Get learning with Craigavon Golf & Ski’s new autumn and winter ski programme
Skiing and snowboarding lessons are fun and exciting, with the bonus of building muscle and fitness at the same time! Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre are running a series of courses over the autumn/winter period, catering for learners at different stages in their ski journey, whether you are looking for continuous training, a refresher session, or you are just beginning. The ski school consists of highly qualified ski instructors, meaning you will learn to ski with the very best guidance.
If you are searching for an exhilarating and productive after-school activity for your child to get stuck into, then why not consider the drop-in ski clubs running on Tuesday evenings from October to April. The Penguins Ski Club caters for 5-8-year olds from 5pm-6pm and the Alpine Ski Club is suitable for 9-12-year olds and runs from 6.30pm-7.30pm. The one-hour instructor-led slope sessions are open to all children who are already able to ski, have completed at least one private lesson/ beginner course with the centre and can use the ski lift. The sessions cost £10 and bookings can be made here.
Small group adult ski lessons [for individuals 13+] are delivered by the centre every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm–9.30pm and cost £26. Each two-hour lesson focuses on a different level and the full course will be delivered throughout the season:
Level 1: I’ve never skied before
Level 2: I can control a snowplough in a straight line
Level 3: I cam make basic snowplough turns
More information and bookings here.
Recreational ski sessions take place on Thursday evenings 7.30pm–9.30pm and Saturday afternoons 3pm-5pm. These two-hour open practice sessions are available for experienced skiers and snowboarders to use the main slope without tuition. Suitable for 5+years of age, you must be able to use the lifts, control your speed/direction, perform controlled linked turns and be able to fit your boots correctly. Book here
Adult (18+) £12 | Concession (Over 60’s + Under 18’s) £8 | Family (2 adults +2 kids) – £25
Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre is also delivering ‘Ski in a Day’ and ‘Snowboard in a Day’ courses on Sundays 9.30am-4,30pm. Suitable for those aged 13+ years, these are intense but fun days, taking you from beginner to skier! The day lesson is a group session (max 24), including 6.5 hours of tuition, covering beginner levels 1-3 with lunch & refreshment breaks. The total cost of each course is £82.00. Learning will focus on balance and posture, how to control your speed, introduction to turns and how to use the button lift. The instructor will be with you every step of the way, from putting on a pair of ski’s for the first time to completing your first run of the beginner slope!
There is a minimum height requirement of 155cm for the ‘Snowboard in a Day’ course. 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 the holiday of a lifetime! More information and booking here.
If you want to maximise your time on the snow, the centre can tailor a one-to-one private snowboard or skiing lesson to your specific needs with one of their dedicated instructors. From beginner to expert, you just need to let your instructor know what you’d like to focus on and they’ll ensure you achieve your goal.
Contact Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre directly to arrange a private lesson. The centre appreciates that a real rapport can be built up over time with a particular instructor, so if you’d like to continue learning with the same instructor, they will always do their best to accommodate your request.