Snowsports – Ackers Adventure

Dry Ski Slope Skiing in Birmingham


Running every other Sunday this session is the perfect way for children aged 4-7 to learn to ski within a fun 45 minute session.
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Taking you on a journey from Level 1(Taster) all the way to Level 7, By participating in these lessons you will progress to a confident skier. After Level 5 you will be signed off on the basics and able to ski on your own as a Recreational Skier.
Improve Ski 

Already at recreational standard, but looking to improve, we have various sessions with a coach to help you along the way

WMSO and Midlands Ski Club use our slopes to train at a higher level 

Enjoy our 100m Dry Ski Slope 

On this page you will find an overview of all the amazing ways you can learn to Ski or improve your Skiing at Ackers Adventure. We have lots of different courses and lessons to suit your needs. We can also offer all of the below for snowboarding as well. Clicking on the Book now button will take you to our online booking system where you can also look at availability.

We have floodlit synthetic bristle matting slopes available for use throughout the year. The main slope is approximately 100 metres long and incorporates a drag button ski lift. We also have a 30 metre nursery slopes which is exclusively used as a nursery slope for teaching beginner lessons.

Please note: Skiing is available for those aged 4+. Long sleeves, long trousers and gloves must be worn for all slope activities – Skiing, Snowboarding and Tobogganing.

Beginner Lessons

Private, Family and Groups

Our private, family and group sessions each last 1 hour.

Private (1 person + extras)

Family (2 adults + 2 juniors)

Group (up to 10 people)

Learn to Ski Group lessons

We have open group sessions, called ‘Starter Lessons’ that run Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings as well as during weekend daytimes.

  There may be up to 12 people in these groups and the ages are 8+. There are 5 levels that bring you up to the basic recreational standard. After the first session your instructor will give you an achievement card and discuss which level would be next for you.

Penquin Lessons (ages 4-7)

Every other Sunday we now have our Penguin lessons have a look online for the dates and to book

  Or you can Book a half hour slot with one of our coaches, extra children can be added to the session

Beginners Ski Course (Condensed)

 Ackers Adventure offers a ‘Learn to Ski in a Day’ Course for anybody wishing to learn how to ski quickly or without taking up too much of their time.

Courses run during the Winter season from 10:30am – 4:30pm.

These courses aim to take all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) within one day.

This includes 5 hours of tuition with a fully qualified, experienced instructor and all equipment.

1 hours worth of breaks will be given throughout the day. Please bring your own refreshments and lunch.

  Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. Please note that these are physically demanding days so we advise having a high level of fitness.

Improve Your Skiing

Recreational Skiing

If you are already of the basic recreational standard of being able to do linked turns, control your speed and direction and use our button lift then you can use our slope for recreational skiing!

please check our online portal to book a slot.

Recreational skiing is not currently available on Friday evenings. The ability to be a recreational user must be proven to the team before any activity.

Private lessons

Book one of our instructors for a one to one experience, the instructor will tailor the session to your needs.

Wednesday Morning Club

A 3 hour coaching session for skiers that can perform plough parallel turns with minimal plough. It aims to give knowledge, guidance and practical experience in moving towards a basic and then more refined parallel turn. There will be different exercises to work on and personal feedback so skiers can then continue to work to improve afterwards.

  At the start skiers will start with a few runs warming up and then work on some foundation exercises. There will be some tasks set before a quick drinks break. Afterwards the instructor will work on each skiers personal performance and give personal feedback.

Instructor Training

If you are aged over 16 and can do basic parallel turns, why not join the regular Instructor Training Sessions that run on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Ackers Adventure.

  These sessions will improve your own personal level of skiing and break it down into it’s basic form in order to be able to become an instructor. The coach will guide you through all the required stages to become a nationally recognised Snowsport England Instructor.

Exclusive Slope Hire 

Exclusive Slope Hire is a great way to bring a group of people together to do something active and have some fun!

You will have exclusive use of the slopes with the option of having skiing instructors available to teach beginner skiers or give advice to those with more experience.

We can also put on a BBQ or organise catering for you at an extra cost or alternatively you are welcome to bring your own food and drink.

Throughout the year we get various University Ski Teams hire out our slope for training practice! Make your enquiries now!


West Midlands special Olympics Ski Group 

was founded in 2001, with regular training sessions held at the Ackers Adventure in Birmingham.

The number of athletes have steadily increased and they now have over 40 skiers training regularly throughout the year. In addition to the training sessions, we host the Special Olympics Open Ski Championship, with competitors taking part from England, Scotland and Wales.

Three of their skiers were selected for the GB team that competed in the 2009 World Winter Games in Idaho – returning with two gold and three silver medals. WMSO were also asked to organise the Special Olympics Great Britain National Championships in January 2012.

Midlands Ski Club

Ackers Adventure is the home of The Midland Ski Club who offer regular coaching to a high level on 3 nights per week for both juniors and adults. The club enables members to improve on a continuous pathway to success linking in directly to the Snowsport England, development programme. They coach in racing and recreational skiing.

The Midland Ski Club is a multi award winning club with current national team representations in both Alpine and Nordic disciplines. The club has over 300 members and is Snowsport England affiliated, ClubMark and SnowMark accredited.

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