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Roller Ski Instruction
Starting in late autumn, and continuing through the winter, a number of Saturday morning tuition sessions are provided on the cycle circuit at UClan Sports Arena in Preston (see Events page for details). You can attend as many or as few of these sessions as you like.
The sessions cater for beginners with no previous experience to aspirant loppet racers. For a small fee all the necessary equipment can be provided for those who need it
The aim of the programme is to be as flexible as possible and to cater for the needs of those who attend. The early sessions concentrate on skills work and, depending upon the wishes of those who attend and the progress made, later sessions may be spent exploring the track with coaching tips provided on the move.
Ideally by the end of the programme, all beginners would be of a level able to take part in the roller ski tours run over the spring and summer (see Events page for details) or for a cross-country holiday on snow. Those with some previous experience should be ready for anything, loppet racing, touring on snow or tarmac.
Even those who don't want any actual coaching are very welcome to join us on the coaching dates for a ski on the track.
SnowSport England Courses
SnowSport England provide a number of tuition weekends throughout the year, typically:
Roller Ski Tours
During the spring and summer we run a roller ski tours (see Events page for details).
Although not recommended as an introduction for complete beginners they are suitable for relatively novice rollerskiers who have attended the club’s coaching sessions at Chorlton or the SSE roller ski courses, or the experienced skier who enjoys keeping fit on roller skis outside the on‑snow season. As well as allowing you to put into practice what you’ve learnt, coaching tips on the move can be provided.
Telemark Coaching On-Snow
Club Meets take place at Chill Factore during the Saturday 8‑9.30am slot. These generally occur every 2 weeks (see Events page for dates)
Telemarkers can practice downhill on the main slope. Club Telemark coaches usually attend and are available for coaching and support. Telemark equipment; skis, poles plus a limited number of Telemark boots are available from Chill Factore included with the lift pass (to purchase).
All skiers are required by Chill Factore to wear gloves and long sleeves when on the slopes. Helmets are also available free of charge with the lift pass.
Introduction to Telemark sessions are also run - please email firstname.lastname@example.org before coming. Participants must have Alpine ski experience and be able to make turns and control speed from the top of the main slope.
More questions about Telemark skiing and our sessions are answered here.
North West Telemark Festival
The North West Telemark Festival is typically run in May at Chill Factore (see Events page for details).
It is an all day event with up to 4 hours of tuition at various ability levels plus practice time.
Cross-Country Ski Coaching On-Snow
SnowSport England Nordic Courses
SnowSport England typically provides an on-snow cross country and telemarking week:
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