16 Dumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park

Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre

GROUP LESSONS

Available in 2 formats

6- week course – 1 hour per week x 6 weeks (same day, same time weekly)
4- week course – 1.5 hours per week x 4 weeks (same day, same time weekly)

Age Requirements

Skiing – 6 years upwards (4 & 5 years can take private lessons, see below)
Snowboarding – 8 years upwards (4-7 year olds with own equipment may take private lessons, see below)

Missed a Lesson?

If you miss one of your group lessons, you may book a 30 minute catch-up lesson. Catch-up lessons must be taken before the end of your current course and are limited to one per course of lessons. Catch-up lessons are subject to availability and not guaranteed.

Costs*

Juniors (under 18)

£59 for members, £75 for non-members

Seniors

£65 for members, £85 for non-members

*Costs include hire of boots, skis, snowboards and poles. Helmets are NOT available for hire at the club.

Those taking GROUP BEGINNER ski/snowboard lessons will be granted two free practice sessions once the necessary minimum standard has been reached. This will entitle you to free practice, rental of equipment and the use of the slope & tow.

Please check the booking policy for full Terms & Conditions.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Available in 2 formats

1 off lesson – 45 minutes with one instructor
block of 4 lessons – 4 x 45 minute lessons (flexible time and day)

Age Requirements

Skiing – 4 years upwards (4 and 5 year olds are restricted to 30 minute lessons. Price remains the same)

Snowboarding – 4 years upwards (4-7 year olds must provide own equipment, 4 and 5 year olds restricted to 30 minutes. Price remains the same)

Costs*

Members

One customer to One Instructor : 1 lesson – £30, block of 4 lessons – £90

Multiple customers to One Instructor: 1 lesson – £25 each, block of 4 lessons – £75 each

Non-Members

One customer to One Instructor: 1 lesson – £38, block of 4 lessons – £115

Multiple customers to One Instructor: 1 lesson – £30, block of 4 lessons – £90

*Costs include hire of boots, skis, snowboards and poles. Helmets are NOT available for hire at the club.

Please check the booking policy for full Terms & Conditions.

TASTE AND TRY LESSONS

Format

30 minute private lesson, available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This is a quick lesson used to try out a sport for the first time or to assess level for group lessons.

Age Requirements

Skiing – 4 years upwards

Snowboarding – 4 years upwards (4-7 year olds must provide own equipment)

Costs*

One customer to One Instructor : £20

Multiple customers to One Instructor: £12 each

*Costs include hire of boots, skis, snowboards and poles. Helmets are NOT available for hire at the club.

Please check the booking policy for full Terms & Conditions.

If you book group lessons on the day of the taste and try lesson, £10 (if one person in the session) or £6 (for each participant in the session) will be deducted from the cost of your course of lessons.

OUR LESSON STANDARDS

Skiing Standards

Beginner – I have never been on skis before.

Intermediate (1 Star) – I can control my sliding, make linked plough turns down the small slope, and I can use the travellator tows

Advanced Intermediate 1 (2 Star) – I can link plough turns showing correct movement throughout the turn, vary the size of my plough turns and match my skis at the end of the turn.

Advance Intermediate 2 (3 Star) – I can link plough parallel turns matching skis in the fall line. I am working towards parallel skiing.

Advanced 1 (4 Star) – I can make consistent parallel turns showing correct movement throughout the turn, and match my skis from the beginning of the turn. I am working on smooth parallel turns, co-ordination & rhythm.

Advanced 2 (5 Star) – I can perform short radius turns and long radius carved turns, showing good crossover and range of movement.

Boarding Standards

Level 1 – I have never been on a snowboard before.

Level 2 (1 Star) – I can control my speed on my heel edge and toe edge, and can steer my board across the slope using a diagonal sideslip.

Level 3 (2 Star) – I can steer my board into and out of the fall line, on both heel edge and toe edge, using the falling leaf technique.

Level 4 (3 Star) – I am able to perform individual basic turns, toe edge to heel edge, and heel edge to toe edge.

Level 5 (4 Star) – I can link a series of turns maintaining balance and speed control. I am wanting to improve my performance for steeper slopes, different snow conditions and freestyle.

Booking Policy

Full payment is due at time of booking. The centre cannot guarantee the same Instructor for any private or group lessons. We will endeavour to offer continuity, but due to holidays, sickness and other commitments, this is not always possible and we will not guarantee booking with a certain Instructor. All bookings are made with the Centre not with an individual Instructor. Once Private Lessons are booked they can be cancelled but we need 24 hours notice weekdays and 48 hours notice weekends. Failure to turn up for lessons or cancellation without the required notification will result in the lesson being lost. There is no cash refund available for lessons booked but not completed. Once Group Lessons are booked we require 5 working days notice of cancellation for Group Lessons or a £15.00 charge will be due. Failure to turn up for booked lessons will require full payment for the course. Any lessons booked and changed out-with the cancellation period are subject to a £15 transfer fee. These procedures are non-negotiable.

Safety Requirements

Anyone accessing the Freestyle slope, taking part in Junior Race Training or Freestyle lessons MUST wear a helmet at all times. Please be advise that there will be no compromise on this rule.