New to the Slopes?
Chill Factore lessons start at Level 1 with an introduction to skiing. As you progress through each level your instructors will guide you through the basic skiing moves until our skills development lessons when you will be able to confidently ski parallel through a whole turn - not sure what that means? Don’t worry we’ll teach you the jargon too!
In summary, Levels 1 to 4 have been designed for beginners. Levels 5 to 6 are for Intermediate skiers and our Skills Development Coaching lessons are for more advanced skiers. See the tool below to find what level is for you and for an overview of what you’ll learn on the snow at each stage.
At Chill Factore you can take one level at a time in a 2-hour lesson, or you can spread the lesson over a single day or 2 consecutive days.
You will be given a record to take home of your Skiing ability in a Progress Card so you can keep track of your development.
Level 1 - I have never skied before or have done a Level 1 at Chill Factore, but not within the last 6 months
Learn how to handle (and put on) your ski equipment, move around on the flat on your skis, learn to sidestep and straight run on your skis. You’ll develop your balance and posture and will be introduced to the snowplough.
Level 2 - I have passed Level 1 at Chill Factore or I am able to perform a controlled gliding Snowplough
In this level you will work on developing your snowplough skills and becoming more versatile with the shape of the snowplough. You will be introduced to changing direction/steering using the snowplough and introduced to the beginner slope lift.
Level 3 - I have passed Level 2 at Chill Factore or I have been introduced to steering/turning using Snowplough elsewhere
Work towards linking your snowplough turns. You’ll be guided on how to vary the radius of your turns to encourage the control of your speed. Learn how to control your speed and direction from the top of the Beginner Slope and stop using snowplough turns.
Level 4 - I have passed Level 3 at Chill Factore or I am in control of my speed and direction, can confidently snowplough turn and have been introduced to a button lift
Introduction to the Main Slope
You will be introduced to the main slope lift and work towards confidently skiing on the lower half of the main slope. You will also work on adjusting for varying terrain. Starting to match your skis towards the end of the turn (Parallel)
Main Slope Lessons
After Level 4, the next stage is our Main Slope lessons. After Level 5 you may feel you are ready to go it alone on the main slope using the Chill FactoreLift Pass, or if you would like to gain more confidence you can move onto Level 6.
Level 5 - I have passed Level 4 at Chill Factore or I can confidently vary the size of my snowplough turns and can match my skis at the end of the turn (parallel)
Main Slope Confidence
You will learn to be confident on the button lift. You will continue to work towards developing your plough turns into parallel turns, matching your skis earlier in the turn. By the end of the session, you should be able to control your speed & direction, performing controlled linked turns and stopping when required.
Level 6 - I have done Level 5 at Chill Factore or I have been introduced to Top of the Main Slope, confident using the button lift and I can ski parallel towards the middle/end of the turn. I can also control my speed and direction and perform linked turns, stopping when required
Advancing to coaching
Learn to ski making shorter turns and skiing parallel through the majority of the turn. You will become more comfortable with speed and flow and start using being introduced to using poles.
Skills Development Coaching
After Level 6 either practise your new skills on the main slope with the Chill FactoreLift Pass or book onto the Skills Development Coaching Lessons to develop your abilities further.
Skills Development Coaching - I have done Level 6 at Chill Factore or I can ski parallel through the majority of the turn and are confident skiing on steeper terrain/from the top of the main slope
If you’re ready to develop your skiing even more, you will be guided over multiple sessions to develop ongoing performance including technique to varied terrain, refining posture or improving steering skills. You’re starting to experiment varying your turn shapes, and enjoying the exhilaration of speed.
Lesson to suit your needs
There are many different ways you can take lessons to suit your needs and schedule:
|1 Day Course||If you can’t commit to multiple 2-hour lessons, you can look to spread the lessons over a shorter duration.||5 hours of tuition with an additional hour break in a single day.|
|2 Day Course||2 consecutive days with lessons taken at the same time on each day. A total of 3 hours each day with a short 20-minute break within the 3 hours.|
|Individual Levels||Take each level individually as a 2-hour group lesson|
|Private Lessons||Either a 1-Hour or 2-hour lesson for 1 to 6 people|