Beginner Ski Lessons

If you’re a first-time skier, we’ve got you covered with our range of ski lessons for beginners. From intensive one-day courses to shorter group lessons, discover skiing for beginners at Chill Factore and learn a new skill today.

Skiing for Beginners

Skiing for beginners doesn’t have to be daunting. Chill Factore’s Beginner Ski Lessons will build your confidence on the slopes in no time. You will be guided by one of our professional ski instructors every step of the way, from the moment you put on a pair of skis for the first time to when you complete your first exciting run of the Beginner Slope.

We understand the challenges of skiing for beginners, and our ski lessons for beginners allow you to learn at your own pace. You will receive expert tuition and support whilst we aim to develop every aspect of your skiing technique, from bending your knees correctly to learning how to drag lift. Furthermore, at the Chill Factore Ski School, we always look to pair you with people of a similar ability when you sign up for group ski lessons. We also offer private ski lessons for beginners if you would prefer one-to-one tuition with one of our instructors.

Chill Factore is home to the largest indoor ski slope in the UK and brings skiing to life through the use of real snow. If you’ve always wanted to learn to ski, head on down to Chill Factore, where skiing for beginners is made simple. Whether you’re preparing for that all-important ski holiday or just looking to master a new skill, our ski lessons for beginners will turn you from novice to advanced skier in no time. Discover our various beginner ski lesson packages below.

To see more information on things to know before you arrive, see our things you need to know section.

If you’re not sure where you’re up to on our adult lesson journey or what lesson to book, check out our Adult Ski Lesson Guide page

Level 1: Never skied before

Level 1 Adult Group Ski Lessons: 22nd October 2022 to 16th April 2023

Minimum Age: 17+ | Group size: 10 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
 2 Hour Adult Ski Lesson - Level 1 Off Peak £54.00
Midweek Evening £59.00
Weekend £64.00
5 Hour Adult Beginner Ski Day Midweek £135.00
Weekends & Hols  £159.00

2 Hour Level One Lesson

Our 2-hour level 1 Ski Group Lessons will introduce guests new to skiing to the essential equipment and slope etiquette. We’ll then move on to moving around on the flat on your skis, then moving on to learning to side step and straight run on your skis. You’ll develop your balance and posture and be introduced to the snowplough.

The 2-hour lesson includes a complimentary drink in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen with your instructor whilst you get your lesson feedback.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Adult Group Ski Learning Journey

5 Hour Adult Beginner Ski Day (5 Hours of tuition, with an hour break)

The Ski Beginner Days start at Level 1 and will guide you through 5 hours of instruction, giving you the perfect foundations to continue to develop your newfound skills. Chill Factore’s one-day learn to ski lessons are group sessions with a maximum of ten participants.

Not enough time in your schedule to take separate lessons? Whatever the reason, our one-day sessions let you pack in all the guidance and practice you need in one unforgettable day. For our full range of ski day lessons, visit our ski day lessons page.

N.B. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend the 5 Hour Adult Beginners Ski Day Lesson for those who regularly participate in other sports activities.

Lunch and refreshments in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen are included with your day course.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Adult Group Ski Learning Journey

Level 2: I am able to perform a controlled gliding Snowplough

Level 2 Adult Group Ski Lessons: 22nd October 2022 to 16th April 2023

Minimum Age: 17+ | Group size: 10 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
2 Hour Adult Ski Lesson - Level 2 Off Peak £54.00
Midweek Evening £59.00
Weekend £64.00

2 Hour Level Two Lesson

Our 2-hour level 2 Ski Group Lessons will help you develop your snowplough skills and become more versatile with the shape of the snowplough. You will then be introduced to changing direction/steering using the snowplough and introduced to the beginner slope lift.

The 2-hour lesson includes a complimentary drink in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen with your instructor whilst you get your lesson feedback.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Adult Group Ski Learning Journey

Level 3: I have started steering/turning using Snowplough

Level 3 Adult Group Ski Lessons: 22nd October 2022 to 16th April 2023

Minimum Age: 17+ | Group size: 10 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
2 Hour Adult Ski Lesson - Level 3 Off Peak £54.00
Midweek Evening £59.00
Weekend £64.00

2 Hour Level Three Lesson

Our 2 hour level 3 Ski Group Lessons will help you start to link your snowplough turns. You’ll be guided on how to vary the radius of your turns to encourage the control of your speed. You will be introduced to controlling your speed and direction from the top of the Beginner Slope and stopping using snowplough turns.

The 2-hour lesson includes a complimentary drink in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen with your instructor whilst you get your lesson feedback.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Adult Group Ski Learning Journey

Level 4: I am in control of my speed and direction and can confidently snowplough turn

Level 4 Adult Group Ski Lessons: 22nd October 2022 to 16th April 2023

Minimum Age: 17+ | Group size: 10 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
2 Hour Adult Ski Lesson - Level 4 Off Peak £54.00
Midweek £59.00
Weekend £64.00
5 Hour Adult Plough Perfection Day Midweek £135.00 
Weekend & Holiday £159.00

2 Hour Level Four Lesson

Our 2-hour level 4 Ski Group Lesson introduces you to the main slope lift and working 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)

The 2-hour lesson includes a complimentary drink in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen with your instructor whilst you get your lesson feedback.

5-Hour Adult Ski Plough Perfection Day (5 Hours of tuition, with an hour break)

Now you’ve begun your snowsports journey, you can begin to work on Plough Perfection. This Day Course is aimed at those who are ready for Chill Factore’s Level 4 and are looking to perfect their skills in a controlled snowplough and wish to improve technique and gain confidence on our Main Slope. This session could also be aimed at those who have skied to a higher level in the past either in the mountains or at an indoor centre but need to refresh their knowledge.

This session will start on our beginner slope to refresh the legs and build confidence before developing your skills on the button lift and on the Main Slope. For our full range of ski day lessons, visit our ski day lessons page.

N.B. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend our 5 Hour Ski Day Lessons for those who regularly participate in other sports activities.

Lunch and refreshments in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen are included with your day course.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Adult Group Ski Learning Journey

Private Beginner Lessons

Private Beginner Ski Lessons

In addition to our programme of group ski lessons, we also offer private lessons for beginner skiers for individuals or small groups. For more information on private beginner ski lessons visit our Private Ski Lessons page.

The next steps

If you’ve completed Level 4 and are looking for the next steps, look no further!

Lesson Options Levels 5-6  
Main Slope Levels 5-6 From 2 Hour lessons to 5 hours! Take the next step

Things you need to know:

  • We have changing cubicles available & Lockers are available to store your belongings, which take a £1 coin or a locker token. These are returnable.
  • We can offer our disabled guests changing facilities.
  • Aim to arrive 45 minutes to an hour before the start time of your lesson, to give ample time to get prepared.
  • Price of your lesson still includes boots, skis, poles, or a snowboard and a helmet
  • Gloves are compulsory - you can bring your own or purchase a pair on-site.
  • Helmets are mandatory - you can bring your own if you have one, or you can rent a borrow when you get here at no extra charge. You can also purchase a helmet on site.
  • Age restrictions still apply.
  • Please note, we are only taking card payments at this time and no cash will be able to be accepted.
  • On arrival please have your booking reference to hand (you can find this on your booking confirmation email). You can collect your tickets from the Guest Services desk, or from the Self-Service ticket machines situated near Reception. If your booking confirmation has a QR code, you can scan this at the self-service machines to check-in.

You can find answers to many other queries on our frequently asked questions page.

What clothing and equipment will I need?

The price of your booking includes ski boots, skis and a helmet. Gloves are mandatory or can be purchased online or at the centre. Check out the Clothing & Equipment page here.

Can I book beginner ski lessons for a child?

Skiing for beginners doesn’t just apply to adults. If you’re keen to get your youngster into the sport, check out our Kids’ Ski School page to book lessons created for young learners of all abilities aged 4 to 16. We also offer Kids’ Private Ski Lessons for children aged 3 years and upwards.

Find out more

Ski lessons for beginners has never been more fun than with Chill Factore, and to help our students, new and returning, we regularly produce helpful guides in the form of blog articles to give you a helping hand. If you prefer visual guides, you can also watch our skiing for beginners’ tips and tricks video below.

We also have a great selection of other helpful videos which you can view on the Chill Factore YouTube Channel to help you along your skiing journey.

Finally, if you are just starting your beginner ski lessons, why not do some extra homework and read our Skiing tips and tricks for beginners. If you’re looking for information on what to wear for your first skiing lesson, then you can plan your visit wisely by reading our what to wear guide.

If you need any further information before your visit, please visit our frequently asked questions page, or contact us today!

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