The Vikings aim is to promote ski racing of all kinds from basic club level through to National squad level and beyond. Vikings aims to teach children (and adults) how to race through slalom poles on dry slope and snow. It does not teach skiers how to perfect their general skiing techniques, this is taught in workshops set at other times.
Vikings are active in both the Eastern Region Snowsports Association (ERSA) which is the governing body for the region and the national governing body The English Ski Council (ESC).
The ability levels in this session will range from controlled Snowplough to parallel. Fun and learning are key words used for this session. Instructors will be on hand to develop each pupil’s control of speed and direction, as well as agility and confidence.
This group of skiers is the feeding ground for the Suffolk Ski Centre team, THE VIKINGS.
NEW! Beginners Courses (7-15yrs)
We are now running four week courses for children to learn! It is four 90 minute sessions for £100. You will need to book on a course and stick to those 4 weeks; places cannot be changed amongst other courses.
At the end of the 4 weeks we hope the group will be at least the bottom of the main slope, hopefully half way up. Once they are at the half way stage the children can then come to our Children’s Workshop! If the instructor feels an extra lesson may be required at the end of the course you will receive a 25% discount voucher for a private lesson.
Here are the days/dates for the initial run of courses. Full payment is required on booking. More dates will be added for the New Year at a later date.
Kindergarden 4 - 6 yrs - Runs from October to March
Saturdays 14:00 to 14:45 starting 1st & 3rd of each month
Runs October to March
This group session is for children aged 4 to 6 years old; a two-week course for £20. They will start on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Book your child on to a course and once they have learnt the basics can move on to private lessons. Courses must be pre-booked.
The aim is to get your child used to boots and skis, moving around in them, some straight running & hopefully snowploughs.
We do offer 30-minute private lessons for children aged 4 to 6. The cost for this is £30 for the first child and then £8 per additional child. Speak to reception for further details.
Holiday Activity Day
The children’s workshops are suspended for summer!
We are reviewing how it will run for next season so please keep checking for updates!
CHILDREN'S SATURDAY SKI WORKSHOP
SUSPENDED FOR SUMMER. WILL RESTART IN SEPTEMBER. PRIVATE LESSONS STILL AVAILABLE!
Every Saturday morning our slopes are available only to children for a supervised ski session. Participants must be skiing from at least half way up on the main ski slope to attend. Instructors are on the slope the give tips, advice and help them progress through a relaxed format.
Age range is strictly 7-15 yrs.
No bookings are taken, places are issued on a first come first served basis. Dec, Jan, & Feb are very busy so arrive early for your session.