For children from 8 yrs old of all levels & abilities to learn safely through exploration and adventure with no more than 6 children per group.
Children learn best with constant encouragement and reassurance so the Classic Junior courses run for five consecutive days. Sessions are 2 hrs long, as the optimum learning duration for youngsters, leaving plenty of time to ski as a family during the day.
Age is important to our younger skiers so we make sure that there will usually be a maximum age range of 4 yrs in any junior group.
All courses will have an element of freestyle and fun relevant to the level.
The Junior Classic program is available during UK school holidays.
FIND YOUR LEVEL
For children who are new to skiing or have limited skiing experience. They can't hold a snowplough shape or stop without help.
This course will help your child get to grips with their equipment and the mountain environment in a fun and supportive way. Starting on the nursery slopes, expect to explore green runs during the week.
For children who can hold a snowplough shape, turn and stop on nursery or green slopes without help.
This course will develop the ability to steer and control speed with confidence, ready to use ski lifts safely. Sarting on the nursery slopes, expect to explore green & blue slopes during the week.
Skiers holding the Penguin or level 2 snowlife may join the Green level.
For children who can manage blue slopes comfortably using snowplough turns. They may have started to change the skis to parallel during or between turns.
This course will build confidence on blue runs and start to introduce parallel skiing skills including side-slipping, needed for steeper terrain. Expect to ski on a range of blue runs during the week.
Skiers holding the Polar Bear or level 3 Snowlife award may join the Blue 1 level.
For children who can confidently ski blue and easy red runs. They easily move their skis from snowplough to parallel while turning and can side-slip with confidence. Expect to ski on blue and red runs during the week.
This course will develop parallel skiing skills and safe decision-making so that your child can ski safely in more challenging environments.
Skiers holding the level 4 Snowlife award may join the Blue 2 level.
For children who have skied five weeks or more on average, are confident on all types of red run and may ski black runs cautiously. They can make parallel short turns and are learning to co-ordinate the pole-plant.
This course will develop skill on all terrain, exploring tactics for different conditions. Developing short turns and carving as well as introduction to bumps and off piste depending on local conditions.
Skiers holding the level 5 & 6 Snowlife awards may join the Red level.
For children who have skied for 8 weeks or more on average. Confident on all slopes as well as easy off piste and bumps. They can make short turns with co-ordinated pole-plant and precise edge control in carve turns.
This course will explore everything the mountain has to offer. Expect to spend time on piste as well as off piste depending on local conditions.
Skiers holding the level 7, 8 & 9 Snowlife awards may join the All Mountain level.
Format: 5 days x 2 hours