Teen Ski Lessons

Are your teens already out-skiing you? While they have probably outgrown kids groups, they might not want to be stuck with adults all week. Pro Rider groups will give your teen the opportunity to learn and develop in different areas of skiing in a fun environment with others their age.

Level:

Pro Rider +

Age Range

13 – 17

Lesson Length

2 – 4.5 hours

Activity

Teen Ski Lessons

Category

Group

Introduction

During this week-long course, each day of the week the group will focus on a different aspect of skiing:

  • Find Your Ski Legs – The first day is focused on getting back into the rhythm of skiing and exploring the resort.
  • Ski Racing – One day of the week they’ll get a taste of what the pros do and learn the basics of ski racing.
  • Freestyle – Another day will be spent in the park focused on freestyle skiing. They’ll be hitting boxes and learning new jumps.
  • Avalanche Safety & Off-Piste Skiing – A third day will be spent learning avalanche safety basics and then they’ll head off-piste to find some fresh snow.
  • Group Choice – On the final day, the group can choose to focus on a highlight of the week, or make the most of the current conditions.

Levels

Pro Rider (13 – 17yrs)

I’m happy skiing everywhere parallel, and in varying conditions on or off-piste, steep or bumpy.

Not quite sure what level your teen’s skiing at? To check their ski level and find out if Pro Rider is suitable for them, take a look at our level 6 ski video to help you decide.

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Top Tips

If your teen is into ski movies and has seen a certain trick or jump they want to master, then we can help! Or if they would like to learn about avalanche safety and skiing off-piste, we strongly encourage them to be safe in the mountains! So our top tip would be to come to the lesson with a focus and we can help you nail it!

Additional Information

  • The activities our Pro-Rider groups get up to each week can vary depending on the group’s ability. They could be skiing off-piste and learning about avalanche safety, or they could be racing on the World Cup stade.
  • The instructor will liaise with you throughout the week on what exciting opportunities we have on that week.
  • All pro-riders must wear a helmet.

Book Lessons

  • Pro-Rider
  • 3 – 4.5 hr lessons
  • 2 – 8 per group
  • 5 day (Mon – Fri)
    6 day (Sun – Fri)
  • From 350

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Children’s ski lessons FAQ’s

Yes. All of our instructors speak good English, and all of our group lessons are delivered solely in English. If you have any other language requirements we can offer private lessons.

Our children’s groups have 2 – 8 pupils in each group.

All children taking group lessons with New Gen must be suitably dressed.

  • Helmets are compulsory for all children.
  • Layers are advised so they can add or remove them if need be as children can get cold quickly.
  • The glare from the snow can be strong, even on cloudy days so make sure they are wearing sunglasses or goggles at all times and are wearing high SPF suncream on any exposed skin.
  • We also suggest you give them a snack and some money for a hot chocolate for lessons longer than 2hrs, as they will usually stop for a break.
  • Check they have their lift pass in a left hand pocket before you leave.

For Pro-Rider lessons, we would advise bringing poles.

For children’s ski lessons longer than 2hrs long, we will usually stop for a break halfway through. We suggest you give your child some money to get a hot chocolate and pop a snack in their pocket in case they get hungry.

Our instructors are very used to teaching teen group ski lessons and realise that they can get tired or cold easily. They will take that into account when planning their lessons and in all lessons longer than 2 hours we incorporate a break for just this reason. If however the teen or instructor feels that they are unable to continue with the lesson we will contact you and ask you to collect them. This is why we require a mobile contact for all parents whose children are taking lessons with us. So please make sure you carry your phone during the day.

We do our best during the booking process to ensure this doesn’t happen but if the instructor feels that your teenager is in the wrong group we will do our best to move them into a more suitable group for their size and ability. Every group is different and it is part of our instructor’s jobs to match the groups the best they can on ability. Do not worry if your child ends up in a different group to the one they started.

All children receive a certificate and badge at the end of week ceremony. We use the Snowlife award system, as recommended by BASI, and your child will be awarded a level based on the instructor’s assessment during the week.

Not necessarily. Kids naturally learn and progress at different speeds. How ‘physically literate’ kids are also can vary greatly. Adding to this that growth spurts and development may further complicate the process, it is not always the case that kids will move through their badges in a linear fashion.  It is quite normal therefore for children to stay in the same group for more than one year, especially with Bombers and Rockets. Our primary aim is to impart a love and enthusiasm for skiing in a safe way.  Our instructors are experts and professionals and realise that patience, and correct practice are key to progress.

The cornerstones of our lessons are ‘Safety, Fun and Improvement’  and so we always look to achieve all three.  It is a given that the safety of the kids is of the utmost importance and we look to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that children learn in a safe way appropriate to their abilities. It is important to us that we foster a love for the sport and so we also feel it is important that the week is enjoyable for the child. Challenging activities, activities that demand concentration and coordination and tasks that are fun like learning to jump are peppered throughout the week in order to develop enthusiasm and confidence and enjoyment in each individual.  Each group also has specific aims that correspond to particular Snowlife badge levels.

If they are the same ability and meet the group level requirements then of course they can go in the same group. If they are different ages and levels however then we would advise against it. They would both need to go in the group of the lower level child which would hamper the progression and enjoyment of the more proficient child. Our groups are all friendly and we’re used to managing this kind of situation. Our instructor is there to help your child settle in and ensure they feel comfortable within the group. So after the first morning this concern normally vanishes and by the end of the week they’ll have made lots of new friends.

Your child’s safety is our primary concern and we have strict procedures in place to ensure they stay safe and enjoy their time on the snow with us. All children are given a bib to wear to make them easily identifiable. We also employ a stringent signing in and out procedure. When your child is dropped off on the first day we ask for details of anyone who might be collecting them during the week, so we can ensure they only leave once collected by a nominated adult. We also record details of their clothing and the lift pass number to ensure we are fully prepared should any accident or injury occur.

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