I've never been skiing although the idea of it excites me. Having always been one who adores the snow and is straight out there building snowmen with my children at the first opportunity, the thought of heading off to a snowy land is thrilling. Friends who've been skiing tell me it's invigorating, great for family fun and thoroughly enjoyable but that ski lessons are a good idea prior to taking off to snowy climes!
Well, as winter rapidly approaches, if like me skiing appeals to your sense of adventure, then now might be a good time to start thinking about booking some holiday ski lessons .
The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, the largest indoor lesson slope in the UK, offers a range of courses to suit all ages and abilities, including advanced courses for those of you who want to push your existing skiing or snowboarding abilities further.
The centre runs a Rookie Freestyle Camp for children so they can become more creative on the slopes learning jumping, spinning and sliding techniques in a safe and controlled environment and for safety conscious parents it's reassuring to know that the instructors who'll be taking care of your children are BASI qualified.
Beginners start their ski lessons by learning how to get ski on flat land. This is an essential part of the process of learning how to ski as it helps children to develop confidence, awareness and balance which are important skills to have when on the slopes. They'll then practice on a natural snow terrain to enable them to become more confident when jumping and finally move on to the Rookie Freestyle Park to learn further skiing techniques on raised features.
Alternatively, the centre offers a Ski Performance Holiday Course which is suitable for those wanting to take a more traditional route to learning how to ski and advanced skiers can also work on improving their skills and techniques.
The Snow Centre caters for all ages and abilities, and for children age appropriate groups are available. Children aged 4 to 6 who can take 1 hourly lessons spread over 4 days whilst 7 to 16 year olds (who can choose either skiing or snowboarding) can avail of 2 hourly lessons also spread over four days.
Find out more about ski lessons and other opportunities offered by The Snow Centre, by visiting the contact page on their website.