Higher level course

Our Graduate Programme is the second stage of our programme journey, taking place over 6 weekends throughout October, November and December.

Having experienced the thrill of snowsports for the first time on our First Tracks Programme, moving onto the Graduate Programme is the obvious next step for young people who are keen to continue with skiing or snowboarding. With 6 days on the snow, spread over a two month period, the Graduate Programme gives young people the opportunity to take their skiing and snowboarding to the next level. With a longer period of time on the slope, qualified instructors help young people progress week by week.

Group classroom sessions held before each slope lesson expose young people to the wider world of skiing and snowboarding, with talks each week from those involved across the ski industry from seasonaires, snowsports media, tour operators and athletes. Life-skills remain a significant part of the programme, as to complete the course young people require commitment, dedication and focus – this is all positively discussed during the sessions.

Young people receive an ASDAN Sports and Fitness certificate and by the end of the programme they will have progressed significantly towards becoming more able and aware skiers and snowboarders. Our young people also continue their progression through the Snowsport England or Snowsport Scotland Snow Life Award system started on the First Tracks Programme.

At this point young people have the opportunity to progress on to the Snow-Camp Excel Programme where they will train to become qualified instructors.

Programme dates and location

London – Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead

Scotland – Snow Factor in Glasgow

Midlands – SnowDome in Tamworth

North West – Chill Factore in Manchester

Please contact the relevant programme manager for dates.

Please note that young people can only attend this programme if they have taken part in our summer First Programme. Programme costs start at £255 per person but we do have funding available so please get in touch to discuss.