This week, on Saturday 24th September, the ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative kicks off, with slopes and facilities across England offering free or discounted taster or recreational ski & snowboard sessions. The activity will last for 30 days, wrapping up on Sunday 23rd October, and should see over 70 sessions take place at 19 facilities.
The 30 Days of Snowsport initiative, which is part of Snowsport England’s GO SKI GO BOARD campaign, aims to give people new to skiing and snowboarding a taste of what they are missing, and provides an opportunity for everyone to hit the slopes and get excited about the upcoming winter season.
30 Days of Snowsport will celebrate the start of the winter season with 25 dedicated events at 19 slopes and facilities, with at least 70 free or discounted taster and recreational sessions running throughout the campaign. During the campaign, free taster sessions are happening at Sunderland Sports Complex (25th September & 10th-‐16th October), Pendle Ski Club (4th October), Ski Kidsgrove (8th October) and also in the build up at Kendal Snowsports Club (18th September).
As well as taster sessions, the 25 dedicated events compromise of open days, races, competitions and freestyle events. The sessions and fun, family-‐friendly activities are open to all ages, with many of them suitable for beginners and those looking to take up a new sport. For people who already ski or
snowboard, there will be a chance to get the ski legs back or have a go a something different – whether that be freestyle, ski racing, rollerskiing or another discipline.
30 Days of Snowsport has become an important part of the UK slopes calendar, with the autumn being a key time to give people the chance to try skiing and snowboarding. Dean Randall, General Manager at Sunderland Snowsports Centre is a big supporter of the 30 Days of Snowsport Campaign: “This is a great way to help raise the profile of our facilities in Sunderland and get members of the community engaged in snowsport. It’s an exciting time for us with the refurbishment just round the corner so hopefully this will be a chance for people to see how great a facility we have and hopefully getting more people trying skiing and snowboarding.”
30 Day sof Snowsport include:
Ackers Adventure, Birmingham
Aldershot Ski Centre
Bracknell Ski and Snowboard Centre
Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre
Chill Factore (Cross Snowsports Club)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
Kendal Snowsports Club
London Region Nordic Ski Club
Mendip Snowsport Centre
Pendle Ski Club
Southampton Alpine Centre
Stoke Ski Centre
Sunderland Sports Complex
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
York Uni Cycle Track (Yorkshire Dales and ‘Go Rollerski’ clubs)
Wolverley School Slope
30 Days of Snowsport Free Taster Sessions:
Kendal Open Day, 18th September (Active Cumbria)
Pendle Ski Club Open Day, 4th October
Ski Kidsgrove Open Day, 8th October
Sunderland Launch Day, 25th September
Sunderland Taster Week (all activities from Mon 10th – Sun 16th)
For more details on all the events listed above, to find your nearest 30 Days of Snowsport event or to learn more about the campaign visit www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk