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Kilternan Ski Club

The Ski Club of Ireland, located near Sandyford in Kilternan, is the perfect place to spend a day on the slopes, whether you are going for a fun trip with friends or practising for an upcoming race. The Club is dedicated to the development of skiing and snowboarding and has training facilities for everyone, from complete beginners to experts. People from all over Ireland come to Kilternan to develop their skills and enjoy the Club’s activities throughout the year. The Beacon Hotel is one of the best hotels in Dublin to stay in if you are planning to hit the slopes during your visit to Ireland.

If you are a beginner looking to take a couple of skiing lessons, the instructors will help you build a solid foundation of skills to help you enjoy your first ski holiday. You can either purchase a 1-day ski course or a class pack for a few days where you will learn introduction to ski equipment, maneuverability, controlled descent and basic turning and stopping. For first time snowboarders, the beginner series covers the basics, such as starting from side slipping and falling leaf exercises through straight running and using the drag lift.

If you already have some experience in the snow but wish to improve your skills, there are improver classes and intermediate series available. These classes will have an emphasis on developing the posture and technique required to grow your confidence as a skier on steeper slopes. For skilled snowboarders, there are occasional classes that focus on producing good quality linked carve turns of both, long and short radius on any terrain.

For those who are at an advanced level and wish for a challenge, they can enjoy the blacks, the steeps, the bumps, the icy trails and variable terrains.

The Ski Club is closed during the summer months but reopens mid-September. The season will then last till the end of March.

The slopes are open for lessons and practice sessions:

  • Monday to Friday from 19.30 - 22.30.  Lessons are at 20.00.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 - 17.30.   Lessons are at 11.00 and 15.00.
  • Wednesday mornings 10.30 - 12.30 - members and season ticket holders.
  • Saturday Evening 19.30 to 21.30 for practice only - from October.
  • Sunday evenings from 18.00 - 20.30 for snowboarding only.
  • Bank Holidays - open 14.30 to 17.00 - members and season ticket holders.

Other Activities available at The Ski Club include snow tubing, a freestyle park for skiers and snowboarders, and advanced clinics for skiing. There are also races held for club members each month, with a club championship at the end of the season.

Pricing and booking vary depending on the lesson and session type. Prices also vary depending on whether your group is an adult group, school group, student group, or youth group, and whether the group is interested in tubing or skiing/snowboarding. There are family discounts and different types of season passes available for purchase.

Prices for lessions and sessions:


  • 1 Class: €50
  • 4 Classes: €150
  • Practice Sessions: €30
  • 1 Day Classes: €150



  • 1 Class: €35
  • 4 Classes: €100
  • Practice Sessions: €25
  • 1 Day Classes: €100



  • 1 Class: €35
  • 4 Classes: €100
  • Practice Sessions: €20
  • 1 Day Classes: €100



  • Adult Groups: €250 for a group of 8, €25 per additional person.
  • Student Groups: €20 p.p. for a single class with your Snowsport Society minimum group of 8 students.
  • Youth Groups: €20 p.p. for a single class; €60 for a set of 4 classes - weekdays only.
  • School Groups: €20 p.p. for a single class; €60 for a set of 4 classes.Tubing: €120 for a group of 8 and €12 per additional person.
  • Family Discount: 10% discount for a family of 3 (or more) taking a set of 4 classes each. 


Getting there:

If you are already planning a ski trip and looking for a hotel nearby The Ski Club, The Beacon will meet all your needs. For guests travelling by car, the ski club is just 15 minutes away. For further convenience, The Beacon offers complimentary secure underground parking facilities. Alternatively, the journey can be made by bus, which will take approximately 30 minutes. The Beacon Hotel has stylish rooms and an exquisite interior that is sure to make your break a hit.  Be sure to check out our special offers and book your stay today.