Please select your ability level when booking according to the guidelines below. Lessons will be run by the instructor according to ability level so please ensure that the session selected is best suited to your ability.
|First Time Skiing
|Equipment familiarisation. Booting up, clipping in, basic stance and edging.
Introduction to snowplough.
|Have done at least 1 session at First Traxx
and/or the mountain. Can hold a basic stance
in snowplough at the safety bar. Starting to
turn and stop in snowplough and hold
position while slope is in motion.
|Learning to turn and stop with confidence in snowplough. Learning to control position on the slope using edging and pressure.
Transition to stepping into parallel skiing.
|Can do confident turns and stops in snowplough and starting to step into parallel skiing. Confident on green slopes and some blue/red slopes.
|Getting confident with parallel skiing and learning how to make smaller turns with consistent timing. Hockey stops.
|Confident high speed Parallel turns at medium inclines. Confident with most terrain on the mountain.
|Skill improvement and refining technique. Developing relevant muscle groups and maintaining muscle memory for improved coordination.
|First Time Snowboarding
|Equipment familiarisation. Booting up, strapping in, basic stance on heel and edging.
|Have done at least 1 session at First Traxx and/or the mountain. Can hold heel edge at the safety bar and start to effect direction changes. Falling leaf and starting to learn toe edge.
|Gaining confidence in Heel slides and toe slides on and away from the safety bar.
Basic J-turns. Working on single turns from heel and toe.
|Can hold heel and toe edges. Starting to do J-turns and C-turns on both edges and linking 2 turns. Confident on green and some blue/red slopes on the mountain.
|Confidence in Heel edge and Toe edge slides. Confident J-turns and leading to C-turns.
Beginning to link turns leading to confident turns.
|Linking turns at high speed at medium to
steep inclines. Confident with most terrain on the mountain.
|Skill improvement and refining technique. Improving shape and size of turns.
Consistency of edging, pressure, rebound and timing. Developing relevant muscle groups and maintaining muscle memory for improved coordination.