27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019
3rd February 2019 – 10th February 2019
10th February 2019 – 17th February 2019
17th February 2019 – 24th February 2019Provided By: Lloyd Langford Expedition Training with lead coach David De-Costa Price (£): £850
Those who don’t ski often wonder what the attraction is; the cold mountain weather, the high speeds, worries of falling over and people to delicately circumnavigate. Deterred by child filled nursery slopes as a starting point, many fail to give skiing ago.
Our Introduction to Skiing course takes all this into account, offering both a personal and enjoyable journey taking your first steps and laying the foundations for the pro you’ll become. Our course is run by the former Slovene National Team Member David De-Costa who will oversee all your instruction and coaching. David is one of Slovenia’s highest regarded ski instructors, with a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience taking people from their first nervous steps on the snow to alpine champions.
Our snowsports courses use the Slovene Mountain Resorts of Golte and Rogla, considered by many winter sports lovers to be two of the most beautiful ski centres in Slovenia. Situated at an altitude between 1,250 and 1,575 metres above sea level, they each encompass over 60 hectares of wonderful nature, home to well developed pistes, bar complexes and wellness centres to rest those new found aches and relax with friends. Both resorts provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and non intimidating introduction to skiing whilst providing all the necessary challenges to help you develop.
So if you’re looking to take up a new sport, discover what could become a new passion and share some great experiences with new friends then this is the course for you.
£850 PP, discounts available for group bookings.
Lloyd Langford Expedition Training Limited provides all attendees with public liability insurance and accidental injury cover up to £5,000,000 during the course, however you are encouraged to purchase your own travel insurance policy for the duration of the course, covering you for winter sports, personal equipment and cancellation.
Upon arriving in Slovenia, you’ll be met by the team at Ljubljana Airport where you’ll be to experience a traditional Slovene meal. This provides a great opportunity for everybody to initially get to know each other, discuss the upcoming week and enjoy some great food. From here, we’ll travel to the small town of Sostanj on the outskirts of Velenje to Turisticna Pirnat, your home for the week.
After having the afternoon to refresh, relax and explore your surroundings, a series of afternoon workshops will run focusing on information gathering, discussing you experience, goals and aspirations for the week.
The second day is all about suiting up, getting out on the slopes and letting everything flood back to you. Through a mixture of general skiing and specific coaching sessions, you’ll receive both one-to-one and one-to-three time with our instructors who’ll spend a great deal of time observing you, analysing your performance and building a picture of your skill set.
During the later afternoon, your time will be yours. David will remain on the slopes to continue instruction, however you’re free to enjoy the freedom of developing by yourself, measuring your own progress or calling it a day when you’re ready.
It is important when learning new skills and pushing yourself to feel comfortable and have the opportunity to relax. Both resorts boast fully equipped spas, gyms, bar and restaurants for you to chill out in and enjoy the company of new friends.
From day three onwards, the plan will vary dependent upon the pace in which you are developing. Our instructors will continue to choose the best ways to help advance your skills over the course of the week, including morning/evening photographic and video analysis sessions of your performance.
It is almost guaranteed that during an intense development week you will experience significant fatigue and muscle aches. This is not only common, but a natural process due to muscle groups being used intensively and developing. Therefore, during the mid-week point, you’ll have the opportunity to take a day off the slopes and head to Lake Bled for a change of scenery and a cultural experience. We can also book a group ‘beer spa’, wellness and individual massages experiences.
Upon day 8, all good things must come to an end. We’ll head as a group to Ljubljana Airport to say our goodbyes. We aim to have you leave your time with us having mastered the basics and be independent on blue slopes, buzzing to continue skiing and marking the days until the next season.
The winters in Slovenia are incredibly cold and can be harsh, therefore we advise coming equipped and dressed accordingly for temperatures of 0’c and substantially below both on and off the slopes. Appropriate footwear for rough terrain, deep snow and ice are also essential.
To be suitably equipped for the course you’ll need to bring thermals, a ski jacket and salopettes, or reasonable apparel substitutes, gloves, socks and eyewear such as ski goggles or sunglasses.
Should you not possess some of your own equipment, we can provide skis, boots, helmets and poles at an additional cost. To hire equipment from us, please get in contact at least 2 weeks prior to the course.
If you wish to stay for any additional days in Slovenia these will be need to be arranged independently. travel to Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana can be sought from the airport during the day and takes roughly an hour.