Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Ski Club open all year round?
No, the Ski Club's main season runs from September to April.

2. What are the Ski Club's Opening Times?
During the season (Sept - April) the Ski Slopes are open Mon - Fri from 19.30 - 22.30, Sat & Sun from 10.30 - 17.30. The slopes are also open for snowboarding only on Sunday evenings from 18.00 - 20.30.

The Ski Club Office is open Mon - Fri from 09.00 - 17.00 and also during slope opening hours.

3. When are classes?
During the season ski classes for adults are at 20.00 Mon - Fri, 11.00 & 15.00 on Saturdays and 11.00, 14.30, 15.00 & 16.00 on Sundays. Each lesson is an hour and a half in duration.

Children's classes are at the same times as adult classes on Saturdays and Sundays.

Snowboard classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 20.30 and on Sunday evenings at 18.30. Snowboard classes are an hour and a half in duration.

It is important to arrive half an hour before the class start time in order to get fitted for equipment

4. Can I just show up or do I have to book?
All classes must be booked through the Ski Club Office in advance with payment. To make a booking please call the office on 01 295 5658 and pay with a credit or laser card. The best time to call the office is between 9.00 & 17.00 Mon - Fri. Bookings cannot be made without payment.

5. What length are the slopes and what are they made of?

The Ski Club has 4 different slopes - the main slope is 180m long, the intermediate slope is 150m long and we have two 50m long nursery slopes. The slopes are covered in Dendix - a bristle surface lubricated with a misting spray.

6. Do I have to be a member to use the slopes?
No, it is not necessary to become a member to use the slopes. If you are interested in becoming a member or Season Ticket Holder please contact us.

7. Does the Ski Club provide equipment?
The Ski Club provides skis/snowboards, boots and poles for lessons and practice sessions at no extra cost.

8. What do I need to bring?
Participants must bring a pair of strong gloves (ideally ski or snowboard gloves) and should wear warm, flexible clothing and long, smooth socks. Waterproof clothing should be brought in case of rain. Do not bring handbags, valuables or mobile phones.

9. I want to practice without taking a lesson, is this possible?
Practice sessions are available to competent skiers. In order to be permitted practice a skier must have taken a minimum of four classes at the Ski Club or done a minimum of a week's skiing on snow. It is a good idea to call and book in for your practice session as this will save queuing time when you arrive.

10. When is practice available?
Ski practice is available from Sept - April Mon - Fri 19.30 - 22.30, Sat & Sun 10.30 - 17.30.

11. What about snowboard practice?
Snowboard practice
is available from Sept - April on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 19.30 - 22.30 and on Sunday evenings from 18.00 - 20.30

To be permitted practice snowboarding you must have taken at least four beginner classes at the Ski Club or done a week on snow. If you have your own boots, board and rider's pass (a rider's pass is given once a person has been deemed capable of snowboarding in control) you can practice during normal ski practice times.

12. What are the age limits for classes?
We take children between the ages of 4 & 7 into Kindergarten classes which run on Sundays at 1pm. For children aged between 7 & 13 we have regular children's classes during the main season on Saturdays and Sundays. Those aged 13 and older may take part in adult classes. The minimum age for snowboarding is 13.

13. Can I change my class once it has been booked?
Classes can be transferred through the Ski Club office if a minimum of 24 hours notice is received but there is a €5.00 fee associated with each change. If 24 hours notice is not provided you will lose your class.

14. What happens if there is bad weather?
Heavy rain and cold weather do not stop the Ski Club from providing classes. Please come equipped with warm, waterproof clothing. Remember, gloves are essential.

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