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 most open sessions. There is no need to book these sessions, just turn up and pay for as long as you stay. Boot, and ski/board hire is included in the price, but feel free to bring your own.
Open slope times Winter 2018/19
|Monday||19:30 – 21:30||Jan and Feb||Open Coaching|
|Thursday||9:30 – 12:30||Nov to Mar 28th||Coffee Club|
|Friday||17:30 – 19:30||All year||Race Club|
|Saturday||13:00 – 17:00||Dec – Mar||Kids Club|
|Sunday||13:00 – 17:00||Dec – Mar||Open Practice|
All sessions apart from Sundays include ski coaching.
Sessions are for all ages (6+) except for Kids Club which is for 6-15s only.
Sessions are winter only except for Race Club.
Bowles is closed on December 24, 25, 26.
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.
NOTE: due to slope maintenance there will be no Race Club on 19 and 26 July and 2 August 2019.
A club for under-16’s (ages 6-8 need a parent present throughout). The afternoon’s coaching progresses through ability ranges – new skiers working on speed control, steering and snowploughing should come earlier in the afternoon, ideally at 1pm, this enables them to practise and get coaching whilst the slope is quieter; more confident or advanced skiers should aim to come around 3.00pm.
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!).
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.
Open Sessions cost £8 per hour (£7 for under-16s), apart from Kids Club (£6 per hour) and Race Club (£8 per session). You can also ski all morning at our Thursday Coffee Club for only £16.
All skiers and boarders need to sign the membership book on each visit and accept responsibility for their own safety. Under 18’s need the membership book signed by a parent or guardian.