Ski Lessons for 5-6 Year Olds

Our ski lessons for 5 - 6 year olds are developed specifically by a team of instructors, highly experienced in teaching children to ski and develop skiing as a skill for life.

Your child will be joined by others of the same experience or ability as them, or if they’re a beginner they’ll be joined by others who’ve never set foot on the slopes! With reduced capacity, there’ll be a maximum of 4 participants in 1 instructor in each lesson.

Included in all our Lessons:

  • Instruction on our slope
  • Skis, boots & helmet hire

We recognise that each child learns at a different pace and that some children may need slightly longer to successfully complete each stage. Our qualified ski instructors will discuss with you any recommendations they have for your child’s progression.

Although parents and guardians are not able to join us on the snow they can spectate from the viewing balcony - accessible via the upstairs restaurant.

Did you know you can save with a membership?

Junior Memberships are only £90 and get you 30% off all snow activities, including Kids’ Ski School.

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

Level 1a & 1b: I have never skied before / I can slide down in a line with my skis parallel

5-6 Years Kids Lessons - Levels 1a & 1b

Ages: 5-6 | Activity Duration: 1 Hour | Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Prices until 14th April 2024

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Level 1 N/A £45.00
Level 1b N/A £45.00

Level 1a

Our Level 1a lesson will introduce your child to the ski equipment, putting their skis on with assistance and walking around the flat area with skis on. They will start to learn to side step up the slope with assistance and learn to turn around on the slope and hold a pizza shape. They will also slide down with their skis parallel.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

Level 1b

In the level 1b lesson your child will learn to put their skis on by themselves, will learn to turn around and hold themselves in a pizza shape without assistance and complete several activities with their skis parallel.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

Level 2a & 2b: I can turn around and hold myself in a pizza shape on my own

5-6 Years Kids Lessons - Levels 2a & 2b

Ages: 5-6 | Activity Duration: 1 Hour | Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Prices until 14th April 2024

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Level 2a N/A £45.00
Level 2b N/A £45.00

Level 2a

Our Level 2a lesson will introduce your child to the beginner slope lift and will start to learn to ski down slowly in a snowplough. They will also start to make their snowplough bigger and smaller.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

Level 2b

In the Level 2b lesson your child will start to ski from higher up the beginner slope and control their descent and start learning to steer left and right in a snowplough. They will start to link their turns together and follow a short set path.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

Level 3: I can link snowplough turns together from higher up the beginner slope

5-6 Years Kids Lessons - Level 3

Ages: 5-6 | Activity Duration: 1 Hour | Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Prices until 14th April 2024

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Level 3 N/A £45.00

Level 3

In our Level 3 lesson your child will start to snowplough in control from the top of the beginner slope and follow the instructor making turns. They will learn to turn to a stop and turn in control from the top of the beginner slope.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

Level 4: I can snowplough in control from the top of the Beginner Slope

5-6 Years Kids Lessons - Level 4

Ages: 5-6 | Activity Duration: 1 Hour | Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Prices until 14th April 2024

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Level 4 N/A £45.00

Level 4

In the Level 4 lesson your child will be introduced to the main slope lift and will start to follow their instructor on the lower part of the main slope. They will learn to control their speed and stop using snowplough from the lower part of the main slope and will start to match their skis at the end of the turn.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

Level 5: I am snowplough turning and starting to match my skis towards the end

5-6 Years Kids Lessons - Level 5

Ages: 5-6 | Activity Duration: 1 Hour | Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Prices until 14th April 2024

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Level 5 N/A £45.00

Level 5

In the level 5 lesson your child will learn to confidently use the main slope lift to the top of the Main Slope, learn to follow the instructor down from the top of the main slope. They will start to match their skis through the end of their turns and control their speed & direction using linked turns and stop when required.

Find out more about our Adult Ski Lesson programme by viewing our Chill Kids Ski School Learning Journey

The next steps!

Next Steps….

If you’ve progressed to this point, congratulations, it means you’ve finished levels 1-5 and are moving on to our Kids Ski Coaching.

Lesson Options Levels 5-6  
Level 6 onwards Kids Ski Coaching 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 offer accessible changing facilities for those who require them.
  • 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.

  • To reduce any potential disruption during lessons, please ensure your child has been to the toilet prior to the lesson
  • During junior lessons a parent/guardian is required to remain on-site and they must remain in sight of the lesson (where reasonably possible) at all times. This is in case the instructor needs to signal a parent/guardian down to attend to their child
  • All our instructors have undertaken a DBS check and completed a Child Protection module, as well as all the relevant instructor licence requirements
  • Parent/guardians are not allowed to be on the snow with their child, but should be up in the Lodge viewing gallery or adjoining balcony
  • Any specific learning needs your child has, please make the instructor aware at the start of the lesson of any adjustments they’ll need to make. For any significant needs your child has, we recommend contacting Disability Snowsports UK initially(https://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/) as they offer subsidised lessons to get your child up and running before participating in Chill Factore group lessons.

How many ski lessons do you need?

Our kids ski lessons are available at different levels, ranging from 1-5, so we have an option for all different levels of skiers. To be fully steady on those skis and to get on the main slope, you should try to master our level 5 lesson. Our expert instructors are ready and waiting to help you get there!

How much is a kids ski lesson?

Our kids ski lessons come at a range of prices, but they start from just £52! Take a look around at our fantastic deals, to get your kid on the slopes.

How many ski lessons does a beginner need?

Our best advice is to start on level 1 if you’re completely new to skiing. Our ski lesson packs will take your child through levels 1-5 to help them learn the basics and develop their skills.

What is the earliest age for ski lessons?

Our ski lessons are available for children aged 4+ years. Our kids’ ski lessons are the perfect way to introduce your kids to the slopes!

Can you learn to ski without lessons?

Lessons are always the best way to get started, we wouldn’t advise skiing without lessons, to help avoid injury. Our kids ski school is the perfect way to get your kids started on their skis.

How much is a kids private ski lesson?

Our private kids ski lessons start at just £42, so your child can get proper 1-1 attention to help them build their skills.

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