, FREE recreational skiing and snowboarding, Raffle, Coffee Shop Open, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Snow Tiger Races.

Weekly Events

These event are available from Nov 1st – March 31st, and subject to availability. Sessions maybe cancelled if vacant 24hrs prior to session.

Monday – Blue Mondays BOGOF

For Mondays only* buy one get one free on recreational skiing or snowboarding or tobogganing.

Tuesday Night – Skiers Evening

Tuesday 7pm – 9pm Ski on the main slope, with an instructor available to pass on hints and tips*.

Adults £14 . Junior £11

Wednesday – Student Night

Free recreational skiing or snowboarding and 10% discount on private lessons with NUS card*.

*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Sessions maybe cancelled if vacant 24hrs prior to session.

Ski Snowboard Parties

Ski Snowboard Party

A fun packed 1 hour party, skiing or snowboarding, that gives you an insight into a new sport. (Minimum 5 people skiing or snowboarding)

Adults £18 Juniors £13

Party Food

Party food is available at the Lakeside Bar from £4.00 a head; please ring the Lakeside Restaurant (01778 34 7000) to arrange upon booking your lesson.

For all enquiries regarding Ski and Snowboard parties please call 01778 34 7000
Please note:
1. Juniors are up to and including 16 years of age.

2. For your safety we do insist that long sleeved tops and long legged trousers are worn and that gloves are also used.

3. All juniors are required to wear a helmet (provided free of charge) for skiing and snowboarding without exception.

5. All bookings are subject to availability.

6. Please refer to the terms and conditions page when making a booking.

Season Pass

Season Pass

What you get with our annual season pass:
Free recreational ski/snowboard*
10% off winter products in the shop**
10% off Ski and Snowboard Private Lessons**
10% off Ski and Snowboard Group Lessons**
10% off Ski and Snowboard Toboggan Parties**
10% off Ski and Snowboard services**
Access card for site***
Newsletter via email

Prices are pro-rata. Please enquire for prices.

(The person receiving the discount must be a member)

*Subject to availability
**Does not combine with any other offer/discount
***£15 deposit required

For more information please call 01778 347000

Tobogganing

Recreational Tobogganing

Sessions available any time when the nursery slope is free.

£5 per head per hour.

At peak periods this may not be possible. Parents to supervise children on the nursery slope.

Toboggan Parties

Nursery Slope Party

Minimum group size 8 children.

If you can walk then you can use our toboggans, no age limit applies, and you can enjoy 1 hour tobogganing on the nursery slope (subject to availability) Monday – Sunday between Pro Shop opening times.

All groups are supervised by an instructor.

£6.75 per person.

Main Slope Party

Times available in the winter (1st November – 31st March):

Monday 7pm – 8pm Tuesday 6pm – 7pm Friday 6pm - 7pm Saturday 5pm - 6pm Sunday 5pm - 6pm
Min of 10 people - £8 each
Food can also be arranged at the Lakeside Bar or slope side; and must be booked in advance. Please see below.

Prices include the hire of an instructor.

Tubing can also be arranged if requested on booking.

Off peak times are more flexible. Please phone to check availability.

Arms and legs must be covered, and gloves worn, at all time.
Please note you will not be unable to do any activity at Tallington Lakes without signing our activity agreement to our terms & conditions, prior to the activity.

For more information please call 01778 347000

Party Food

Party food is available at the Lakeside Bar from £4 a head, please ring the Lakeside Restaurant (01778 34 7000) to arrange once you have booked*.

*subject to availability. Food is not available on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please note:
1. For your safety we do insist that long sleeved tops and long legged trousers are worn and that gloves are also used.

2. Please refer to the terms and conditions page when making a booking.

3. Arms and legs must be covered and gloves worn at all times.

FAQ

What do I need?

Your arms and legs must be covered and gloves worn at all times on our slope. We do always recommend waterproof clothing also as we do have a misting water system on our slope. If you are skiing or snowboarding we do include boots, helmets, skis or snowboards in our prices unless you want to bring your own.

What is a taster session?

If you don’t want to commit to a full 6 hour course, we offer the first lesson as a taste and gentle introduction into the sport and may help you decide whether or not it is for you.

What is an artificial slope?

There are many myths regarding dry ski slopes, please feel free to ask us about the slope. Also see Wikipedia for more information on dendix/diamond matting.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive 15mins prior to the lesson start giving you enough time to get ready, sign in and to correctly fit boots and skis etc

What should I do when I arrive?

Please head to the reception next to the Slope where you can sign in and fill out the relevant paperwork.

What level am I?

Ages 3 to 4?
Half an hour private lessons are best suited for juniors at this age.

Ages 5 – 10?
Private lessons are always an option, however on Saturdays we have Junior Snow School; a group course of 6 lessons designed to get juniors of this age up to recreational standard.

Ages 10+
Private lessons are again an option; we also have Group lessons throughout the week in both skiing and snowboarding or an intensive day course to get up to recreational standard in one day.

I have skied before can I book onto a course?

All of our group courses start at complete novice, therefore unless you would wish to learn from the start we would recommend private lessons.

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to call us on 01778 347000

Equipment Servicing

In house ski and snowboard servicing. Bring your skis/snowboard along when you come to practice on the slope. Normally a one week turn around but express service available if you require. Parking no problem - no distance to carry your skis or board.

Snowboard Clinic Trained Technicians plus a full range of workshop materials and spares.

Servicing Charges For Skis & Snowboards

SKI SERVICING CHARGE
Hot Wax £14.00
Hot Wax, Edges Sharpened and Tuned £18.00
Full Service inc. Base Grind £25.00
Edge Beveling £7.00
Bindings Set £10.00
Patches - from £15.00
Edge Repairs from £15.00
Binding Mounting £30.00
Boot Stretching from £10.00
24 Hour Service add £15.00
SNOWBOARD SERVICING CHARGE
Hot Wax £14.00
Hot Wax, Edges Sharpened and Tuned £20.00
Full Service inc. Base Grind from £28.00
Patches - from £15.00
Edge Repairs from £15.00
Boot Stretching from £10.00
We offer a full ski and snowboard boot fitting service by our fully trained staff. We have a specialised foot moulding machine which enables us to provide custom footbeds to give you the best fit and support.

Dry Ski Slope Rules

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our terms and conditions which apply for all slope users.
By making a booking with Tallington Lakes you are deemed to accept and adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

Advanced booking for lessons and parties is advisable at all times to avoid disappointment.

We recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your slope time in order for you to get changed and correctly fit skis and boots. All lessons must finish with time to accommodate following sessions; therefore any late arrivals will have reduced session time.

Tallington Lakes reserves the right to refuse admission to a lesson if you are late. No refund or transfer allowed.

Adverse weather: All lessons will run regardless of the weather, unless in conditions of exceptionally high winds, lightning or very dense fog. In these cases, customers will be credited in full.

Junior rates apply to those 16 years of age and under.  Tallington Lakes reserves the right to require proof of age.

An adult must stay on the premises if children 16 and under are taking part in an activity.

All rates include the cost of all equipment hire but not clothing or gloves.

All slope users must wear long sleeved tops, long trousers and gloves.

High waisted tops and low rise trousers are not suitable attire.

Cancellation or alteration of bookings must be provided with a minimum of 48 hours notice to allow transfer, or credit note. No refunds given.

Group, corporate and school bookings require 5 days, in writing.

A minimum standard applies to all recreational users-control your speed, link your turns and use the button lift.

If these are not met you will be asked to leave the slopes with no refund.

In the absence of negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation, neither Tallington Lakes  nor its employees shall be responsible for the death, personal injury or illness of any visitor whilst on Tallington Lakes premises.

Neither Tallington Lakes nor its employees or agents shall be responsible for any loss, theft or damage to valuables or any personal property that belongs to any visitor whilst on Tallington premises.

Please note you will be unable to do any activity at Tallington Lakes without signing our activity agreement to our terms and conditions prior to the activity.

Slope Policies.

Please read the following:
Minimum Standard For Recreational Slope Use - Speed control – Linked turns – ability to use the button lift. If you cannot meet the minimum standard for (untutored) recreational slope use (Minimum Recreational Standard) you must have lessons prior to using the slope.

Only Tallington Lakes staff are allowed to instruct on the slope.

Novices must book in on a course.

Tallington Lakes reserves the right to ask you to leave the slope if you are deemed unable to meet the Minimum Recreational Standard or if we feel you are intoxicated by drink or drugs. In such cases no refund will be given.

All snowboarders and skiers under the age of 16 will be required to wear helmets. These are provided for slope use free of charge.

If you have an existing medical condition which you think may affect your safety on the slope and/or your ability to meet the Minimum Recreational Standard, please seek proper medical advice before visiting Tallington Lakes.

During busy periods, queuing for the button lift may occur, please be aware that customers on lessons may be given priority on the lift at these times.

Tallington Lakes reserves the right to change the slope policies from time to time. Please read and observe the policies displayed before you go on the slope as they may have changed since you last saw them.

Code of conduct.

  1. Respect all other slope users.
  2. Control your speed.
  3. Always give way to skiers/riders below and choose a route past so as not to endanger or startle them.
  4. Leave plenty of space when overtaking.
  5. Look up and down the slope before starting or entering the slope.
  6. Always stop in a clearly visible place (preferably to one side).
  7. When climbing up or down the slope please keep to one side.
  8. Respect all signage.
  9. In the event of an accident everybody is duty bound to assist and witnesses must provide relevant information about any accident.
  10. Tallington Lakes reserves the right to ask you to leave the slope if you are deemed by a Tallington Lakes employee not to be abiding by the Slope Code of Conduct. In such cases no refund will be given.