Starting any new sport can be a daunting prospect, but getting involved in skiing and snowboarding has never been easier. Check out this first time skiing advice.
There are indoor snowdomes and artificial dry slopes throughout the UK running all-inclusive GO SKI GO BOARD skiing for beginners courses. There are tour operators and holiday companies offering affordable ski packages to beginner-friendly resorts, and there’s a wealth of information online about where to go, what to take with you and how to get the most out of your time in the mountains to learn.
We’re here to help too. You’ll find plenty of information and advice in these pages to get you out on the snow, with all the gear and the right idea. From handy advice on what equipment and clothing you’ll need, through to planning your first ski holiday. Remember that the Ski Club has a dedicated Information service, so give us a call on 020 8410 2009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Learning in the UK
There are loads of benefits to learning to ski in the UK before you head to the mountains. Indoor snow slopes and dry slopes throughout the country have dedicated areas for beginners to learn basic skiing technique, as well as professional qualified instructors to get you comfortable with your equipment and teach you the basics. Our map of UK slopes can help you find your nearest ski centre. Yes, you can even learn to ski in London!
GO SKI GO BOARD is an initiative from Snowsports England, which provides an easy, transparent and cost-effective way to get involved in skiing and snowboarding, with six hours of instruction or slope time split over six weeks.
Once you’ve mastered a few basic skills and you’re comfortable with your ski or snowboard equipment, you’ll get a lot more out of the experience when you do head out to experience the mountains. Why not learn to ski in the UK!