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Learn to ski course
Perfect gift for someone special, treat yourself or do something together as a family.
This is a true zero to hero course. Everything's included to get you from complete beginner to competent skier.*
LEARN TO SKI PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- FREE Try Skiing session worth £35
- FOUR two-hour group ski lessons worth £180
- FREE repeat lesson worth £45
- 50% OFF any extra lessons if needed save £££
- FREE ski, boots and helmet hire
- FREE 2 hour slope pass worth up to £25
- FREE Mendip Ski Club session worth £22
- FREE Ski with an instructor session worth up to £30
- £100 DISCOUNT on an annual slope pass
- Small group sizes
- Book online 24/7
- Valid for 18 months.
* It is sometimes necessary to repeat lessons to reach the required level to move onto the next stage. One Free repeat is included in your course voucher and any further repeats required are discounted by 50%.
HOW TO REDEEM YOUR VOUCHER
1: Add this voucher to your basket and checkout
2: Book your first lesson on our website by heading to https://mendip.me/book/ski-course/ 3: At checkout enter your voucher codes
TRY SKIING: A fun introduction session to get a feel for skis on your feet and getting on the slope for the first time with fun games and challenges.
1 STAR: Your instructor will introduce the equipment and help you get kitted up safely. A short warm up will help you get used to your skis and loosen your muscles. You will soon be side stepping up the slope to try your first few gentle, short descents.
2 STAR: Kit up and warm up. A brief recap of the previous lessons then we will introduce turning in both directions, speed control whilst turning, edge control.
3 STAR: Kit up and warm up. A brief recap of the previous lessons then we'll cover skiing on varied terrain, correct body positioning and weight changes and selecting and skiing a safe route.
4 STAR: Kit up, warm up and recap. Once you are linking your turns confidently, we'll progress onto parallel turns. Complete this lesson and you'll be able to use our slope to practice independently!
Once you have completed all your lessons you can take full advantage of all your course extras!
We have lessons on in the evenings, every weekend and throughout the school holidays at times to suit everyone. We put on as many lessons as we can. We are constantly reviewing where the demand is and will always try and flex our schedule to get certain levels in if required.
You have full control over booking your own lessons with our online booking system. You can view all of our availability by clicking 'SNOWSPORTS' in the grey menu bar. 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!
Whether you're planning a ski holiday, looking to learn a new skill or want to find a new way to spend time with friends and family whilst in the Great Outdoors, this ski course is for you!
Designed to take you from complete beginner to competent skier in just 5 lessons, our ski course has everything you need to build your confidence and practice your skills so that you're looking great on the slopes in no time.
This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 8.
Once you purchase either a ski or snowboard course you will be sent a personalised gift voucher with a set of 5 voucher codes. You can then use these to book your lessons online, choosing dates and times that suit you.
We recommend starting out by booking your Try Skiing/Try Snowboarding (depending on which course you purchase) and your 1 Star lesson. After these lessons, we strongly recommend booking your lessons as you go.
Our easy online booking system means that you have full control over when you choose to have lessons and can make a plan that suits you.
The first lesson in both our ski and our snowboard course is a 'Try' session - a 90 minute, fun introductory lesson for total beginners.
If you can't decide, why not try both to begin with and see which you prefer the feel of. Once you've mastered one, there's nothing stopping you trying the other!
Not at all. Equipment hire is always included in all of our costs, including helmet hire!
You wont need any of your own specialist equipment to take part in our course. You just need to dress for the weather in comfortable trousers, warm layers, full length sleeves and pair of full fingered gloves
The only other potential cost is if more than one lesson needs to be repeated however you'll receive a 50% discount on our standard pricing if this does happen.
Our snowsport courses are valid for 18 months from the date you purchase! Once you start learning, we would recommend visiting fairly regularly just to make sure your last lesson is still fresh in your mind but ultimately it is up to you!
Once you have completed your 4 star lesson, you have completed our course! This means you are now ready to ski on our slope without an instructor present. We call this 'recreational skiing' and to get you started we include a FREE 2 hour slope pass to come and use the slope as a Recreational skier whenever you like! This is a great way to practice your skills and find your style as a solo skier.
If you enjoy your time on the slope, we also offer annual passes which allow you to come and use the slope as a recreational skier whenever the slope is open! There are no hidden costs and your equipment hire is all still included for every visit. Another benefit of your course is that, if you choose to purchase an annual pass, you get £100 off which makes it unbeatable value for a full year of unlimited skiing!
To keep you improving, we also run a series of informal, drop in sessions designed as a recreational ski with an expert instructor also skiing the slope with you! Receive extra pointers and advice in an informal setting with a free Ski with an Instructor session.
Finally, we also give you a FREE Mendip Ski Club session! Why not come along and try out our weekly ski club!
Once you have completed the course, you will receive an email with voucher codes allowing you to book onto your course extras at no charge!
Whether you're planning a snowboarding holiday, looking to learn a new skill or want to find a new way to spend time with friends and family whilst in the Great Outdoors, this snowboard course is for you!
Designed to take you from complete beginner to competent snowboarder in just 5 lessons, our snowboard course has everything you need to build your confidence and practice your skills so that you're looking great on the slopes in no time.
This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 8. Snowboarders must also have at least a size 2 shoe and be at least 1.2m tall.
Our digital course card system means that your instructor can leave feedback so if you have a different instructor on your next lesson, they will be able to pick up where you left off.
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 does get quicker as you progress through our course, but it can still take up to 45 minutes depending on the age and size of 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.
If you have a Learn to Ski or Learn to Snowboard course voucher, this article will walk you through using it to book your first lesson and begin your journey to becoming a skier or snowboarder!
This article will use the example of skiing but the process is exactly the same for snowboarding, just look for Try Snowboarding sessions instead of Try Skiing.
Your voucher should look something like this:
You are going to use the codes outlined in the red box to book your lessons.
To begin with, you are only going to book your Try Skiing lesson. To do this, click here to view available ski sessions.
Click here to view available snowboard sessions.
Scroll through the lessons available and select the "Try Skiing" lesson on a time and date that suits you.
Add the session to your basket and proceed to checkout.
If you already have an account with us, sign in and if not create an account.
Once you are signed in, you will be directed to the review page of your booking.
As you are booking a Try Skiing lesson, you will need the corresponding voucher code.
Enter your unique codes into the boxes and select 1 from the number of uses drop down menu.
Once you click Apply Voucher, the system will deduct the value off of your basket.
Close the popup window. If you have more than one course voucher and have added multiple spaces to your basket, you can now repeat the process with the other codes.
Once you are finished adding voucher codes, click Complete.
To complete you booking, you will be asked to add the participant name and, if required, enter the age.
If you have additional items in your basket that are not covered by your vouchers, you will then be prompted for card details to pay for these.
If there is no value left to pay, your transaction will be complete. You'll receive a confirmation email from us which has all the details of your booking. (Our confirmation emails can sometimes go into junk/spam folders).
You can also view your booking by logging into your account.
Once you have completed your Try Skiing lesson, you can book your 1 star ski lesson by following the same process and using your 1 star voucher and security codes.
Please do not book lessons until you have been signed off by an instructor as ready to progress to a later star level.
Skiing and snowboarding are skills which require a little practise to master. It will 'click' with some people quicker than others. Each of our lessons has a core set of skills which must be reached before you can move up to the next lesson. Your instructor will always let you know when you are ready.
Sometimes, stages take a little longer than others and it is necessary to repeat a lesson. Included in your course is one free repeat which can be used at any stage of the course, if recommended by your instructor. If further repeat lessons are required, you receive a 50% discount on our usual pricing on as many lessons as you need.
Our instructors are experts at what they do and will always tailor the lessons to your needs and learning as much as possible. We guarantee we will get you through the course!