Private Lessons

Private lessons are a good form of learning for those that wish to progress quickly or just want a re-assessment of their ability. More than one person can take part in a private lesson we just ask that the participants are at the same skill level.
Choose your level
TASTER - An Introduction to Snowboarding
Snowboard and safety check – intro to equipment: Know the parts of the kit and how to put it on and off.

Basic snowboard stance: Proper posture on board, knees bent out, straight back and arms at your side.

Walking and turning on the flat: Be able to move around flat areas with your board.

Ascend the slope and turning on the slope: Be able to walk up a small hill and turn with one foot strapped in.

Straight run: Be able to slide down small slope in a straight line maintaining good posture.

Awareness of ski way code: Understand the safety rules of the slope.

Level B - Learning to control your speed
Side slipping – toe and heel: Be able to slide down the hill at slow speed whilst balanced on heel or toe edge of board using the edge to control speed.

Diagonal side slip – toe and heel: Be able to slide diagonally across slope in both directions on both toe or heel edge.

Level C - Learning to control direction and use of lift
Falling leaf – toe and heel: Be able to turn your board from a side slip to a steep angle and back again.

Garlands – toe and heel: Same as falling leaf except a garland is in one direction multiple times.

Use of lift: Be able to use drag lift comfortably and unaided.
Level D - Entering the Fall Line

Falling leaf – toe and heel – into fall line: Be able to move the snowboard from a level side slip, both toe or heel, into the fall line (straight down the hill) while maintaining good posture and balance, then return back to controlled side slip using a controlled skid.

Garlands – toe and heel – into fall line: Same as falling leaf, just in same consecutive direction.
Level E - Developing turns
Basic turn: Be able to get you board from level side slip to straight and back out on opposite edge making a C-shaped turn, e.g. heel edge-straight-toe edge. You will learn to be able to do this starting on either edge.

Linked turns: Be able to link 2 basic turns together to make controlled S-shaped turns, e.g. hell edge-straight-toe edge-straight-heel edge.

Intermediate turns: Be able to do linked turns at higher speed without slowing down as much between turns.
Level F - Refining Turns
Advanced turns / Carving: High speed turns down the slope using more edge and less skid to make the turns.