These session are for people who can already ski or snowboard, who are looking to improve or practice their skills or warm-up before a trip away.

Bowles offers ski coaching as part of open sessions.  Sessions should be booked online in advance. Boot, and ski/board hire is included in the price, but feel free to bring your own. 

Open slope times Winter 2021/22

Days Times Month Session
Thursday 09:30 – 12:30 Nov – Mar Coffee Club
Friday 17:30 – 19:30 All year Race Club
Sunday 09:00 – 13:00 Nov – Mar Kids Club for under 18s
Sunday 13:00 – 17:00 Nov – Mar Open Practice

Open sessions

Open sessions are for people who can already ski or board. Skiers need to be able to use the lift and control speed from the first exit. Snowboarders should be able to use the lift and perform a falling-leaf. If you’re not yet at this standard, please book a private lesson or small group session.

All sessions need to be pre-booked – go to

All sessions include ski coaching if you want it.
Sessions are for all ages (6+) except for Kids Club which is for 6-18s only.
Sessions are winter only except for Race Club.

Bowles Ski Race Club

Race club is great for skiers who want to develop their technique with expert coaching. It runs every Friday from 17:30-19:30 all year-round.

Kids Club

A club for under-16’s (ages 6-8 need a parent present throughout). The morning’s coaching progresses through ability ranges – new skiers working on speed control, steering and snowploughing should come earlier, this enables them to practise and get coaching whilst the slope is quieter; more confident or advanced skiers should aim to come mid-morning onwards.

Book your slot here:

Coffee Club

Everyone is welcome, a helpful ski coach will be there to give you tips on your technique, sessions include an optional coffee break, hence the name (biscuits included!). Book your slot here:

What ability level do I need to be?

For all of these sessions, skiers should be able to stop and turn under control and snowboarders should be able to do a ‘falling leaf’. If you’re not quite up to this level, why not book a course or a private lesson.


All sessions need to be booked in advance – go to and bring your confirmation with you

Open Sessions cost £11 per hour. Kids Club is £9 per hour and Race Club is £10 per session.

You can also ski all morning at our Thursday Coffee Club for only £20.

All skiers and boarders accept responsibility for their own safety. Under 18’s need consent given by a parent or guardian.