National School’s Snowsport Week 2017
Monday 24th – Sunday 30th April 2017 will see the second ever Snowsport Week in the UK, a program sponsored by Visit Andorra, designed to give students a taste of the slopes whether that be through skiing or snowboarding. Backed by winter sport Olympians Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Aimee Fuller, Graham Bell and Dave Ryding, the program offers huge discounts at 25 indoor skiing centres across the country (for as little as £1 in some places, or even for free) to give kids the chance to experience the slopes at a great low price.
The event in 2016 saw 21 slopes taking part across England, 149 schools and 1066 students from an array of abilities and ages. Whether the students are complete beginners, or confident sliding their way down steep mountain sides, the event has something for everyone, from learning how to don your skis for the very first time, to adrenaline fuelled races down the slopes. Feeling hungry already? There will also be BBQs off the slopes to help you replenish, along with music, competitions and prizes to be won.
There are no limits to the amount of students and teachers you can bring (assuming of course that they can all fit onto the slopes!), and the sessions run throughout the day at most centres so schools can go both during and after school time. All equipment hire including skis, boards, helmets, boots and poles is included at the sessions, all that’s needed is to wear your warmest jacket, put on your waterproof trousers and head off to the slopes!
At Ski Adaptable we are firm believers of ‘practise makes perfect’ which is why we think this event is a great way for students to get their first (or hundredth!) taste of winter sports, in a controlled environment, overseen by expert ski instructors, for a fraction of the price! So, if you’re counting down the days to your next school ski trip, or if you’re simply dreaming of snow-capped mountains, this event is a great way to get into snow sports.
For more information on the event, or to find a local centre near you, check out the National School’s Snowsport Week website here!
To discuss your next school ski trip with Ski Adaptable, take a look at our great selection of resorts today and contact our friendly ski team who are waiting to help.