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Skiing

Learn to ski on our teaching slope or build your confidence and perfect your technique on our challenging 165 metre dry slope complete with bends, moguls, bumps and jumps.

Skiing is great fun and something that anyone can learn. Our friendly instructors are passionate about the sport and will teach you at your own pace. If you are looking to learn in advance of a skiing holiday, want to build your confidence, perfect your technique or just want to try something new and keep fit outdoors we can help!

Try: Just want to try skiing? Book onto a TRY session and have a go for just £20

Learn: We run scheduled lessons and courses every week or book a private lesson for you and your friends!

Improve: Book onto a group lesson, try our Thursday Morning Club drop in for our Friday Night Floodlit Ski with an Instructor - a three hour session with an instructor on hand for informal help and advice-or join our Thur'SKI' evening club and ski with our experienced instructors.

Practice: If you can already ski or snowboard just turn up and use our slope. All equipment provided and lots of great offers and deals on slope passes

Bringing a group? We can customise a snow sport programme for schools, youth groups, organisations, adult groups or children's parties. Just ask!

Booked a ski holiday? Learning to ski or improve your confidence on our slope before embarking on a snow sport holiday is a great idea. Familiarising yourself with the kit and learning the basics now will ensure you make the most of your holiday, and don't waste the first few days on the snow exhausted and frustrated.





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ABOUT MENDIP SNOWSPORT CENTRE

Mendip Snowsport Centre forms the central part of our 250 acre activity site. Our scenic woodland setting, 165 metre winding dry slope, chalet style buildings, alpine inspired rooftop cafe-bar, viewing balcony and commanding views make our snowsport centre feel like a genuine alpine resort.

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    TRY SKIING

    Our 1.5 hour TRY sessions are a fun introduction to skiing for anyone who is thinking about learning to ski or just wants to give it a go. Suitable for over 8's and adults! Just £20

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    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and session times include time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

    TRY SKIING

    A fun introduction to skiing for anyone who is thinking about learning to ski or just wants to give it a go. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced and qualified instructors on our gently sloping beginner area. With at least an hour on the slope you'll get used to wearing skis and play some fun games and mini challenges out on the slope.

    A great taster experience for children (8+) and adults. Ideal first step for anyone thinking about booking onto our more structured ski lessons.

    The hour and half session includes your kit up time - your instructor will explain all the equipment, ensure it all fits correctly and go through a safety briefing.

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    Group ski lessons

    Scheduled group lessons are great fun and the most cost effective way to for anyone aged from 8 to 88 to learn to ski. Book the entire course and save even more - now includes a FREE Try Skiing!

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    SKI COURSE

    TRY Skiing
    1 Star
    2 Star
    3 Star
    4 Star

    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and session times include time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

    Lessons may need to be repeated to meet our recreational standard.

    Download our ski lesson and course syllabus card here

    Book a course of all five lessons for £135 - which includes:

    - Five lessons
    - FREE slope pass
    - FREE advanced lesson
    - 25% off repeat lessons
    - HALF PRICE annual pass

    TRY SKIING: 1.5 hour lesson. 8 years plus

    A fun introduction session to get a feel for skis on your feet and getting on the slope for the first time with fun games and challenges.


    1 STAR: 2 hour lesson. 8 years plus


    Your instructor will introduce the equipment and help you get kitted up safely. A short warm up will help you get used to your skis and loosen your muscles. You will soon be side stepping up the slope to try your first few gentle, short descents.

    2 STAR: 2 hour lesson. 8 years plus

    Kit up and warm up. A brief recap of the previous lessons then we will introduce turning in both directions, speed control whilst turning, edge control.

    3 STAR: 2 hour lesson. 8 years plus

    Kit up and warm up. A brief recap of the previous lessons then we'll cover skiing on varied terrain, correct body positioning and weight changes and selecting and skiing a safe route.

    4 STAR: 2 hour lesson. 8 years plus

    Kit up, warm up and recap. Once you are linking your turns confidently, we'll progress onto parallel turns. Complete this lesson and you'll be able to use our slope to practice independently!

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    Minis: Junior Ski lessons

    Group lessons for 5 to 8 year olds.Our fun, interactive lessons run by our friendly, qualified instructors ensure your child stays engaged and learns fast! (maybe suitable for some 4 year olds - see more info below)

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    SKI COURSE

    Minis One
    Minis Two
    Minis Three
    Minis Four

    These lessons may be too physically challenging for some very small or young children. We can assess your child during their first lesson.

    * Four years olds will need to complete a 45 minute private lesson to assess their ability prior to joining the Minis lessons.

    We have group lessons designed for all ages and abilities. Children between four* and eight can join our 'Minis' sessions. At the end of the course they can join our Yeti Ski Club to increase confidence and practice their new skills with an instructor at hand.

    Minis lessons will need to be completed multiple times to reach recreational standard. The average child will need to have approximately 10 lessons in total.

    To complete the course children will need to be passed off for each level and complete at least one skids lesson.

    Lessons may need to be repeated to get back up to recreational standard if children are unable to practise regularly.

    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and all sessions allow plenty of time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

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    Private Lessons

    If you prefer to learn one on one, then our private lessons are just for you. Bring a friend of a similar standard and share the instructor and the cost!

    Peak lessons Off Peak Lessons

    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and session times include time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

    Price varies depending on peak, off peak and number of participants.

    This is a private snowsport lesson - just for you.

    Bring friends or family of a similar standard and share the instructor and the cost!

    The lesson will be tailored to your experience, ability and specific needs.

    Click 'Book Online' above and then find a time and date to suit you and simply select the number of adults and juniors, up to a total of 8 participants.

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    Yeti Junior ski club

    Fun session for children already at our 'recreational' standard to ski with our instructors and refine technique

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    SKI WITH AN INSTRUCTOR

    Informal Friday night slope sessions with our friendly, experienced instructors on hand to give help and advice to experienced skiers and boarders!

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    RECREATIONAL SLOPE PASSES

    If you have skied before and can control your speed, snow-plough, turn, stop and use a button drag-lift you are welcome to turn up and ski any time the slope's open!

    Opening times

    OFF PEAK - Term Time Weekdays
    PEAK - Weekends & School Holidays
    YOUTH - Under 16

    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and session times include time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

    Helmets are compulsory for all slope users at all times. They are supplied at no additional charge or you are welcome to bring your own if preferred.

    Annual Pass Benefits:

    - Free equipment hire
    - 10% discount on food and drinks in Alpine Lounge
    - 20% discount on Snow Sport activities including lessons
    - 20% discount on other outdoor activities available online
    - Free tobogganing once a week for up to two children
    - Unlimited FREE Disc Golf

    1.5 HOURS

    OFF PEAK: £15
    YOUTH PEAK: £18
    ADULT PEAK: £20

    ALL DAY

    OFF PEAK: £20
    YOUTH PEAK: £25
    ADULT PEAK: £30

    MENDIP MONDAY MADNESS: £12 ALL DAY PASS EVERY MONDAY (Add a burger and drink: £5 - Mondays only)

    MONTH PASSES

    YOUTH: £45
    ADULT: £55

    ANNUAL PASSES

    YOUTH: £280
    ADULT: £380
    FAMILY*: £550
    STUDENT: £300
    SENIOR: £300 (over 65 yrs)

    * Two adults and up to three children. £100 per additional family member

    THUR'SKI PASSES - Includes unlimited Thur'ski plus membership benefits

    YOUTH MONTH PASS: £65
    ADULT MONTH PASS: £70

    YOUTH ANNUAL PASS: £650
    ADULT ANNUAL PASS: £700

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    Thursday Morning Club

    Enjoy a relaxed, informal ski with one of our friendly instructors on hand to offer help & advice to improve your technique.

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    Times

    Check times here

    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and session times include time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

    Details

    Our morning club is suitable for anyone who can use the lift and snowplough turn. The session is followed by FREE tea or coffee and biscuits in the Alpine Lounge.

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    Thur'SKI' Club

    Thursday nights are Ski night! Ski with our expert instructors and refine your technique and even have a go with slalom poles!!! Adult and Youth sessions, fun and inclusive for all recreational standard skiers...

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    ThurSKI Club Prices

    Adult: £20
    Youth: £18

    All our prices include hire of all necessary equipment and session times include time for equipment fitting and de-kitting.

    ThurSKI Club Times

    Youth: Thursday 18:00 - 19:30
    Adult: Thursday 19:30 - 21:00

    Race training sessions are available to anyone who has completed a course of lessons or is at our recreational standard.

    Thurski slope passes include Race Training sessions, unlimited slope use and discounts in the Alpine Lounge.

    Adults: £70 per month
    Youth: £65 per month

    Adults: £700 per year
    Youth: £650 per year

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    Avon Ski Club

    Avon Ski Club is based at Mendip Snowsport Centre. Find out what the club has to offer and what they are up to on their website...

    Avon Ski Club

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    Disability Snowsports

    With our specially trained and qualified adaptive snowsport instructors we can provide tailored sessions to meet a variety of needs. Depending on your requirements you can choose between a private one to one lesson or have a group of up to 8 participants with one instructor.

    Mendip Snowsport Centre
    Lyncombe Drive
    Churchill
    North Somerset
    BS25 5PQ

    01934 834 877

    Please call or email us at info@mendip.me with your requirements and we will discuss your request with Anita and Ian, our adaptive specialists, and get back to you as soon as possible.

    We may send out a form to be completed to give us more information so as to best provide for your needs.

    Our standard sessions may be at the right level for you but please contact us before booking to ensure we can provide the correct guidance.

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    Ski Servicing

    Your skis deserve a makeover! Treat them to a belt grind, have their edges sharpened and minor scratches repaired then add a hot wax and choose from a final polish or winter storage wax!

    £23 Bronze Service: Edge sharpen, hot wax and polish or storage wax
    £30 Silver Service: As Bronze service plus machine belt grind
    £35 Gold Service: As Silver service plus diamond stone grind and Ptex base repairs
    From £15 Base Repairs: Quote on inspection from technician

    Binding adjustments available free when booking the Gold or Silver service package

    BRONZE SERVICE £23

    ✔ Thorough cleaning of bases and edges with Holmenkol wax remover
    ✔ Inspection of bases and edges
    ✔ Edge grind on our Wintersteiger machine
    ✔ Hand polish of edges with an alu-oxyd file
    ✔ Manual hot wax of bases with a waxing iron followed by scraping and brush structuring
    ✔ Detune of edges at tips and tails
    ✔ Cloth polish
    ✔ Visual inspection of bindings

    Storage Option: If requested we can leave the final coat of wax on the skis for summer storage. Before you go on your next trip you should scrape off the wax from the base and edges.

    SILVER SERVICE £30

    ✔ Thorough cleaning of bases and edges with Holmenkol wax remover
    ✔ Inspection of bases and edges
    ✔ Belt grind on our Wintersteiger machine
    ✔ Edge grind on our Wintersteiger machine
    ✔ Hand polish of edges with an alu-oxyd file
    ✔ Manual hot wax of bases with a waxing iron followed by scraping and brush structuring
    ✔ Detune of edges at tips and tails
    ✔ Cloth polish
    ✔ Visual inspection of bindings and screws

    Storage Option: If requested we can leave the final coat of wax on the skis for summer storage. Before you go on your next trip you should scrape off the wax from the base and edges.

    GOLD SERVICE £35

    ✔ Thorough cleaning of bases and edges with Holmenkol wax remover
    ✔ Inspection of bases and edges
    ✔ Repair of standard base scratches with P-Tex
    ✔ Belt grind on our Wintersteiger machine
    ✔ Diamond stone grind to achieve a flat and smooth base and base edge
    ✔ Edge grind on our Wintersteiger machine
    ✔ Hand polish of edges with an alu-oxyd file
    ✔ Manual hot wax of bases with a waxing iron followed by scraping and brush structuring
    ✔ Detune of edges at tips and tails
    ✔ Cloth polish
    ✔ Complete inspection of bindings and binding bolts

    Storage Option: If requested we can leave the final coat of wax on the skis for summer storage. Before you go on your next trip you should scrape off the wax from the base and edges.

    BASE REPAIRS - from £15

    ✔ Full base damage repaired, quote given on inspection from our technicians.

OPENED IN 1988

Opened by living legend Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards!

10% Student Discount

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