All about ski & snowboard classes at SKI-INN

English Information

It’s not much fun being in Amsterdam if you love to ski or snowboard. After all, we are unlikely to ever get enough snow, let alone mountains. At SKI-INN, we offer ski and snowboard classes for all levels, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced skier. Our indoor facility ensures that you can enjoy skiing year-round, regardless of the weather outside. Here are some key points about our lessons:

  • Individual attention: you’ll always be paired with a maximum of two people on the slope simultaneously. This ensures optimal private guidance from our instructors. 
  • Maximize results: each lesson lasts one hour, with a maximum of four people per hour (alternating every 10 minutes). This setup allows for focused attention and maximum results.
  • No weather worries: since it’s an indoor facility, you won’t have to deal with bad weather conditions.
  • Continuous skiing/boarding: our moving slope operates like a conveyor belt, providing a seamless skiing experience.
 

Whether you’re preparing for your next ski trip or simply want to improve your skills, SKI-INN is the optimal way to learn and enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the heart of Amsterdam! ❄️

For more information, visit the Q&A below or explore our Dutch website

How do I purchase and book classes ?

All classes need to be paid in advance via our website. After your payment we can book your class(es). If you want to be sure that the time and/or date of your preference is available please call us prior to your purchase.

  • Age (children/adults), (indoor) experience and sports (ski/snowboard) are taken into account when we book your class(es).
  • All classes have a limited validity as mentioned on our website, so keep that in mind!
  • All classes are personal and not transferable to someone else.
  • Once paid class(es) cannot be refunded.

For bookings please call 020– 618 1234. If we cannot answer, leave a voice message!

What are the opening hours?

April 1st – September 1st – low season: Monday +Wednesday night, Wednesday + Sunday morning

September 1st – April 1st – peak season: 7 days a week 7 AM to 23 PM

All opening hours depend on the demand for classes

How long is a class at SKI-INN?

Each class is about 30 minutes long. You have 10 minutes and off.  Continuous skiing covers a distance of approx. 25,000 vertical feet. This is made possible by our revolving slopes, which is similar to how a treadmill works.

The revolving slopes are made with soft nylon fiber carpet, which may feel slightly different but will still require the same techniques, as if you are on the actual thing, nonetheless. There are mirrors in your front or at the base of the slope, which will provide you with immediate feedback about how you perform.

Can I change my class(ses)?

All classes are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy. You can you cancel your class(es) not less than 48-hours’ notice before the reserved date and time.

Please notify us via mail or phone (or cancel via our online system).

If you are calling off hours, leave a voice message. All voicemails are time stamped.

Can I take my kids?

Your children are welcome to take classes from age 6 and shoe size 30. Snowboard classes start from age 10 and shoe size 34.

Children to the age of 13 included cannot be booked alone, so you book two classes if you want one child to have a ski/snowboard class. We advise parents to join their kids’ classes. Friends and other family members are also welcome to join.

Are indoor ski / snowboard classes suitable for kids?

Yes. We welcome your kids as of the age of 6. No strugge in the cold and they get the confidence they need. From experience your kids will enjoy real snow better after classes at SKI-INN.

Do I need a helmet?

Children up to 16 years must wear a helmet. For 16 years and older a helmet is not compulsory, but it is highly recommended.

What clothing do I need?

We advise long sleeved shirts, long pants and socks. If you do not have ski socks: running, field hockey or soccer socks are fine. You do not need warm clothing as it is not cold at SKI-INN as there is no snow !

Do you provide equipment?

All equipment is provided, thus classes include the use of skis or snowboard, ski or snowboard boots, poles, helmets and a fully qualified instructor.

If you have your own shoes or boots and helmet, please use these.

The use of your own skis or snowboard is not possible as ours are specifically designed for the use on our indoor slopes.

How many classes do I need?

Never been with us before? Our advise: a minimum of 3 classes.

It’s hard to estimate how many classes you need as we don’t know your ability to learn techniques. And also, we don’t know the level of proficiency you want to achieve. But we do know that 10 classes are approx. one week of snow instruction.

  • First-time skiers will learn the basics of turning, slowing, and stopping
  • Experienced skiers can brush up on their skills
Can I purchase class(ses) as a gift?

Yes, if you want to give one or more classes as a gift you can handle this online. Please purchase in the name of the receiver whilst using your own contact details (telephone and email). This way we cannot contact the receiver before you have given the gift.

 

I have never skied or snowboard before - is this a good teaching aid?
Yes! You learn up to 8-10 times faster than on snowy mountains.This is because of our endless slope technology – no lift lines, stops, or interruptions provide a smooth surface for quick and easy learning.
Why do I have to take lessons on an indoor skislope?
You will learn quicker and/or improve your technique. It is the best technical and physical preparation for your holidays with instant feedback of the instructor. And ski or snowboard whatever the weather!
Can I take pics and make videos at SKI-INN?

You may take photos and videos of yourself, family, partner and so on. It is forbidden to share of photos and videos on social media of private individuals (instructors, clients, etceteras) without their permission.

How safe is this?

Skiing and snowboarding has risks. We will do everything we can to overcome injuries. You will always be under supervision an instructor. The instructor is in permanent control of stopping the slope by using a hand-held remote control. Classes are at own risk. SKI-INN accepts no liability towards the client for any damage whatsoever as mentioned in our ‘algemene voorwaarden’ (sales conditions).

Any COVID rules I should be aware of?

SKI-INN will imply with Government rules and regulations in regards to COVID. You will be notified and/or instructed accordingly.