Race Training & Coaching

Race Skills

Race skills training sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis on a Tuesday evening, with racers having exclusive use of the slope.

Our Race Skills Training is based on the SkillsQuest programme produced by the High-Performance department of the U.S Ski and Snowboard Association and has been adapted to suit an indoor centre. It provides a framework where technical skiing skills are taught, measured and tracked over time. Race Skills training target the 4 key technical areas; Edge, Pressure, Rotation and Coordination of steering.

Are you already a competent skier, but interested in attending Race? Do you feel like you want to push yourself, but are not sure how to approach it?
Check out our Give It a Go Slalom challenge, where you can get an introduction to slalom and ease yourself into it.

*** Please note that on the 6th February Race Training will not be running due to GCSE Assessment sessions ***

Race Skills training consists of:

Race Skills - Tuesday main slope exclusive

  • Under 11s: 18.00 - 19.30
  • 11+: 19.45 - 21.45

Pricing

Race Skills 11+ (2 hours):

  • Adult - £55
  • Junior - £45
  • 30% discount for members applies

Race Skills Under 11’s (1 hour 30 minutes):

  • Junior - £35
  • 30% discount for members applies

Race Skills (Under 11s) 1½ Hr, Tuesday 18.00 – 19.30

Notes to Parents

For children aged under 11, skills development and fun outside of race gates is extremely important, which is why the Race Skills (Under 11) trainees will ski different courses and may have less gate time to the Race Skills (11+) group.

Children participating in Race Skills (Under 11) will only be permitted to participate in Race Skills (11+) when they are at least 11 years old and score an average of 7 or higher, in the Race Skills (Under 11) Assessment.

Race Skills (Under 11) will always be coached according to each child’s development (physically, socially and technically) to manage any splits in abilities and ensure every child is being developed at their own pace. Please respect the professional view of the coaches and understand both Race Skills sessions are the most advanced training groups of a broader skiing development pathway for Chill Factore guests.

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Race Skills (Under 11) (1.5 Hour session) Midweek £35.00
Weekend & Holiday £35.00

Race Skills (11+), Tuesday 19.45 – 21.45

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Adult from Midweek £55.00
Weekend & Holiday £55.00
Junior from Midweek £45.00
Weekend & Holiday £45.00

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.
  • WWe offer accessible changing facilities for those who require them.
  • Aim to arrive 45 minutes to an hour before the start time of your lift pass, to give ample time to get prepared.
  • Price of your lift pass 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.

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