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30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS BACK FOR 6TH YEAR
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The Snowsport England initiative to get people to try skiing or snowboarding is back. It's underway this month.




Thousands of people are expected to take part in ski and snowboard sessions at indoor snow centres and dry slopes as well as trying out roller skiing.

30 Days of Snowsport got under way on Tuesday 1st October and it runs to Wednesday 30th.

In 2018 almost 8,500 people got involved, many of them complete beginners trying the sport for the first time.

This year many slopes will be offering free or discounted sessions to encourage as many people as possible to give snowsports a go and break down barriers to the sport.

For complete beginners there are ski and snowboard taster sessions throughout October at the Chill Factore in Manchester, SnowDome in Tamworth and at Norfolk Snowsports Club.

The RT Ski Club at Silksworth Ski & Snowboard Centre will be offering free taster sessions to young people every Thursday throughout October.

On the 5th October the North Staffordshire Ski Club will be running a Taster Day where people can try skiing or snowboarding for free all day.

Similarly the two Open Days at Plymouth Snowsport Centre on the 5th and 6th October and on 6th October at Pendle Ski Club, where GB's top alpine racer Dave Ryding learnt to ski, are both completely free to all.

There are also several opportunities to try rollerskiing including 1-day learn to rollerski courses at Dorney Lake near Windsor and Redbridge Cycle Circuit in Essex.

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A full listing of all sessions and activities can be found here.

"We are delighted that our 30 Days of Snowsport campaign continues to go from strength to strength, bringing new people into snowsports for the last five years," said Tim Fawke, Chief Executive of Snowsport England.

"This year we are working with our slopes and clubs to offer even more sessions so everyone can get excited for the upcoming winter season.

"30 Days of Snowsport is for everyone. It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or whether you've been skiing before there will be a session available for you.

"Whether you're young or old, male or female; our clubs and facilities will aim to cater for everyone."

Snowboarding lessonSnowboarding during 30 Days of Snowsport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as taster sessions and open days, 30 Days of Snowsport events include races and freestyle events.

This includes the National Schools Open Dry Slope Championships on the 13th and 14th of October hosted by the National Schools Snowsport Association.

The 30 Days of Snowsport initiative is part of a series of Snowsport England initiatives aimed at getting more people into skiing and snowboarding. 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 and snowboarding, a slope map, a club & activity finder and information on getting into competitive snowsports.

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