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Ski Penguins

Kids Snow School takes place on weekends and occasional weekday evenings. It is available to all children, from absolute beginners through to those who have already found their snow feet.

The Ski Penguins lessons are for children aged 3 to 4 years and is ideal for those little ones who enjoy playing in the snow! The lessons, at this level, will give your child the head start in skiing that we all wish we’d had at that age!

Although parents and guardians are not able to join us on the snow, you can watch your little Penguins from our viewing balcony accessible via the upstairs Mont Blanc restaurant.

Upcoming course dates

Upcoming course dates Show

The dates listed below are the course start dates - each course lasts for three consecutive weeks and each lesson takes place on the same day and time each week. For availability into the future please call our sales team on 0161 749 2222. 

Dates are always subject to availability and change.

Ski Penguins Stage 1
(Age: 3-4 years)

  • Saturday 17th February 07:00
  • Monday 19th February 17:00
  • Wednesday 28th February 14:00
  • Friday 2nd March 14:00
  • Sunday 4th March 08:00
  • Saturday 10th March 08:00
  • Monday 12th March 17:00
  • Monday 19th March 14:00
  • Sunday 25th March 08:00
  • Saturday 31st March 08:00

Ski Penguins Stage 2
(Age: 3-4 years)

  • Saturday 17th February 08:00
  • Monday 26th February 12:00
  • Friday 2nd March 17:00
  • Sunday 4th March 07:00
  • Saturday 10th March 07:00
  • Friday 23rd March 14:00
  • Friday 23rd March 17:00
  • Sunday 25th March 08:00
  • Saturday 31st March 08:00

Ski Penguins Stage 1 

A Ski Penguin course lasts 3 weeks, once your child has passed stage 1 they can move onto Stage 2. Children continue with Ski Penguins until they are ready to progress to the Mini Moose level. Each child will receive a progress card at the end of each course so you can see how they are developing their skills in the snow. The Ski Penguin sessions include the following activities:

  • Introduction to skis including putting their own skis on and taking them off
  • Shuffling around on both skis
  • Complete a set course through SnowPlay unaided
  • Sliding activities
  • Balancing activities
  • Learning to side step
  • Straight running down a small slope
  • Standing up from sitting
  • Introduction to controlling speed
  • For more information, see our handout download here

Ski Penguins Stage 2

Once your little snow star has completed Penguins Stage 1 and they're not old enough to join the Mini Mooses, they can take part in Penguins Stage 2. The Penguins Stage 2 session covers the following content:

- Side stepping up a bigger hill
- Straight running down a small slope
- Balancing exercises whilse straight running
- Gliding exercises whilst straight running
- Introduction to controlling speed 

- For more information, see our handout download here



Peak & Off Peak Times

Off-Peak: Up to 6pm, weekdays.
Peak: After 6pm weekdays, all weekends, bank holidays and selected school holidays.

Price Categories

Infant: Aged 3-4
Guests:  All visitors who aren't Chill Factore members.
Members: Chill Factore members, membership proof is required for this price category.