Frequently asked questions
What does the Ski 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.
- Recreational skiing and snowboarding: these are available
when lessons are running (see below).
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. All ski and snowboard
equipment is provided if required.
When is the centre open?
Monday to Friday 9.30am-9.00pm
outside the School summer holidays for skiing and snowboarding only.
school summer holidays our hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm.
all year round.
Sundays from 10.00am-4.00pm (Tubing only)
We are also closed for
a maintenance fortnight in June - check with the centre for details.
When can I
Private lessons and group lessons require pre-booking and can often be booked
up in advance so early booking is advised, particularly if you are preparing for
a skiing holiday.
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.
Recreational practice is available whenever lessons are
running on the main slope and therefore it is advisable to check by phoning us before
you leave to confirm if the slope is available. There may also be some periods of
maintenance or bookings of high numbers when it will be unavailable.
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.
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 do I need to know about payment?
- Beginner group lessons are to be paid in 8 week blocks
- Intermediate/advanced lessons are to be paid in 4 week 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
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.
How do I get there?
Leave the M9 motorway at Junction 4 and then follow signposts
for Ski Centre/Golf Course. Follow the road straight into the Golf Course car park.
Alternatively, there is access from the A905 Wholeflats road across the small bridge.