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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 who are 3 years of age and are an ideal programme for 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 Bodo & Layke restaurant.

Did you know you can save with a membership?

Junior Memberships are only £70 and get you 30% off all levels and courses, including Kid's Snow School.This means when your child progresses through Ski Penguins to Mini Moose you will have got your money back on membership.

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 years)

  • 27th Jan
  • 29th Jan
  • 2nd Feb

Ski Penguins Stage 2
(Age: 3 years)

  • 21st Jan
  • 1st Feb
  • 2nd Feb


Ski Penguins Stage 1 

A Ski Penguin course lasts 3 weeks, once your child has completed each activity on 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
  • Moving around on 1 ski
  • Shuffling around on both skis
  • Balance activities on the flat
  • Completing a fun course through Mini Moose Land unaided
  • Introduction to side stepping
  • Straight running down a small slope

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 activities:

  • Side stepping up a bigger hill
  • Straight running down a slope
  • Balancing exercises whilst straight running
  • Introduction to getting on and off the travelator
  • 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
Guests:  All visitors who aren't Chill Factore members.
Members: Chill Factore members, membership proof is required for this price category.