30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORT
30th October 2016
Snowsport England’s initiative ’30 Days of Snowsport’ has come to a close after… you got it… 30 days of events at a number of ski centres across the UK.NEW
To give people the chance to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or those who already can to develop their skills.
Through the initiative 2,800 people got the chance to try out skiing and snowboarding.
There were 70 events hosted at British indoor and dry slopes.
GB Park and Pipe star James ‘Woodsy’ Woods toured the country during the events, and was joined along the way by international freeski stars.
Take a look at what was happening during the 30 Days of Snowsports with Woodsy on his tour of the events in Tamworth:
The Stoke Charity Jam in aid of Sportsaid was also a big success, as was the taster week in Sunderland, Skiâ€¨Kidsgrove.
Here’s a look at what went on at the Stoke Ski Centre.
Throughout September and October, 19 slopes in England joined in the initiative and offered free or discounted taster sessions and slope time, as well as fun events and competitions to promote snowsports in the UK.
And some different forms of skiing.
1,432 people took advantage of the ski or snowboard taster sessions.
And the recreational slope sessions saw 1,369 have a go.
The Mendip Snowsports Centre alone had 416 beginners taking taster sessions or lessons.
The Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre Winter Open Day had 349 participants, and 289 people took to the slope at Chatham’s Ski and Snowboard Centre.
All in all, 19 centres got involved –
Ackers Adventure, Birmingham, Aldershot Ski Centre, Bracknell Ski and Snowboard Centre, Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centreâ€¨, Chill Factore (Cross Snowsports Club)â€¨, Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, Kendal Snowsports Club, London Region Nordic Ski Club, Mendip Snowsport Centre, Pendle Ski Club, Snozone (Castleford & Milton Keynes), Ski Kidsgrove, Ski Rossendale, Southampton Alpine Centreâ€¨, Stoke Ski Centre, Sunderland Sports Complex, Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, York Uni Cycle Track (Yorkshire Dales and ‘Go Rollerski’ clubs) and Wolverley School Slope.
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports supported the 30 Days of Snowsport programme this year to help grow interest and young talent in the country.
For more on 30 Days of Snowsport visit its website.
Here at PlanetSKI we reported on the 30 days of action at its halfway point. Check it out here to see more of what was going on during the events.
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