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Recreational Skiers and Snowboarders: The ski and snowboard sessions on this page are for "Recreational Standard" experienced slope users only. "Recreational Standard" means you are able to stop on demand, steer and avoid other objects and users and use a button drag lift.

Beginners: The sessions on this page are not suitable for beginners. If you are not at Recreational Standard, you must book onto a lesson; sorry but we do not allow beginners to ski or board by themselves. The best value way to learn is by taking advantage of one of complete courses. The course starts with the Try Skiing or Try Snowboarding lesson before moving on to 1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star and 4 Star. Alternatively, we offer Private lessons.

FAQ's

No. We cannot allow teaching on our slope by anyone other than our qualified, employed and insured instructors. We will ask your whole party to leave the slope if seen to be teaching someone who cannot ski or snowboard.

Equipment hire is always included in the cost and we would always recommend using our skis and boards. However, if you are using our slope as a recreational skier or snowboard, you are welcome to bring your own boots, helmets and pads. There is no discount available for bringing your equipment. 


Mendip cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused by our slope. 



We run lessons throughout the week at evenings, weekends and in the daytime. We are constantly reviewing the demand and will always try and flex our schedule to get certain levels in if required.

You have full control over booking your lessons with our online booking system. Click here to view availability and book online.


Feel free to have a scroll through our calendar before purchasing a snowsport course, we are sure there will be lessons at times that suit you, whatever your schedule!



Something comfy! You definitely don't need anything special and we strongly advise against salopettes and proper ski jackets! A pair of joggers or leggings are ideal as they give you plenty of movement (avoid jeans whenever possible) and loose layers that will keep you warm but that you can easily remove if you start getting warm. If it's raining, we'll still go ahead with lessons so a set of waterproofs is always a good idea.

As long as you are warm and comfortable, have your legs and arms covered, and you have a pair of gloves, you are good to go!

All of our activities, sessions and lessons do need to be booked in advance. Everything can be booked online, via our website. 


Click here to view our snowsport selection and book online. 


Click here to read more about our snowsport courses.

All of our snowsport lesson times include kit up and de-kit so you just need to arrive 5 - 10 minutes before your session time to check in and complete some paperwork.

It is really tricky to tell what level lesson would be suitable for you if you have previous experience as it will be different for everyone. We would recommend booking a private lesson so our instructors can coach and advise which level of group lesson is best for you.

Our group ski and snowboard lessons will only ever have a maximum of 8 people per instructor.


Private lessons can have up to 8 people (age 8+). 


Minis group lessons will have a maximum of 4 people per instructor. Minis private lessons are for just one person (ages 5 - 8). 


All slope users must wear a helmet whilst on the slope. We always include helmet hire at no additional charge. Gloves must be worn whilst on the slope, please bring these with you or they are available for purchase onsite.

The actual content of each session can be found by clicking on the individual sessions on our activity planner. 


In terms of the timings of each session, here is a rough breakdown...


-You are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your session so that you can fill in any relevant paperwork, make sure you are wearing the correct clothing, and head into the kit room ready for the instructor.


-Kitting up and de-kitting time is included in the lesson as it is an important part of the learning process. You will be taught how to kit yourselves up safely, and how to remove your kit without damaging it. That whole process gets quicker as you progress through the course, but it can still take up to 45 minutes depending on your group.,


-A debrief is also included in the lesson time, where the instructor will advise the group on what lesson they should book next.


-Based on all of this, we expect participants to have between 75-90 minutes on the slope for our 2 hour sessions, and between 45-60 minutes for our 1.5 hour group sessions. 

Mendip Activity Centre can be found at Lyncombe Drive, Churchill. The postcode is BS25 5PQ.  


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