Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Health and Recreation Department

Snowboarding

Learn to Snowboard | Recreational Snowboard Sessions
Snowboarding

Snowboarding is said to be the world’s fastest-growing winter sport – so pop down to Craigavon Golf Ski Centre and see what all of the fuss is about. We promise that you’ll soon be hooked on the buzz and adrenaline rush!

As well as increasing your heart rate, snowboarding can also help you to burn around 3,000 calories during a 6 hour day on the slopes. It works all of your muscle groups and is great for your core stability, balance and co-ordination. What better way to get fit and healthy than spending time outside on the slopes.

Snowboarding is available at Craigavon Golf Ski Centre. The centre is open throughout the year and offers boarders of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills.

If you’re new to snow sports, we provide expert lessons to help you feel confident and comfortable on our slope. We’ve created a range of specially designed lessons that will teach you the core skills to snowboarding.

All lessons include snowboard equipment. Please wear long sleeves, long trousers (waterproofs if raining) and a pair of gloves. Unless otherwise stated all snowboard lessons below are available to those 12 and over. All lessons must be pre-booked.

Our group lesson timetable enables you to progress through our structured skill level system with other participants of the same ability. Our beginner lesson structure is highlighted below:

Level 1

Controlling your speed on your toe and heel edge, as well as getting you acquainted with the equipment and your balance.

Level 2

Travelling diagonally across the beginner slope on your toe and heel edges, as well as steering straight and back.

Level 3

Focusing on turns and linking them together. You’ll then move on to the lower main slope to learn how to use the button lift.

Lessons available

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Learn to Snowboard in a Day

This full day course is by far the quickest and most effective method of learning to ski. Complete beginners will be taught levels 1 – 3 at a comfortable pace.

Lunch is provided and you will gain valuable information about skiing abroad from your instructor.

This full day course significantly enhances your progress and continuity making it the ultimate learning experience. Perfect if you are embarking on your first ski holiday abroad or if you live a long distance from the Craigavon.

The Cost of this course is £80 per person

Private Lessons

For more information on Private lessons, contact the Golf and Ski centre here

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Snowboard Beginner Day Lesson

An intense but fun day taking you from beginner to snowboarder!

Will cover levels (1-3)

This choice is ideal if you are keen to learn to snowboard as quickly as possible and even better if you’re about to jet off for your first holiday to the mountains.

Private and Group Lessons

Private snowboarding lessons are a popular way to learn and develop your personal snowboarding ability, whether it’s an individual lesson or group lesson, our experienced and dedicated instructors will take you through your first steps in snowboarding or improve your existing skills on the slope.

Individual Private Lesson

Lessons are the fastest and most popular way to gain ski experience or  improve your skills with our experienced instructors, who will cater to any individual. Costs £50.

Private Lesson (1-to-2)

Private 1 – 2 lessons are the fastest and most popular way to gain ski experience or improve your skills with our experienced instructors, who will cater to any individual. Costs £60

Private Lesson (3-to-6)

Private lessons of 3 – 6 are perfect for friends that are looking to get ready for their ski holidays or just looking to have some fun on the slopes while learning new skills. Costs £120

3 Hour Level 1 Course

Our expert coaches will guide you as part of a small group through basic skills that you need to get started as a complete beginner.

Learn how to stand on a snowboard, how to move about on flat terrain and climb and descend a small slope. We will guide you through side stepping (how to climb a slope wearing a board).

Side slipping (descending with the board pointing across the slope) in order to descend a small slope with some control of your speed.

We will cover aspects of safety in order to make your first session snowboarding as safe as possible. Costs £35

3 Hour Level 2 Course

Our expert coaches will guide you as part of a small group of beginners through further skills that you need to get started as a novice snowboarder, this course is a follow on from a Level 1 course and is unsuitable for a learner with no experience.

We will recap and reinforce some of the course material from Level 1, we will cover toe and heel edge side slipping (descending the slope, facing down the slope/facing up the slope).

We will cover diagonal side slipping on both toe and heel edges in order to move across the slope and start to control our direction (falling leaf manoeuvre). We will also demonstrate how to use the ski lift safely. Cost £35

6 Hour Level 1 & Level 2 Course

Our expert coaches will guide you as part of a small group through the basic skills that you will need to get started as a complete beginner.

  • Level 1

Learn how to stand on a snowboard, how to move about on flat terrain and climb and descend a small slope. We will guide you through side stepping (how to climb a slope wearing a board).

Side slipping (descending with the board pointing across the slope) in order to descend a small slope with some control of your speed.

We will cover aspects of safety in order to make your 1st session snowboarding as safe as possible.

  • Level 2

We will recap and reinforce some of the course material from level 1, we will cover toe and heel edge side slipping (descending the slope, facing down the slope/facing up the slope).

We will cover using the lift diagonal side slipping on both toe and heel edges in order to move across the slope and start to control our direction (falling leaf manoeuvre). We will also demonstrate how to use the ski lift safely. Cost £60

Open Practice

Open practice is available for skiers and boarders to use our main slope, without tuition, It is available to experienced skiers and boarders. Sessions last for 1 hours.

COST

Pre-pay online booking: Adult £7.00, Junior £5.00

Pay on the day: Adult – £8.50, Junior £6.00

For the enjoyment and safety of all of our customers, anyone wishing to enjoy the main slope without tuition must be an experienced slope user who meets our minimum skill level.

Therefore, you must be able to use the lifts, control your speed/direction, perform controlled linked turns and be able to fit your boots correctly.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR RECREATION SNOWSPORT SESSIONS

It is essential that those who wish to participate in recreation snowsport sessions meet the minimum standard in their chosen activity:

  • Be able to confidently use the ski tow
  • Be able to control speed and direction from the first get off point of the ski tow.
  • Be able to stop confidently
  • Be able to perform control linked turns.

Failure to meet the minimum requirements or any person skiing/snowboarding dangerously will be asked to leave the slope without a refund.

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