If you are searching for a beginner ski course then there is no better way to learn to ski than with one of our UCPA all inclusive courses. The price includes accommodation, meals, lift pass, equipment hire as well as the instruction, so it's the best value ski holiday you will find!
For more information on things that you may wish to know about before deciding to book a ski trip please read through our handy beginners ski guide
Beginners ski instruction - if you have had 1 week of skiing then you will probably be at improver level. If you have never skied or had only 1 or 2 days at a snowdome socially, then this level will probably be at the right standard for you.
There are two types of course:
Half Time (12 Hrs)
This allows you to spend 4 or 5 half day sessions with your instructor, but still allows plenty of time for practice either on your own, with your group or perhaps with friends who have been skiing in different level groups.
Full Time (23 Hrs)
You will have 8 or 9 half day sessions with your instructor, so this really maximises your time to improve. You'll still have free ski time at the end of each day and on Sunday & Saturday to ski with friends, practise or just relax. This is the course we would most recommend for beginners.
The instruction isn't like the typical 1 or 2 hour private lesson. You spend much more time with the instructor and the group therefore the learning is much less formal, less intense and more fun. Of course there is formal teaching, practising and perfecting, but it's more relaxed and there is plenty of time to enjoy the mountain.
Will vary from resort to resort - typically:
- Saturday - Arrival day, check in & meet other participants
- Sunday - Collect ski equipment early morning, free skiing day (complete beginners have a 1/2 day lesson in the afternoon)
- Mon - Fri - Practice skiing in groups with your instructor. Normally Wednesday is a 1/2 day of instruction.
- Saturday - Departure day, ski till lunchtime, enjoy a lunch, clear your room & say good bye (until the next time)
One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect – it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself, or with friends you're sure to make some great new friendships through the week.
Not all resorts offer both half & full time instruction - check out the Dates & Prices to see what is available.
Whether you choose from half time instruction or full time instruction and regardless of your level you'll be with a great bunch of like minded people and with one of the best instructors on the mountain.
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