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How To Ski

Skiing is just like riding a bike - only with fewer wheels and with planks of wood strapped to your feet instead. We jest, of course: the technical folk here at Chill Factore would not be happy with me calling them planks of wood – they are of course made of advanced materials like carbon fibre and plastic – but there are definitely no wheels involved.

However the art of skiing is like riding a bike in that it’s a skill once learned, rarely forgotten and a course of ski instruction will stand you in good stead for a life time of enjoying yourself on the piste.

We know that taking those first steps into skiing can be daunting; everything from what to wear and what equipment to use, to how to get yourself down the hill in one piece and with a sense of style can seem alien and confusing. Which is where our friendly and professional staff come in.

These guys really know their stuff and can help you choose the right clothing, will fit you with the right equipment and take you through each stage of becoming a great skier.

Looking for more skiing tips and tricks? Take a look at our skiing, snowboarding and freestyle tips. Plus get ideas on easy exercises you can follow on your skis or board. 

Beginner Lessons

Our beginner ski lessons on our quiet and gentle beginners slope will take you from slightly-terrified bystander to confidently snowploughing, making turns, riding the travelator and feeling at ease on your skis. Our instructors have taught people of all ages from young children to pensioners and have overcome the nerves of many a novice skier. You will be in safe hands in our lessons and before you know it you’ll have forgotten any worries and will be tackling that button lift and main slope with a huge smile on your face.

Improver Lessons

Our improver lessons can bring you on from beginner to a solid intermediate skier banishing those snowplough turns and getting those skis together and parallel. These lessons will help you bring a real sense of style to your skiing making you look like the skier you are in your mind: cool, calm and awesome. We’ve got tonnes of intermediate ski tips to share with you that will make a real visible difference to your skiing.

Development Lessons

Taking it to the next level for some advanced skiing lessons and our ski development lessons can make sure those skis stay parallel whatever you’re faced with, help you tackle moguls, jumps and really make you look the part out there on the slopes. Moving from intermediate skiing to advanced can seem daunting but with our advanced ski tips under your belt and a helping hand from our instructors you’ll be well on your way.

Think You're Already An Expert?

For those that already know their stuff, expert skiing techniques and tips can still really make a difference to your skiing. Need help getting that spin or jump just right? Can’t get the control and speed you need on the moguls down? Want some help with your freestyle technique? We can offer you video analysis and expert help to get all of those niggles ironed out. We have the UK’s longest real indoor, real snow freestyle park and our qualified freestyle experts are at the top of their game.

There so much to learn and so much fun to be had on skis, so what are you waiting for? Come down to Chill Factore and let’s get skiing!