If you’re a regular skier, it pays to remind your body how it feels and which muscles will be called into action. A couple of hours of practice on an indoor slope will allow you to skip the nursery slope warm-up when you get on the mountain. If you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding before, you should book yourself in for some lessons before you go. Not only will you learn some basic techniques but it will also immeasurably increase your confidence on the snow.
Boasting “the best real snow this side of the Alps”, The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead offers lessons to suit all experience levels. From introductory lessons for absolute beginners to private tuition for perfecting your parallel turns, the 160m recreational slope is the perfect place to get yourself snow-ready.
If you’ve not got any plans for a ski break, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the snow too and there’s a number of ways you can get involved.
Offering a range of Easter courses catering for all ages, each programme is designed to improve technique with extended one or two hour sessions over four days. They even offer lessons in freestyle, allowing kids to learn tricks and have some fun hitting rails and kickers.
With courses available for 4-6 year-olds, 7-10s and 11-16s, there are opportunities for all types of kids to get involved. All instructors are BASI qualified and lessons are taught in small groups in order to provide an ideal environment for learning, progression and inspiration for future pursuit of a snow sport.
Ideally situated just off the M25 and easily accessible by public transport the Snow Centre offers an impressive full groomed main slope combined with the UK’s largest indoor lesson slope. Mums and Dads can relax in the warmth of The Edge café overlooking the slopes while their children enjoy the snow.
Easter courses begin at £40 and Snow Centre members are eligible for discounts. For more info visit http://www.thesnowcentre.com or call 0845 258 9000.