Baqueira British Ski SchoolHalf Term Accommodation     English website
Ski instruction in the Spanish Pyrenees
All year round:, Tel: 0034 873480028
During the season:, Shop reception +34 973645282
UK Sales through our tour operator arm, Ski Inspired: +44 01903 863660

Skiing for beginners

Our instructor David Slattery explains about what you can expect as a beginner skier...

"We start beginners off on gentle terrain, where we explain how to put on the ski, how to move around, and how to stop! Then we start skiing, on a slope with just enough incline to give you a slight sensation of speed. We soon move onto the main nursery slopes where there are plenty of lift options to choose from (and coffee break options!!!). We consolidate and develop on the nursery slopes, initially using the famous 'snow-plough' turn, then as you improve, the 'plough-parallel' turn."

Skiing for beginners "Like so many activities, it's best to start young, but we have successfully taught beginners in their 60s! The great thing about skiing, as enthusiasts will always say, is that it's an activity for all the family."

"Your experienced instructor will know when you are ready to move away from the nursery slopes and spread your wings, whether you are still nervous, or super-confident."

"You'll be surprised by your progress, and are in safe hands with all our staff. The beginner slopes in Baqueira are wide, well maintained and offer excellent progresssion, offering challenges but building confidence for all ages. Learning to ski is an exciting week!"

Gap year course
Gap year course
Do you,or someone you know, want to become a ski instructor? Take a look at our gap year site.


"Just a note to say thank you very much for all your help, prior to our lessons, and during the lessons in Baqueira. We all had a fabulous time and found the lessons VERY worthwhile. "
Claire Thomas


Summer holidays!
Do you enjoy hiking, cycling, and love great scenery? Have a look at the new website of our sister company,
Feel Inspired, who run summer holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees.