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Recreational Ski / Board

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    Slope pass for experienced skiers or snowboarders.

    Who are these activities for?

    This session is for anyone who is able to already ski or snowboard. You must be able to stop on demand, control your speed, steer and avoid other objects and slope users and use the button drag lift.

    How does it work?

    Simply choose whether you want to ski or snowboard, how many people, how long you want on the slopes and the date you want to visit. All equipment is included in the cost (ski's/snowboard, boots and helmet). All users will need to be wearing a pair of gloves, full length sleeves and full length trousers and a face mask. Masks must be worn whilst in the bootroom. If you have your own helmet, we would recommend bringing it with you as the sanitisation process means ours are sometimes still damp. Please note that we do not supply ski poles. If you are experienced in using poles, you are welcome to bring your own.

    How much is it?

    The price varies depending on how long your session is and the season. Use the calendar and person selector to see how much your chosen date and duration is.

    FAQ's

    No. We cannot allow teaching on our slope by anyone other than our qualified, employed and insured instructors. We will ask your whole party to leave the slope if seen to be teaching someone who cannot ski or snowboard.

    Not for lessons but if you are just using our slope for recreational skiing or snowboarding, you are welcome to bring your own kit. However, Mendip cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused by our slope. Equipment hire is always included in the cost so we would always recommend using our ski's and boards but you are welcome to bring your own boots, helmets and pads if you prefer. There is no discount available for bringing your equipment. 

    For skiers there are no age restrictions on slope passes, as long as everyone meets the requirements.

    For snowboarders, there are no age restrictions but you must be at least 1.2m tall and have at least an adult size 2 shoe, or bring your own kit.

    To use a Slope Pass you will have to sign to say you are able to stop on demand, control your speed, steer and avoid other objects and users and use a button drag lift. If it has been a while since you last skied or boarded, we recommend starting on our smaller lift and taking things steady until you get your legs back. If you are deemed to be unsafe to yourself, or other slope users, we may have to ask you to leave the slope.

    We have added recreational skiing and snowboarding to our online booking system so you can secure your slot before arriving. 


    You can book online here. 

    Unfortunately, we do not hire ski poles as part of our recreational ski pass and do not have poles available for hire.


    If you are experienced in using ski poles and can use them safely, you are welcome to bring your own or we do have them for sale in our reception. 

    Recreational slope pass vouchers are for those who can already competently ski or snowboard. This article will walk you through using the voucher to book a session!  


    You can view all the recreational-level session options for skiing by clicking here, or for snowboarding by clicking here.


    Your voucher will apply to one of the "2hr Morning/Lunchtime/Afternoon Recreational Ski" or "2hr Morning/Lunchtime/Afternoon Recreational Snowboard" sessions. This is what they will look like:



    These sessions will vary in price between peak and off-peak slots, but your voucher can be used for either type. 


    Scroll through the available sessions and find a time and date that suits you. Click on the session for a pop-up box showing session details and FAQ's. 


    Select the total number of adult and/or child participants (under 18's will count as "children") and click "Add" to put the slots into your basket. Please note that adult and child slots will need to be added to your basket separately, but will all be booked in as one group. 


    You can then click on your basket at the top right of the page - look for this icon: 



    Then proceed to checkout.


    If you already have an account with us you can sign in, or if not, create an account.


    Once you are signed in, you will be directed to the review page of your booking, where you can enter your voucher codes (as shown in the red box below).



    You'll need to enter the voucher code and security code into the boxes, and then click "Redeem". There will be a pop-up window confirming that the voucher has discounted the session amount. 


    Close the popup window. If you have more than one voucher and have added multiple slots to your basket, you can now repeat the process with the other codes. 



    Scroll down and continue to Checkout. You will be asked for some more information - complete the participant name and (if required) enter the age. 


    As you continue through the check out process, you will have a chance to read through our T&C's. 


    If you have additional items in your basket that are not covered by your vouchers, you will then be prompted for card details to pay for these. 


    If there is no value left to pay, your transaction will be complete! You'll receive a confirmation email from us which contains all the details of your booking. These often go into junk mail folders, so please check there if you can't find it. 


    You can also view your booking by logging into your account.

    General FAQ's

    This ranges depending on the activity...


    Tobogganing is available for ages 4+

    Skiing is available for ages 5+

    Snowboarding is for ages 8+ (but must also have at least a size 2 feet and be 1.2m tall)

    Frisbee Golf does not have an age restriction and under 6's play for free


    Our outdoor activity sessions can be run in two ways, with different minimum ages:


    If you are booking individual spaces on an activity session, the minimum age for most activities is 8. 


    You are also able to book a session privately just for your group. If you book the session exclusively we can relax the age restriction to include children aged 6 or 7. At least one adult must take part and be included in the group if there is anyone taking part under the age of 8.  

    As an outdoor activity centre we go ahead whatever the weather! The only exception to this rule is lightning directly over the centre, which we monitor very closely. Make sure you bring a change of clothes if it's raining, wrap up warm if it's windy, and drink plenty of fluids if it's hot. Make an adventure of it!!!

    All of our activity sites have plenty of parking onsite. Parking is free of charge.

    We are very fortunate to be situated in such a stunning location set in the Mendip hills. Unfortunately, this does come with its limitations. We have recently installed a lift in our main centre which allows disabled access to our cafe-bar. 


    The paths leading to our onsite activities can be fairly muddy and uneven. Pushchairs/wheelchairs/mobility scooters may struggle depending on what part of the site they are trying to access. 


    Please view our full accessibility statement here: www.mendip.co.uk/accessibility

    You will receive a confirmation email from us once your booking has been made. Sometimes this email can end up in your junk folder, so please check there first if you can't find it. 


    If you can't find a confirmation email, your online booking may not have been fully completed - please check whether the session you were trying to book is still available online. If it is, please try to make the booking again. If it's not, please contact us so that we can check what's happened.

    If you've searched through our list of FAQs to see and still can't find the answer, there are a few ways you can get in touch.


    Firstly you could either:

    Click here to "Create a new support ticket" or send an email to hello@mendip.me


    Finally, if you would rather speak with one of our friendly team, you can arrange a phone call by clicking here.

    The Alpine Lounge is open!


    Check out our website https://www.alpinelounge.co.uk/ for the current opening times and to view the menu.


    We do no accept bookings for the cafe, it is walk in only. 


    Mendip Activity Centre, Mendip Lodge and Mendip Basecamp are all cashless. 


    We accept all major credit and debit cards (excluding American express).

    Yes! We have a bunkhouse right on site that is available year round and, during the Summer months, we have 2 canvas villages onsite also. 


    For full information, pricing and options please see our Education webpage here - https://www.mendip.co.uk/education

    Yes! Whatever your size, scale or budget, we offer bespoke team away days. 

    Take a look here for more info -https://www.mendip.co.uk/corporate 

    Yes we do! To book a Birthday party click here - www.mendip.me/party/ 


    You are able to book any of our onsite activities as a Birthday Party package including use of our party room and food for all participants. 


    You are also able to book any of our activities as an exclusive session just for your group and use this as a birthday party if you are looking for just an activity with no catering option. 


    Our public opening times are kept up to date here: 

    https://www.mendip.co.uk/about-mendip


    If in doubt, all activities can be booked in advance at www.mendip.co.uk/familiesandindividuals 


    We are open to private education groups, corporate groups, youth groups outside of this time. 

    Education enquiries here: www.mendip.co.uk/education

    Corporate enquiries here: www.mendip.co.uk/corporate

    Youth group enquiries here: www.mendip.co.uk/youthgroups






    Tobogganing
    Christmas and Twilight tobogganing is sold out so we are unable to rearrange your session outside of your booked times.


    Frisbee golf or recreational snowsports

    We are likely to be able to change your start time at arrival as long as it is within our opening hours and on the same day.


    Private session
    We will start whenever you arrive but we are unlikely to be able to overrun.


    Individual spaces on a session

    We will do our best to fit you into the session at a point that does not disrupt it too much for other participants. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we're sorry but it is very unlikely we will be able to fit you into the session due to missing the safety and equipment briefing and kit up.


    Let us know you cannot make your session, or request an amendment: 

    Please email hello@mendip.me



    Our cancellation and amendment terms can be viewed here: https://www.mendip.co.uk/termsandconditions

    Yes, well behaved friendly dogs are welcome to visit the Alpine Lounge!