Recreational skiing and boarding - required standard
Please note to be able to buy ski or board recreational tickets, you must be able to control your speed and direction and use the lifts, otherwise you must have a lesson.
We supply all the equipment you need - skis, boards, boots, poles and helmets are included in the price of a lesson or recreational ticket.
Gloves and long sleeves must be worn at all times. Clothing is not included in the ticket price however gloves can be purchased from Reception.
We have now introduced a 'Helmet Wearing Policy' for under 16's. All skiers and boarders on a junior ticket must wear a helmet. Helmets are available from ski/board hire and are included in your ticket price.
Can I just come and have a go at learning by myself, without formal lessons?
No. For insurance and safety reasons all complete beginners must have lessons until they reach the minimum standard for recreational open practice.
The beginner lesson covers basics such as stopping, changing direction and safe use of the equipment and slope.
When it snows at the Ski Rossendale can I use the slope?
Yes. In these conditions we would only suspend recreational use because of too much ice.
Can I bring a group and teach them to ski or board at the Centre?
No, the Centre's policy is that only our approved instructors and coaches can teach at the facility.
Do you have specific practice times for ski and boarding?
No, you can practice at any time during our normal opening hours with the possible exceptions of race/event sessions when all or part of the runs are restricted for use by competitors and during the 'kids club' session.
Do lessons go ahead in bad weather?
Yes, the Centre rarely closes due to adverse weather conditions, please be prepared to go out in all weathers (see clothing, above).