Improve your Skiing with Lessons in Birmingham

Here at Ackers learning to Ski is just what we do, we have experienced coaches that can take you from complete beginner and offer extra tips and advice along the way.

This page is all about the beginner, listed below are all of the group courses that we currently have on offer, we add to these all the time. If you would like something more personal then get in contact to arrange a private lesson.

There are two ways to learn below, there are the Condensed Courses or the Starter Sessions both have the same content just a different style of learning. Please read the descriptions before booking and we advise to only book one starter lesson at a time not everybody reaches the required standard to move onto the next level after each session.

If you are committed though and want to use the Starter Session route it is worth checking out the packages these discount the price considerably down to the same as the condensed courses and you have more flexibility.

Beginners Courses

Our beginners courses take 6 hours to complete and can be done in a single day or over 2-3 evenings. This is the perfect way to get to grips with the basics of Skiiing

Beginners Ski Course (Condensed)

from £90

Adults £110 | Juniors £90

The days starts at 10:00am, finish at 4:30pm and consist of 5 hours instruction with 1 hour’s worth of breaks throughout the day. The course is aimed at taking all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) within one day. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. These are physically demanding days and we advise having a high level of fitness because of this the age limit is 12+. We also run the same course over three evenings.

Beginners Ski Course (Evenings)

from £90

Adults £110 | Juniors £90

The course is aimed at taking all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) over the course of three two hour evening sessions. As opposed to our condensed course which is condensed into one day. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. Age 10+

Learn to Ski

There are four levels that will aim to teach the basics of skiing to get you up to the recreational level which then allows use of the main slope without supervision.

Skis and boots are provided but you must ensure you have long sleeves, long trousers and gloves. There may be up to 12 people on these lessons and the age is from 8+. Lessons are 1 hour in duration. After each lesson, the instructor will sign an achievement card to show your progress and will then advise which lesson is needed next, you can then book your next lesson. Sometimes lessons need to be repeated if the standard has not been reached and so we offer a package of 6 lessons at a reduced price. These can be booked online.

After the first session, your instructor will give you an achievement card and discuss which level would be most appropriate for you then you can book for your next session. Please note that some levels may have to be repeated before booking on to the next level. 

We also have packages available that give you 6 lessons at a reduced price. these can be booked online.

Learn to Ski Starter 1

from £20

Adults £26.50 | Juniors (8-16) £20 | Penguins (4-7) £20

This is the first of 4 levels that will aim to teach you an introduction to skiing. This lesson is designed for complete beginners and will aim to cover basic straight running exercises and the introduction of a plough (braking).

Learn to Ski Starter 2

from £20

Adults £26.50 | Juniors (8-16) £20 | Penguins (4-7) £20

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the starter 1 or for those that can do a basic plough. The lesson will work on ploughing and the introduction of turning.

Learn to Ski Starter 3

from £20

Adults £26.50 | Juniors (8-16) £20 | Penguins (4-7) £20

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the starter 2 or for those that can do a basic plough turn. The lesson will work on consolidating the plough, plough turns and linking them together.

Learn to Ski Starter 4

from £20

Adults £26.50 | Juniors (8-16) £20 | Penguins (4-7) £20

This lesson is for those that have successfully completed the starter 3 or for those that can perform linked plough turns. The lesson will aim to consolidate the plough turn (controlling speed and direction), use of the drag lift, improvement of technique and progression further up the slope.

Once the standard of this lesson has been achieved, use of the main slope is allowed unsupervised for recreational practice.

Please be aware that skiing is a skill that needs continuing practise. Only those skiers that can perform linked plough turns whilst in control of their speed and direction, may use the slope recreationally.

Improve your Skiing

If you can Ski to at least our Basic recreational standard then this section is for you we have sessions with coaches to give you some pointers to improve your skills or perhaps you just want to blow the dust off your skis then come along to one of the sessions below.

Recreational Skiing

from £13.50

£13.50 Junior | £17.50 Adult

If you are already of the basic recreational standard of being able to do linked turns, control your speed and direction and use our button lift then you can use our slope for recreational skiing! Recreational skiing is not currently available on Friday evenings. The ability to be a recreational user must be proven to the team on arrival.

Snowplough plus

from £13.50

£13.50 Junior | £17.50 Adult

On Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm – 7:45pm we have a Snowplough/Parallel Plus lesson. There are 15 minutes at the start and end of the session to practice before and after the 1 hour of coaching in between. This lesson needs to be pre-booked in advance. This session will develop your own personal skiing to become a parallel level skier. It can cover different techniques such as using ski poles, pole planting and carving. This can help improve your general skiing as well as your style. A minimum standard of basic snowplough turns is required from the top of the main slope. Perfect if you have just completed one of our Beginer courses or starter 4.

Wednesday morning

from £13.50

£13.50 Junior | £17.50 Adult

Our Wednesday Morning Club runs from 10:00am – 1:00pm. It’s a fantastic value informal coaching session which offers 2 hours of coaching and 1 hour of recreational skiing. Hot drinks and biscuits are included!

Ski instructor

from £13.50

£13.50 Junior | £17.50 Adult

If you are aged over 16 and can do basic parallel turns, why not join the regular Instructor Training Sessions that run on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Ackers Adventure. These sessions will improve your own personal level of skiing and break it down into it’s basic form in order to be able to become an instructor. The coach will guide you through all the required stages to become a nationally recognised Snowsport England Instructor.

Monday evenings

from £13.50

£13.50 Junior | £17.50 Adult

New for 2019 This is a monthly social Evening session there will be at least one of our coaches on the slope to help you along and drinks and snacks provided. Keep an eye out for the themed specials.

Ski & Tea

from £13.50

£13.50 Junior | £17.50 Adult

New for 2019 - A female only Coaching session to include Tea and cakes what more could you want. Recreational skiing is not currently available on Friday evenings. The ability to be a recreational user must be proven to the team on arrival.

Ski Lessons Packages

Our packages are a great way to save some money on learning to ski or just to use to improve your skiing.
The discount for the whole package is added later in the booking process and will give you about a 30% discount depending on the product.

Improver Ski Package Adult

£110

When booking this package you will receive 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against Snowplough plus sessions and the Wednesday morning club. The total cost will be reduced to £86.50 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

Improver Ski Package Penguin and junior 8 - 17 yrs

£90

If you are booking for a junior this package will give you 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against our Snowplough plus sessions or Wednesday morning club. If you are booking fr a Penguin 4 - 7yrs then this package can be redeemed against our Penguin + sessions. The total cost will be reduced to £68 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

Learn to ski Package Adult

£110

This package will give you 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against our Learn to ski Starter 1 - 4 sessions at a considerable discount. They will also work against our Go Skiing sessions also if you have reached the required standard for the lift before you have used them all, you could use them on our Snowplough plus sessions or Wednesday morning club. The total price will be reduced to £110 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

Learn to ski Package Penguin and Junior 8 - 17 yrs

£90

If you are buying for a Penguin 4 - 7 yrs or a Junior 8 - 17yrs then this this package will give you 6 vouchers that can be redeemed against our Learn to Ski Penguin 1 -4 sessions or Learn to ski Starter 1 - 4 sessions at a considerable discount. They will also work against our Go Skiing sessions also if you have reached the required standard for the lift before you have used them all, you could use them on our Snowplough plus sessions or Wednesday morning club. The total price will be reduced to £90 later in the booking process. You can only buy one package at a time but each voucher can be used for different people or sessions.

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Private Lesson
(1.5 hours, per Person)


 

Family Lesson
(1.5 hour, 4 people)


 

Group Lesson
(1.5 hours, up to 10 people)

Book your next adventure online today!


 

Private Lesson
(1.5 hours, per Person)


 

Family Lesson
(1.5 hour, 4 people)


 

Group Lesson
(1.5 hours, up to 10 people)

 

Private Lesson
(1.5 hours, per Person)


 

Family Lesson
(1.5 hour, 4 people)


 

Group Lesson
(1.5 hours, up to 10 people)

Book your next adventure online today!


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