The servicing offered by the Skiers Lounge // Ski & Snowboard Wax is of the highest quality helping us to previously win awards for the care, attention and knowledge we put into every service we undertake, and now you can take the first steps to become a competent ski and snowboard technician, following the very same training that anyone who has worked with us here or previously at Edge & Wax wintersports.
Our training courses have been running for almost 10 years, and we have helped private technicians understand their equipment better and how to service it, through to seasonnaires who have ended up scattered around the world – some as far away as New Zealand and North America, and indeed some have never returned to the UK!
You can book to take part in part or the full course depending in your needs. We also offer limited 1-to-1 courses for individuals who want to learn more about servicing their own kit at home.
Our Group Ski & Snowboard Technician Training Courses
Here are the 3 courses we offer which can be taken as 1 or 2 day courses. Those attending our 2 day courses will receive a certificate of attendance to add to your resume if you are seeking work in the industry at home or abroad.
Day 1 – Beginners (Ideal for DIY technicians and those looking to work in resort)
An introduction to the role of a ski and snowboard technician. We go through the construction of skis and snowboards, our goals at technicians, and the tools required to work safely and productively. We walk through the 3 stages of servicing – Bases, Edges, Waxing.
For day 1 the balance is more theory with a little practical. For more practical hands on experience it is worth attending day 2 of the course.
Day 2 – Advanced (Ideal for those looking to work in resort and more advanced DIY technicians)
A more advanced step this day of our course goes through more advanced repairs work such as patch repairs and deep base gouges and edge repair. We also cover advanced use of workshop machinery to base and stone grind, and how to tune a ski or board to racing level for maximum performance.
There will then be time to practice what you have learned, overseen by the course instructor to give real time feedback on your work and how to obtain perfect results.
Our Group Course Pricing
1 Day (Beginner Workshop Tech) – £220.00
2 Days (Advanced Workshop Tech) – £335.00
Prices included VAT. We will request payment 2 weeks prior to the start of your course.
We can also offer bespoke training courses for companies, please contact us for a bespoke quotation
Buying as a gift? We can produce a gift certificate and card for the purchased course to send to you to give to someone as a present.
Our Workshop Facilities
We have one of the most advanced workshops in the UK, and more importantly over 15 year’s experience in ski and snowboard tuning and boot fitting. Your course will be given by our lead technician and boot fitter Scott Hargrave, who has trained many people before at the Boot Camp training facilities at Edge & Wax and now here at The Skier Lounge.
Our workshop is located on the A24 south of Gatwick and Horsham in West Sussex. The nearest train station is a 12 minute taxi ride away – Horsham train station, and there is accommodation available locally in nearby Partridge Green (2 miles) or in Horsham (6.6 miles)
Lunch is not included and we suggest bringing your own as we are in a countryside location (There is a Co-Op and McDonalds 2 minute’s drive away but not on foot), but drinks will be on offer and a selection of snacks.
What do I get from the course
Along with years of experience on ski and snowboard technician work, ski boot fitting and custom insole moulding, you will receive the following:
- 15% Discount on the day on tools/waxes
- Follow up useful information PDFs by email
- Certificate of attendance (2 day courses)
- Drinks and snacks included
- Free parking
- Access to our equipment to service your own equipment (2+3 day courses)
Make a booking
You can make a booking online and check availability 24/7 below. Alternatively you can call us on 01403 915 655 Please note that courses must be paid in full to be confirmed, so we will contact you once you have made your booking. In the event you need to cancel your booking there is a non-refundable £50 deposit. Rescheduling your appointment is free subject to availability.
Once you have your booking confirmed we will send you an information pack with further details about your course, and what you need to bring with you along with useful contact information.