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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the centre offer?

Skiing and Snowboarding lessons: Group lessons and private lessons available Monday to Saturday, year round. All standards from complete beginner through to race training are accommodated for.   Groups/Schools: Parties are welcome by arrangement.
Tubing parties: these are sledging parties in our rubber rings, including use of our party area which is great for after the session. You can bring your own food and drinks in this area. 

When can I visit?

The centre is open Monday to Saturday, but private lessons and group lessons require pre-booking. These are often booked up in advance so early booking is advised, particularly if you are preparing for a skiing holiday.

What level should I book?

Entry into intermediate/advanced group lessons is usually done by means of instructor feedback during a practice or private lesson - please contact the centre for details or book into one of our taster session where our instructors will recommend the right lessons.

Do I need lessons?

If you can turn, stop and use the ski tow in good control of your speed then you are welcome to use the slope to practice. However, for the safety of everyone on the slope, these standards will be strictly checked by our staff. If you cannot meet the minimum ability standard then you will need to have lessons until you can ski safely without guidance.

What do I need to bring?

Gloves, long sleeves and trousers are essential. During the summer months it is advisable to wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a peaked hat. Waterproof trousers and a jacket are also recommended as the facility is all weather and has a sprinkler system on the slope. All ski and snowboard equipment is provided if required.

Is pre-booking required?

Yes, pre-booking is required for private and group lessons at Polmonthill Snowsports Centre. We recommend early booking as these lessons can often book up in advance.


When can I do recreational skiing?

Recreational skiing is available Monday - Saturday, and even whenever lessons are running on the main slope. The only exception to this is when there is race training on for our club. 

When do I arrive for my first lesson?

Once you have your lesson booked, if you have never been to Polmonthill before please allow 30 minutes before your lesson start time to allow for fitting of ski and snowboard equipment. Once we have a record of your sizes please still allow 15 minutes before your lesson start time to ensure you are on the slope all ready for your lesson at the appointed time.

What about payment?

All group lessons are to be paid in blocks. There will be no transfer of payments for missed sessions. If we cancel a class for any reason, we will provide a credit note at the end of each block.


All private lessons must be paid at the time of booking. If you give more than 72 hours notice to cancel a private lesson, you can transfer that lesson to a different day or receive a credit. If you give less than 72 hours notice, payment will be lost.

At what age can my children start?

The centre caters for children from 3 years upwards (smallest boot is a 7) with our half hour private lessons. We do offer ‘Penguins’ classes for ages 4 and a half to 6 years and our main Junior classes start at 7 years old.

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