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UK Ski Centres

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Ski in the UK before your Les Gets holiday

For beginner skiers, Day One on the slopes can seem pretty daunting, but it really doesn't have to be. By booking a few dry-slope lessons at ski centres in the UK, during the weeks before you head out to Les Gets, you can build up your confidence and get a solid grasp of the fundamentals, while having fun on the slopes and heightening that pre-holiday anticipation and excitement.

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The Snowplough

The snowplough allows you to slow down and stop. You can expect to your first few ski sessions working on the 'plough, also known as the wedge. Below, Ski Instructor Darren Turner of www.SkiSchoolApp.com explains what it is and how it is done.

 

About Skiing Les Gets

Local Area - Les Gets & Morzine

  • Ideal area for Families, Beginners and Intermediates
  • 120kms of Pistes, 48 Lifts
  • Great for groups of mixed abilities, as advanced skiers can tackle the full portes du soleil.

Full Area - Portes du Soleil

  • Largest Ski Area in Europe!
  • 12 interconnected ski resorts
  • Cross-border skiing; Ski in France and Switzerland
  • 650kms of pistes, 197 lifts
  • 10 snow parks
  • Huge amount of terrain for all levels & styles
Les Gets has many wide and gentle ski slopes, ideal for learning on Skiing on Mont Chery, a wonderful place for a lunch with a view SkOff-piste tree runs Off-piste on Pointe de Nyon Skiing in Switzerland on a day's ski hosting, with Mont Blanc as the backdrop Raphael about to ski Le Yeti run after a fresh snowfall Red run down the centre of the Les Gets bowl View over the rooftops of Les Gets View from the front of the ski apartment in the old part of Les Gets Les Gets on a snowy morning Les Gets in the evenings is a charming and atmospheric place Special area for kid's tobogganing with the village behind

There are many ski centres in the UK, so you won't have to travel too far in order to find a good facility with qualified ski instructors. Beginning with an introductory session, a short course in skiing will cover the basics (how to put your boots and skis on, how to establish good posture) before moving on to the core techniques of skiing: the 'snowplough', stopping, simple turns etc.

What is the snowplough? »

Returning Skiers

If you've been skiing before, that doesn't mean you won't benefit from visiting a UK ski centre before your Les Gets holiday begins. An hour or two on a dry-slope can help dust off the cobwebs and make sure that you hit the pistes ready to go on your first morning. As you cruise off the top of the Chevannes Express chair lift, it's good to feel confident that you have a couple of refresher sessions under your belt.

Ski Centres in your Area

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Wales

Cardiff Ski Centre

198 Fairwater Road
Cardiff
CF5 3JR,
+44 29 2056 1793

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre

John Nike Leisuresport Complex,
Great Orme,
Llandudno
LL30 2LR,
+44 1492 874707

South West England

Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre

Alpine Park
Plymouth
PL6 8LW,
+44 1752 600220

Dorset Snowsports Centre

Warmwell
Dorchester,
Dorset
DT2 8JE,
+44 1305 854216

Mendip Snowsport Centre

Lyncombe Drive
Churchill,
North Somerset
BS25 5PQ,
+44 1934 852335

South East England

Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre

Alpine Park
Capstone Road,
Gillingham,
Kent
ME7 3JH,
+44 1634 827979

Sandown Ski Centre

More Lane
Esher,
Surrey
KT10 8AN,
+44 1372 467132

Bromley Ski & Snowboard Centre

Sandy La
Orpington
BR5 3HY,
+44 1689 876812

The Midlands

Swadlincoste Ski and Snowboard Centre

Sir Herbert Wragg Way
Swadlincote,
Derbyshire
DE11 8LP,
+44 1283 217200

Northern England

Stoke Ski Centre

Festival Way
Festival Park,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire
ST1 5PU,
+44 1782 204159

Runcorn Ski Centre

Town Park
Palace Fields,
Runcorn,
Cheshire
WA7 6PT,
+44 1928 701965

Carlisle Ski Centre

Sandy La
Brampton
CA8 9BQ,
+44 1228 561634
Caution: Yad Moss itself has no postcode but can be found about 1 mile south east of CA9 3HB.

Scotland

Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre

Bellahouston Park
16 Dumbreck Road,
Glasgow
G41 5BW,
+44 141 427 4991

Glenshee Ski Centre

Cairnwell
Ballater
AB35 5XU,
+44 1339 741320

Lecht Ski Centre

Lecht Ski Centre
Corgarff
AB36 8YP,
+44 1975 651440

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