Rookie Coaching

Aberdeen Snowsports Rookie Instructor Sessions

The Rookie Instructor sessions are offered to skiers and snowboarders who have an interest in becoming trained and qualified in snowsports instructing and coaching.

It is a foundation programme which offers initial training in preparation for instructor training and certification courses, such as the SSS Assistant Instructor, Instructor, BASI level 1 Instructor and, UKCP level 1 Coach.

We are proud to announce that Aberdeen Snowsports Centre is now a Snowsport Scotland Training Centre and as such we will be offering the opportunity to take part in a Snowsport Scotland qualifying courses in the year ahead.

The rookie course is open to all intermediates with a minimum age of 14 years; able to comfortably link smooth, flowing turns on the main slope at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre or equivalent.

The course content will focus on training to introduce you to the foundations of instructing, content and delivery of a session including your performance demonstrating introductory activities through snowplough turns or linked C turns in snowboarding.

You will also be assessed on your personal performance with basic parallel skiing or linked edged turns for snowboarding, so we recommend attendance at a coached session for additional work on your personal performance during the period of the course – please enquire about an appropriate coached session if you do not already attend one.   

Sessions will both classroom based and on the slope and reviews of each training day will be conducted towards the end of each topic.  Reading material will also be provided. 

To gain the most out of the course in addition to the training sessions you will have the opportunity to observe an experienced instructor over a period of 3 hours (usually 3 x 1 hour sessions) at some time over the 8 week training course period.  Details of these sessions will be provided during the course.

Course Dates and Cost

The rookie training sessions total 20 hours of training, spread over 8 consecutive weeks on Tuesdays 7-9.30 initially from 5th February – 26th March. It is recommended you should make yourself available for the whole course.

The course must be booked as a whole and can be covered by the payment packages as follows:

2 x Learn It package = £80/ £112* – Tuesday night session only

2 x Love It package = £120/£160*– Tuesday night & open sessions

2 x Live It package = £160/£200* – Tuesday night & 1 x coached session & open sessions.

*concession/adult prices, A2L discount available of 50%



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01224 810215

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7BA

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