Snowsport England in 30-day push

21 Sep 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

Snowsport England has revealed plans for its biggest-ever “30 days of snowsport” – a nationwide grassroots campaign that takes place in October.

The initiative is designed to drive the growth of participation in snowsports, with the aim of giving people the opportunity to try new disciplines or rediscover their confidence on skis.

Activities will be offered for free or at discounted prices, with a range of venues throughout the UK set to take part.

They include ski centres, dry slopes, snowsports clubs and roller ski venues. 

In 2017, ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ saw more than 6,000 people take advantage of 98 free or discounted sessions at 20 different venues or clubs. 

This year marks the fifth edition of the event, with organisers promising a record-breaking programme of more than 300 sessions.

Activities on offer will range from beginner sessions at the Chill Factory in Manchester throughout October, "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 the 14th October.

In addition to the ‘taster’ classes, the month-long programme will include open days, races, competitions and freestyle events. 

In particular, the GB Park & Pipe team will participate in a Futures Project for aspiring stars of snowsports in Kendal on 6th October.

The campaign is part of broader efforts to drive snowsports’ grassroots growth, which will include the return of National Schools Snowsport Week in April.