Adventure on the Slopes

Summer Camps & Activities

Summer Camps & Activities

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Individual Tubing

Individual Tubing

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Junior Tubing Birthday Parties

Junior Tubing Birthday Parties

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Family Tubing Sessions

Family Tubing Sessions

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Adult and Teenager Ski Lessons

Adult and Teenager Ski Lessons

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Junior Lessons & Kids Ski Clubs

Junior Lessons & Kids Ski Clubs

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Private and Small Group Ski Lessons

Private and Small Group Ski Lessons

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Recreational Skiing

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Educational and Group Skiing Lessons

Educational and Group Skiing Lessons

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Ski Club of Northern Ireland - The Flyers

Ski Club of Northern Ireland - The Flyers

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Snowboard Private Lessons

Snowboard Private Lessons

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Learn to Snowboard in a Day

Learn to Snowboard in a Day

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Recreational Snowboard Sessions

Recreational Snowboard Sessions

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Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre

Summer camps and activity programme now on sale. Click on the link below for more information.

 

For information on our summer camps, family and group summer packages, and summer activity programme for all ages click here 

DON’T LIMIT YOUR CHALLENGES, CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS

 

 

Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre is set in beautiful wooded surroundings near the shores of Lough Neagh. It boasts a premier outdoor 300ft dendex artificial ski slope, pona tow lift on the main slope, beginners nursery slope area and snowtubing slope. Suitable for both beginners, advanced skiers and snow boarders, the centre offers lessons, coaching, equipment hire and children’s parties. Get some pre-ski season practice and brush up on your skills on these year-round slopes. We promise an experience that will live long in the memory!

The three golf courses are set in mature parkland and offer many challenges, featuring a 18 hole par 72 course, a 15 hole par 3 course and a 18 hole par 3 footgolf course. In addition, there is a floodlit driving range and two putting greens. The site is complemented by an attractive clubhouse catering for the needs of the visitor which includes changing facilities and a restaurant with covered terrace, overlooking the ski slope and golf courses.

Adventure on the course

Silverwood Golf Course

Silverwood Golf Course

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Silverwood Annual Golf Membership

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Golf Pay and Play Concession Pass

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Please note that the ski slope opening times do not necessarily reflect Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre opening times.

Centre Opening Times

Monday 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Thursday 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Friday 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Golf Course Opening Times

Monday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm
Tuesday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm
Wednesday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm
Thursday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm
Friday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm
Saturday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm
Sunday 06:30 am – 09:30 pm

Footgolf Opening Times

Monday 09:30 am – 09:00 pm
Tuesday 09:30 am – 09:00 pm
Wednesday 09:30 am – 09:00 pm
Thursday 09:30 am – 09:00 pm
Friday 09:30 am – 09:00 pm
Saturday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm

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Find Us
Turmoyra Ln, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 6NG

Google Maps: https://bit.ly/3pvaH0o

If You Dream It, You Can Do It

GROUP PACKAGES

GROUP PACKAGES

From youth clubs, corporate team building, to a girls' day out, we can tailor a group package to suit everyone, whether it's a weekend away or a full day or half-day activity package. The bespoke package can incorporate some water-based activities at nearby South Lake Watersports, Craigavon. Food and refreshments from our onsite restaurant will keep you energised and you can enjoy free onsite parking. Enquire Now - or t. 028 3832 6606
ACTIVITY DAYS FOR CHILDREN

ACTIVITY DAYS FOR CHILDREN

A wide selection of activity days and weeks run over the holidays periods for 8 - 16 yrs. A great opportunity to meet new friends and try fun activities such as snowtubing, skiing, archery, golf and footgolf! Keep an eye on our getactiveabc social media for upcoming events. Enquire Now - or t. 028 3832 6606
BIRTHDAY, STAG & HEN PARTIES

BIRTHDAY, STAG & HEN PARTIES

Action packed party packages for both adults and children. From birthdays to stag-dos, we have the activities guaranteed to please! Your individual party package is tailor-made by our team. Choose from a range of land-based activities at the centre or combine with a water-based session at South Lake Watersports, Craigavon. Contact us to discuss the options! Enquire Now - or t. 028 3832 6606
SCHOOL OUTINGS

SCHOOL OUTINGS

Here at Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre, we want to provide you with fantastic ideas and options for your students to learn outside of the classroom and experience the great outdoors, building their confidence, co-operation skills and resilience. Enquire Now - or t. 028 3832 6606

Plan Your Visit

Directions

From Belfast

From Portadown

From Lurgan

From Banbridge

From Armagh

What To Wear

If you’re a beginner, or if you’ve never been to a dry slope before you’ll probably be wondering what to wear. This is our summary of what you’ll need:

  • CLOTHING

The number 1 rule for clothing on a dry slope is that no matter how hot it is, you must always wear long sleeves and gloves. This is for safety reasons.

  • SOCKS

Contrary to popular belief, the socks you wear for skiing don’t have to be thick, but they do have to be as long as possible to help to avoid getting blisters. Don’t be tempted to wear two pairs of socks as this causes extra rubbing.

  • TROUSERS

Ideally we would recommend a pair soft shell trousers because being outdoors it can sometimes be cold and wet, however as an alternative a pair of waterproof jogging bottoms are reasonable. Trousers that are not waterproof, such as jeans are not suitable as you would get very cold and wet. And you would also look silly. Trousers you wear must be long – if you fall over and are wearing three quarter length trousers or shorts you can get burns from the slope (similar to getting rope burn).

  • JUMPER/FLEECE

When it’s cold outside bring a jumper or fleece, but not too thick as you’ll be doing enough physical activity to keep warm.

  • JACKET

Ideally your jacket should be an anorak style waterproof jacket so that if it rains you won’t get too wet. Jackets should not be too long so that they do not restrict your movement.

  • GLOVES

Gloves must be worn at all times on lessons, and should ideally be waterproof. Not too expensive – nursery slope lifts have a tendency to tear gloves so don’t bring any you’re too attached to.

  • EXTRA DRY CLOTHES

There are changing rooms for you to change into dry clothes after your lesson if you want to (though if you want to wander around town in ski gear later that’s fine with us!)

Equipment

  • BOOTS

Rental of ski boots is included in the price you pay, but you can choose to bring your own if you have them. The boots come in a wide range of sizes.

  • SKIS

Rental of skis is included in the price you pay, and again you can bring your own. We suggest that if you have an old pair of skis that haven’t been used for a few years that you ask your instructor to take a look and make sure they’re ok before you start skiing on them.

  • SKI HELMETS

Some slopes make the use of helmets mandatory, and on those slopes a ski helmet must be worn on all lessons. No exceptions – even our instructors have to wear ski helmets at all times on those slopes. This does not apply to all slopes, and we will let you know when you book. Rental of helmets is included in the price you pay, or you can bring your own. Alternative types of helmets (for example bike helmets) are strictly not allowed.

  • POLES

Rental of ski poles is included with the price you pay, but for most lessons you won’t even need them. If you aren’t sure whether you need them or not, the answer is that you don’t.

  • GOGGLES / SUN GLASSES

You don’t need goggles but it’s up to you if you want sun glasses.

  • SUN CREAM

This depends on how sunny it is on the day of your lesson. In the height of summer we’d recommend that you do use suncream.

FAQs

Is there car parking?

Yes.

Where is the Golf & ski Centre?

The Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre is just 5 minutes from Junction 10 of the M1 or see the Contact Us page for full details. Lurgan Train Station is about a 15-20 minute walk or a 4-5 minute taxi journey.

How much does it cost to hire equipment?

Skis, boots and board hire is included within the cost of admission.

Can I use my own equipment?

Yes, you are more than welcome to use your own equipment

Do I qualify for a discount if I have my own equipment?

No, unfortunately not.

Are there changing facilities?

Yes.

I am not taking part but where can I come and watch my family/friends?

Alpine lodge Restaurant offers fantastic views of the main slope. You can even venture out on to the balcony to truly interact with the action on the slope!

Is there a charge for spectators?

No, it is free of charge.

How long and steep is the slope?

The main slope is 80 metres long by 18 metres wide and is approximately equivalent to a blue and red run from the top in a resort. There is also nursery area 30 metres long, 16 meters wide. And a tubing run 45 meters long.

What is the recreational standard?

The ability to use the lift, perform controlled linked turns, control speed and direction, and stop confidently.

Can I teach my friends / family to ski?

Unfortunately not. Due to health and safety requirements, we cannot allow members of the public to teach. They would need to take lessons with one of our qualified instructors

How many people in a group lesson?

There is a maximum of 12 people per instructor in a group ski lesson, a maximum of 6 people per instructor in a group snowboard lesson.

Can I book private lessons?

Yes, private ski lessons and private snowboard lessons are available for the more personal touch for beginners and experts. These are available for 1 person up to a maximum 12 people per instructor.

Do I have to pre-book?

To avoid disappointment it is recommended that all activities are pre-booked. You can book online or by phoning the Golf & Ski centre on 028 38326606 or visiting reception.

Is there access for disabled visitors?

Disabled visitors are most welcome. We have facilities for disabled guests throughout the golf & ski venue.

Ski Ability NI

Ski Ability NI, is based in Craigavon Golf Ski Centre. We meet every Monday night from Oct – April.

We provide ski instruction for young people with additional needs. All members receive first rate instructions from a team of dedicated and qualified instructors led by head coach Jill Coulter Sloan. The atmosphere of the club is relaxed and fun. It is important to us that every athlete feels appreciated and has a sense of achievement at the end of each training session.

Ski Ability NI is affiliated to the Special Olympics and our members are given the opportunity to take part in race events with the most successful being chosen to represent Ireland in the Special Winter Olympics.

Four of our athletes have participated in the Special Winter Olympics in Korea 2013 and Austria 2017. They were very successful and brought home a total of 6 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

All tasks are structured in a way that is challenging but stress free. There is lots of patience, praise and respect for everyone.

Annual Subscription – £150 per child

Times

Mondays October – April

Special Olympic session – 7pm – 8pm

Ski Ability session 8pm – 9pm

Contact Details

Peadar McConville (Chairman) – 07798645264 

Marian Gribbin (Secretary) – 07764936687

Facebook – Ski Ability NI

Twitter – @AbilitySkiNI

PLAY AND APRES SKI

ALPINE LODGE RESTAURANT AT CRAIGAVON GOLF AND SKI

ALPINE LODGE RESTAURANT AT CRAIGAVON GOLF AND SKI

Alpine Lodge Restaurant serving all-day menu.

View take-away menu HERE.

Birthday and group party menus.

 

ACCESSIBILITY AT CRAIGAVON GOLF AND SKI CENTRE

ACCESSIBILITY AT CRAIGAVON GOLF AND SKI CENTRE

Take a virtual tour of Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre here. This project, led by Mencap NI and Sport Northern Ireland, aims to get more people with a learning disability engaging with sports and sports facilities.

Three new sit skis and a hoist are now available at the centre, provided through an Access and Inclusion Capital Grant Programme, funded by the Department of Communities.

Further information on accessibility at Silverwood Golf Club here and Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre here.

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