Snowsport England’s season-starting participation initiative, 30 Days of Snowsport, begins in less than two weeks time, giving people the opportunity for try snowsports or get their ski legs back for free or at discounted prices at venues across the UK.
Returning for its fifth year, 30 Days of Snowsport begins on 1st October until the 30th October with activities on offer throughout the month at indoor ski centres, dry slopes, snowsports clubs and roller ski venues. With more sessions likely to be added, there are already 300 sessions on offer up and down the country.
In 2017, 30 Days of Snowsport saw over 6000 people take advantage of 98 free or discounted sessions at 20 different venues or clubs. It is hoped even more people will get involved in 2018, with the campaign growing in numbers year on year since it started in 2014.
For complete beginners there are ski and snowboard beginner and taster sessions throughout October at the Chill Factore in Manchester, ‘Learn to Ski & Snowboard’ sessions at SnowDome in Tamworth every day of the month, a free taster day at the North Staffordshire Ski Club on 13th October and ‘Try Roller Skiing’ days at Dorney Lake in Eton on 14th October.
There is also an open session at the Manchester Cross Country Ski Club on 20th October and roller skiing sessions in West Yorkshire throughout October. There are open ski sessions at Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre on 20th and 21st October and taster and open sessions at Kendal Ski Club throughout October.
As well as taster sessions, 30 Days of Snowsport events include open days, races, competitions and freestyle events. On 6th October, there is the Futures Project at Kendal Ski Club, a day run by the GP Park and Pipe team aimed at aspiring freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
The initiative is part of a series of Snowsport England initiatives aimed at getting more people into skiing and snowboarding. Next April, National Schools Snowsport Week will again get school children on the slopes and GO SKI GO BOARD continues to be the hub of everything to do with getting into snowsports. The website includes a guide on getting into skiing e and snowboarding, a slope map, a club & activity finder and information on getting into competitive snowsports.