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Half Price Beginner Lessons

The Snow Centre is offering half price lessons for beginners until Monday 29th September. The cost of 1.5-hour adult group lessons has been halved from £49 to £24.50pp at weekends and £45 to £22.50pp midweek.

Opening hours will also be extended for the winter season from September 29th and you can still make the most of 10% OFF adult and Junior Group Lessons, 6 Pack Lessons and Lift passes up until Sunday 30th November.

Ski & Snowboard Demo Day – Sat 20th September

The Snow Centre will play host to a Big Demo Day on Saturday 20th September to test next year's snow sports kit. This provides the perfect opportunity to exclusively test out skis & snowboards, which are not yet available to buy on the high street.

Headlining brands include: Salomon, Raven, Pathron, DOUK Snowboards, Smokin, Dupraz, Stepchild, Ride, Volkl, Endeavour, APO, Nordica, Blizzard, Atomic, Faction & Armada. The Big Demo Day will begin at 10am, rounding off at 6pm and there is no additional cost for testing equipment; it is all included within the cost of a Lift Pass, from just £20.80 if pre-booked online.

Free Snow Talks

First Aid Basics - Saturday 27th September
Alex Leaf, BASI TRAINER and ski teacher has been involved within the snowsports industry for the past 35 years. Teaching, Coaching and Training with World Class Skiing. The Safety Snow Talk take place on Saturday 27th September from 11.15am – 1.30pm and will include areas of: Basic CPR, Primary & Secondary Assessment, Recovery Position and more.]]>
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Team GB's Woodsy wins the NZ Freeski Open
After taking the top qualifying spot yesterday, Woodsy dominated the finals with a first run score of 93.3 and stayed on top for the remainder of the three runs, cementing the win with a huge score of 96.7 on his second run.

The North Face Freeski Open in New Zealand kicked off on Thursday 28th August with the Slopestyle competitions and will be followed by the Halfpipe events on Saturday 30th August. The park and pipe events have been held at Cardrona Alpine Resort, the official resort partner of the NZ Park & Pipe Team.

Woodsy said of the win: "My first run was good, but I knew I had more to give. When the level of competition is so high you can't play around. My goal is always to ski the best I can so I wanted to improve. I'm really proud of the rail section and the kickers were smooth. I went big and that felt good."

Here is what happened in the qualifiers - check out Woodsy's epic run at 1:20!

Team GB Update: What have the athletes been up to over the summer

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99 Days till Ski Season 2014/15 Winter is getting closer and it’s only 99 days until some of our first customers depart on their mountain adventures. Here’s a quick summary of some of the first resorts to open this winter.

Val Thorens, France
First departure: 6th December 2014

• Val Thorens is a glacier resort located at an altitude of 2230m, making it Europe’s highest village.
• The resort boasts 600km of piste and 5 freestyle parks.
• Expect to experience great après ski, a huge choice of accommodation and plenty of runs to suit all abilities.

Obergurgl, Austria
First departure: 6th December 2014

• Obergurgl is Austria’s highest parish and is located at 1930m, making for reliable snow conditions throughout the season.
• The resort is ideal for beginner and intermediate level skiers and snowboarders, offering 110km of piste.
• Obergurgl caters to all ages, and in addition to skiing and boarding the resort offers cross country skiing, tobogganing, delicious food and lively après ski.

Zermatt, Switzerland
First departure: 6th December 2014

• Zermatt is famous for its stunning scenery, offering guests a traditional ski experience, complete with a car-free village, horse-drawn sleighs, delicious cuisine and a lively nightlife.
• The resort is located at an altitude of 1620m and offers 313km of piste, with a number of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs.
• Many visitors to Zermatt spend some time exploring the Italian resort of Cervinia, which is only a stone’s throw away.

View Ski Holidays in December

Until then, enjoy this snowy webcam shot of Hintertux, Austria (yes, there really is that much snow in August!)

Hintertux summer 2014 
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Chill Factore to host FIS European Indoor Moguls Championships
The competition will feature top British and International moguls skiers and will consist of four competitions featuring single and dual moguls using the Olympic format.

It is expected that the FIS event will also attract good crowds to the indoor snow centre and will hopefully encourage the next generation of athletes from within non-alpine nations, like the UK.

Morwenna Angove, CEO at Chill Factore said of the world first: “We are absolutely delighted to host the European Indoor Moguls Championships. It’s fabulous to be the first to hold such a prestigious event and shows the quality of the snow and facilities here. This follows the success of many of our athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics when the indoor snow domes in this country were heralded a successful breeding ground for nurturing and training our young talent, the Fridge Kids.”

The FIS event will also mark the introduction of Snowsport England’s "30 Days of Snowsport" campaign, which will be a calendar of 30 days involving participation events at slopes and clubs with GO SKI GO BOARD taster sessions, online competitions and promotions. All the activity is aimed at getting new people into snowsports and existing skiers and snowboarders excited about snowsports following the success of British skiers and snowboarders at Sochi 2014.

Read about last year’s launch of Go Ski Go Board

Read about on of last year’s Go Ski Go Board events in Covent Garden

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Ski, Board & Snow Fun FREE at The Snow Centre on August Bank Holiday Monday event it held in May to coincide with its 5th Birthday.

Lift passes on Monday will be just £10 an hour and then there are Free Beginner Ski and Snowboard Taster sessions.

There will be something for all ages:

Age Three +
This Bank Holiday August Weekend the ‘Super Slide’ will be in the car park of The Snow Centre FREE for all the children who want to have a go.

Age Four +
No previous experience required to Sledge. Whizz, spin and slide down the slope on a Rubber Ringo or Sledge.

Age Three to Six
3 – 6 year olds can try snowboarding or skiing for FREE on Bank Holiday Monday. The Burton Riglets will be set up for the mini riders and the Mini Ski Park for the super sliders. All equipment is provided however it’s suggested you take a waterproof suit and a pair of gloves as they are on real snow, outside.

Age Four to Adults
The chance to try skiing or boarding if you've never done it before for FREE.

Fifteen minute taster sessions are available between 10am – 4pm, and are available for both Adults (age17+) & Juniors (age 4 -16) – places are limited so it’s recommended to book your space.

After all that exercise and excitement treat yourself to a bite to eat from the fabulous Snow Centre’s Bavarian BBQ and marvel at the Piste Basher Demonstration

By Krystelle  
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