New to the Slopes
Lessons start at Level 1 with an introduction to snowboarding.
As you progress through each level your instructors will guide you
through the basic Snowboarding moves until our Skills Development
lessons when you will be able to confidently ride with versatility and
adjust your technique appropriately for varying terrains.
In summary, Levels 1 to 4 are designed for beginners, 5 to 6 for Intermediate snowboarders and our Skills Development Coaching for more Advanced snowboarders. 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 Snowboarding ability in a Progress Card by your instructor so you can keep track of your development.
Level 1 - I have never snowboarded 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 snowboarding equipment, understand the terminology and slope etiquette and how to slide a short distance down the training slope using effective edge control (side-slip) whilst working on developing balance and posture.
Level 2 - I have passed Level 1 at Chill Factore or I can do a heel edge and toe edge side slip without assistance
Movement and change of direction
In this level you will work towards using your balance and posture to change direction and making a toe edge and heel edge diagonal side slip to the left and right.
Level 3 - I have passed Level 2 at Chill Factore or I can make a diagonal toe and heel side slip to the left and right
Work towards steering the board more effectively and starting to make basic turns from the top of the beginner slope.
Level 4 - I have passed Level 3 at Chill Factore or I can turn from toe edge to heel edge and heel edge to toe edge and make basic turns
In this level you will be introduced to linked turns, how to use the button lift and work toward snowboarding confidently on the lower part of the main slope.
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 link basic turns, can use a button lift and can snowboard confidently in a shallower inclination
Main Slope Confidence
Work towards developing your technique on the lower part of the Main Slope and be introduced to the top of the Main Slope. You will work on controlling your speed and direction by performing controlled linked turns and stopping when required.
Level 6 - I have done Level 5 at Chill Factore or I am confident using a button lift, I have snowboarded from the top of the Main Slope, can control speed and direction, perform controlled linked turns and stop when required
Advancing to Coaching
Work towards varying your turn shape and size and switch Snowboarding as well as developing your posture and dynamic snowboarding.
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 vary my turn shape and size, are working towards switch riding
If you’re ready to develop your snowboarding even more, you
will be guided over multiple sessions by your coaches and given the
tools to better your snowboarding in the area you desire. Whether that
be posture, types of steering, varied turn shapes and riding switch.
Enjoy becoming a more accomplished, all rounded rider.
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|