Snowsports - Kinder ski schools
Dates and times
Parents and carers: please tell the instructor on each visit about any additional support needs your child has. You must stay around the slope during the lesson.
- Maximum 6 in a class.
- Progress to ski school classes when the child reaches age 6 and can use the tows unassisted.
- Kinder 4-week weekend course:
- Kinder 5 day block course in school holidays:
All prices are subject to Midlothian Council price increases
- all instruction
- helmets (compulsory)
- use of uplift.
Entry: Complete beginner/Tiny Tot class
Kinders should be complete beginners or may have completed one Tiny Tot taster session. Develop a good knowledge of ski equipment and be introduced to basic skiing skills such as sidestepping, straight running and the plough shape. Children will also be shown how to use the travelator safely.
When booked into Snowy Owls, should the first date be missed for any reason, the other dates in the block cannot be attended.
Entry: Snowy Owls or can make a snowplough shape
Suitable for those who have completed the Snowy Owls course or can already make a plough shape. Learn to use a snowplough to come to a stop and refine basic skiing skills.
Entry: Antarctic Seals or can snowplough and stop
Suitable for children who can control their speed and stop using a snowplough. Develop snowplough technique and learn to snowplough turn on the nursery slope.
Entry: Arctic Reindeer or can snowplough turn and use the travelator unassisted on nursery slope.
Revisit snowplough turns and when appropriate be introduced to the main slope and tow. Develop fluidity with snowplough turns, and start to link turns together and from further up the slope.
Entry: Polar Bears or can snowplough turn from the blue path and use the tow unassisted
Learn to expand the variety of arcs and the rhythm of their snowplough turns to improve confidence and choose speed and line appropriately, progressing onto plough parallel turns. On completion children will be able to ski first stage plough parallel from the middle station.
Entry: Snow Leopards or first stage plough parallel from the middle station.
Develop plough parallel technique and move towards parallel skiing. Learn to ski confidently down from the top station. Children are welcome to rebook this course repeatedly to increase their total skiing practice time until they are ready for junior ski schools.
Tiny Tot Tasters
A 1hr open class to give 4-7 year olds a flavour of skiing. For complete beginners only.
Mini Sliders Club
Children who are Snow Leopard or Himalayan Tiger standard may wish to join the Mini Sliders, and use this to get some miles under their feet before joining the main Junior Ski Schools when they turn 6.
Mini Racers Club
An introduction to ski racing. Only for those children who have completed Himalayan Tigers course, or can ski competently from the top station and ski parallel from the middle station.