Rollerski 1-day courses, Castle Combe

UPDATE - We still have a couple of places left for beginners

See also 1-day rollerski courses at Dorney Lake, Windsor

Learn the basics of skating and classic rollerski technique at Castle Combe Racing Circuit, nr Chippenham, Wiltshire. Or join our Level 2 intermediate group to improve, or transfer advanced skills from snow to roller skis.

Castle Combe Racing Circuit is a 3km motor racing track, with smooth and gently undulating tarmac. For one day a year skiers replace motorists, with the gentle sound of tapping poles replacing the roar of car engines. As with all our instruction, the emphasis is on teaching with cross-country skiing in mind, so you can ski better on snow, and enjoy the thrills of cross-country skiing, ski touring and cross country ski racing all the more.

We run one course at Castle Combe each year, where we are guests of the Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club. They will also be running roller ski and biathlon races during the day, and the major cross-country ski shops will have stands there.

NEW - The Level 2 group will be led by former GB cross-country ski champion and founder of Totally Nordic, Alan Eason. This group is aimed at intermediate skiers, including racers. Beginner instructors are Dagmar Junghanns and Patrick Rodwell.


We meet in the main carpark, the entrance to the site is the 'Competitors' Entrance' which should be marked with the Wessex Biathlon sign.

Information -
Postcode - SN14 7EY, directions here
Parking - free
Toilets in toilet block in carpark
Snacks available at cafe on site

Nearest Train - Chippenham


1-day rollerski course: including equipment - £87
Shoe size (UK)

Excluding equipment - £72


Student / youth discount, see here.

'Team Dorney' training programme, see here.



The beginners' course takes you through the basics of both skating and classic rollerski technique. We help you to develop good balance on rollerskis, and for beginners we go through the basic 'gears' of classic and skating techniques.

The skating part of the day takes you through the essential elements of the three skating 'gears' - skate 1, skate 2 and skate 3 as well as stopping and turning. On classic you will go through the gears of diagonal stride, kick double pole and double poling. We work hard to develop good balance and body positions, with a number of drills and exercises. After the course, beginners can join the programme of the local Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club. or join our 'Team Dorney' group which meets at Dorney Lake (nr J7 of the M4).

Our Level 2 course focuses on refining technique, and we bring in a lot more exercises for developing technique, on skating and classic rollerskis. These courses are suitable for recreational and racing skiers interested in advancing technically. This group will be led by Alan Eason, and we would encourage you to take part in the Wessex Races on the day, if you are keen to race. There are different races for novices, juniors and seniors. You can find entry information here.

For beginners, we assume zero previous knowledge or ski experience, but you should have reasonable fitness and balance. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

The course is from 10.00-16.00 and you can start to get the equipment from 09.50. Food is not included, and we would encourage you to use the cafe which is on site. We meet in the main carpark by our 'rollerski van'. You can also sign up to just part of the day here.


Before you come -

Please bring gloves with you, and a filled in Safety Questionnaire (if you don't have a printer don't worry, we have spares).

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For any more information please email
Or call us on 020 8348 2540 or 07968 286129.





The Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club - our hosts - is the most prolific in South West England, and has a great programme of roller skiing and shooting.




Picture above: Frauenlauf, Engadin Skimarathon