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The Snowsport England initiative to get people skiing and snowboarding has seen 600 events take place this month and there's more to come.

We're less than half way through the 30 Days of Snowsport and 21 clubs and facilities have run free or heavily discounted sessions.

So far there have been taster sessions, open days and the biggest ever Futures Project at Kendal Snowsports Club.

The Futures Project is aimed developing the snowsports skills of 6 to 18-year-olds.

The Kendal event saw 30 young skiers and snowboarders trying freestyle, many for the first time.

Futures Project at KendalFutures Project at Kendal














At Snozone MK (Milton Keynes) and Castleford, 29 blind and visually impaired people tried skiing for the first time last weekend.

"We weren't sure how George would cope as he didn't really have a clue what skiing was," the mum of George, who has a visual impairment said of the session run by Outspan Rebels.

"However, his instructor was great and so patient. George smiled constantly for two hours.

He had an absolutely amazing time and has decided that skiing is going to be his new hobby."

Visually-impaired George trying skiing for first timeFirst-timer George











There are hundreds more opportunities for people to try the sport for the first time, give something new a go, or just get your ski legs back before the season begins.

There are two more weeks to go and sessions include:

  • Saturday 13th October - Taster day at North Staff Ski Club - FREE
  • Saturday 13th October - Taster and Open Session at Kendal Ski Club
  • Sunday 14th October - ‘Try Roller Skiing Day' at Dorney Lake, Eton
  • Saturday 20th October - Open Session at Manchester Cross Country Ski Club
  • Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October - Open Ski Sessions at Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre
  • Various dates in October - ‘Ski or Snowboard Taster Sessions' at Chill Factore, Manchester
  • Everyday of October - ‘Learn to Ski or Snowboard Sessions' at SnowDome, Tamworth

30 Days Of Snowsport runs until the 30th October with activities on offer throughout the month at indoor ski centres, dry slopes, snowsports clubs and roller ski venues.

See our earlier article with more detail of this year's event:

30 Days of Snowsport is part of a series of Snowsport England initiatives aimed at getting more people into skiing and snowboarding.

Next year, National Schools Snowsport Week will again get school children on the slopes and Go Ski Go Board is the hub of everything to do with getting into snowsports.

The website includes a guide to getting into skiing and snowboarding, a slope map, a club & activity finder and information on competitive snowsports.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

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