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If you snowboard, save £35 on a new snowboard, £50 on a week away, £20 on an avalanche transceiver and £5 per session at your local indoor slope...
It soon adds up!
The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead is the most recently opened indoor slope in the UK and a BASI recognised Centre of Excellence. It is the closest slope to London, situated just 5 minutes from Junction 8 of the M1 and 10 minutes from Junction 20 of the M25.
Tignes shares the huge and wonderful Espace Killy with Val D'Isere, but the underground funicular accessed Grand Motte glacier officially belongs to Tignes. The glacier no longer offers skiing 365 days a year (but is open in all four seasons and in total for nearly 10 months). For eight months a vertical drop of 1400 metres is maintained, with the aid of snow-making if neccessary.
Snozone Milton Keynes was only the second UK indoor slope to open its doors back in 2000 and was at the time the first to be part of a larger leisure complex which includes Indoor Skydiving, Cineworld, Bowlplex, Climbing Wall, Gym, Casino, 20 shops, 18 restaurants/cafes, 2 bars, a nightclub and a casino. It is situated about 10 minutes from junction 14 off the M1.
Snozone Castleford opened its doors back in 2003 and is part of the very large Xscape leisure complex. It is currently the most northerly indoor slope in England, situated 15 miles from Leeds immediately off the M62 at jct 32.
The main slope is 180m long by a whopping 40m wide which is services by drag lifts on either side. A completely separate learner slope of 40m faces the main slope.
World class resort with one of the largest ski areas, summer ski areas and maximum verical drops to be found anywhere. Add to this a huge range of apres-ski options and the now lift-linked descent to La Grave - a legend which attracts all advanced skiers, although a local guide is essential for these unmarked trails. It is easy to reach the main slopes from most points in the resort.
Val D'Isère ranks alongside St Moritz, Stowe and Cortina in the "famous names of skiing" category and is one of the very few in the world to stage World Cup, World Chamionship and Olympic competitions.. However it is also in the world top ten for 'ski area size' as well as name-fame, sharing the huge Espace Killy with neighbouring Tignes.
One of the world's major ski centres and a sizable, picturesque town with a good range of shops, restaurants and alternative sports options. A key resort in the huge Portes du Soleil lift-linked region.
Built on a sheer granite cliff and well placed on the Portes du Soleil circuit, arguably the world's largest lift-connected ski region. Avoriaz is famous for its wood clad buildings in award winning architectural style and indeed won an award for this.
One of Austria's top resorts and the third largest community in the Tyrol, but it has managed to retain the ambience and architectural integrity of a traditional Tyrolean village. The skiing takes place on two separate mountains, the larger of which is reached by the impressive Penken cable car.
La Plagne came top in a computer assessment of 3000 ski resorts world-wide. It has 10 different bases, six purpose - built, four traditional, offering the ubiquitous 'something for everyone'. The resort has pioneered the installation of high capacity chairs , especially 'six-pac' six seater high-speed detachable chairs (capacity 3000 skiers per hour each).
Snow Factor in Braehead, was the third and final indoor slope to be built by Xscape and was part of a £500m project to redevelop the 200 acre site near Glasgow. The complex has since been taken over and rebranded Soar at Braehead, and is situated just off the M8 at jct 26.
Chill Factore in Manchester was launched in 2007 and is still the country’s longest indoor real snow slope at 180m. It is conveniently located just off junction 10 on the M60, opposite the popular Trafford Centre and has free parking.
Arguably France's most exclusive resort, well located in the world's largest truly inter-connected ski area (Trois Vallées) and with some of Europe's best infrastructure, Courchevel would rate in the top 10 selection of resorts around the world for most dedicated skiers.
Scotland's best known ski area is ten miles East of the lively village of Aviemore. There have been dramatic improvements here in recent years and a vast array of non-ski activities are now available to counter the traditional problem - unpredictable weather.
Whilst many of the great European ski resorts tend to rest on their laurels, Whistler has shot up through the ranks to become one of the strongest contenders for the much disputed title of 'World's Greatest Ski Resort'.
An historic ski and climbing town on the picturesque side of Mont Blanc, by the entrance to the Mont Blanc tunnel. Chamonix offers the world's greatest lift-served vertical drop. Away from the slopes it is very lively all year round with numerous bars and restaurants.
Glenshee Ski Centre, Scotland's 'Three Valleys' flanks each side of Britain's highest road pass and offers more lifts and marked piste kilometres then any other British ski centre. The Centre is close to Braemar where the annual 'Gathering' is staged, and the Queen's summer residence of Balmoral.
A pleasant farming village which has grown into one of the world's top resorts without noticing. Close to Morzine on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, the first Ecole du Ski Français opened here in 1940.
Scotland's original ski centre began life as a weekend haunt for dedicated enthusiasts. Still regarded by many as the country's best ski centre, with a world-class vertical, it is located in an awesome location at the South end of a spectacular valley. The centre is now open 7 days with optional high-value packages including ski-hire and instruction (based on-slope) and lift pass.
One of the world's top resorts, Alpe d'Huez offers one of the greatest unbroken verticals in the world. Built above the original village of Huez, the resort has expanded in all directions over the past 20 years. There is a huge beginners area directly above the resort and those going on to the top of the lifts will be able to see a fifth of France, on a clear day, from the top station.
In 1938 a British Officer created a ski resort, Méribel, in an almost abandoned mountain valley. Today Méribel is one of the world's greatest ski resorts. It now has an apartment built off-shoot, Méribel Mottaret, at 1750m.
Located at the heart of the 1992 Savoie Olympic Region, and at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park. Skiing began above this group of three small resorts 20 years before its internationally better known neighbour, Les Arcs, was constructed.
Nevis Range, also known as Aonach Mor, is Scotland's newest and most modern ski area, located next to Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. It was opened for the 1989-90 season. Lifts include the UK's only quad chair and six-person gondola, the latter giving it that 'Continental feel', although spectacular views over the West Coast are very Scottish.
St Anton is unique amongst ski resorts in holding three legendary reputations simultaneously. First there is its world class skiing, second there is the resort's reputation for the most hedonistic nightlife in any ski resort in the world, and third there is St Anton's status as a key pioneering resort in Alpine skiing.
For scenic grandeur, imaginative terrain design, and sheer size, the Lake Louise Ski Area ranks with the finest ski resorts in the world. Encompassing eleven square miles, spread over four separate mountain faces interconnected by a lift and trail system that is comparable to the European ski circuit concept, this is the largest ski area in Canada.
In 1938 a British Officer created a ski resort, Méribel, in an almost abandoned mountain valley. Today Méribel is one of the world's greatest ski resorts. It now has an apartment built off-shoot, Méribel Mottaret, at 1700m.
10% applicable to 1hr, 1.5hr, 2hr, 3hr & 4hr Lift Passes. 1 day, 2 day and 3 week Ski & Snowboard Lesson courses on all levels (Beginner, Improver & Development). Snow Park Activities (Snow Park Pass when available, Tubing, The Luge, Sledging, Pick & Mix, Snowboard Fun Tasters, Ski Fun Tasters & Climbing Wall Tasters. Extreme Snow activities (Avalanche Snow Sphereing, Extreme Sledging, Airboarding & Snowscoot)
15% applicable to 1hr, 1.5hr, 2hr, 3hr & 4hr CORE Freestyle Lift Passes. Maverix Snowboard Academy. Freestyle Lessons (excluding private). All other Chill Factore products and events are excluded.
Members must show their membership card at the guest services desk when booking and / or collecting their tickets. Valid in conjunction with Chill Factore membership discount. Promo code available on all price variants excluding family of 4. Subject to availability. Chill Factore terms and conditions also apply.
Discounts are valid on the above products only until 31st December 2016 (after which it will be reviewed)
Young riders at the BRITS 2017 in Laax (www.the-brits.com) will be in with the chance of claiming a brand new prize, which has been launched by GB Park and Pipe’s Championship Ski and Snowboard (CSS) along with sponsor Delancey.
‘CSS at the BRITS’ sponsored by real estate investment company Delancey will award Young Guns (Under 18) who perform the best tricks in the Ski and Snowboard Big A
GB Park and Pipe’s #ProjectPY2018 Mission 40 catches up with the Performance Pathway Academy in Laax, Switzerland where they've been based this season, progressing fast and making use of the incredible park, pipe and off-snow facilities.
Zoe Sadowski Synnott (NZL) and Chris Corning (USA) have triumphed in the 2016-17 season's slopestyle World Cup finale which was staged at the Snowjam.cz in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic today.
In the women's final of the top-6, last to drop Sadowski Synnott scored a 87.35 in her final run – which actually was a victory lap - to edge off Spencer O'Brien (CAN; 81.22) and last year's winner Silv
2014 Olympic champions Eva Samkova (CZE) and Pierre Vaultier (FRA) have claimed the 2016-17 season's SBX World Cup title after holding their main rivals for the Crystal Globe at bay in the tour's ultimate race's finals which were staged in perfect conditions on the high speed course of Veysonnaz, Switzerland yesterday.
Samkova finished in second position behind of Charlotte Bankes (FRA) who ear
GB Park and Pipe snowboarder Jamie Nicholls has claimed a third place finish in the last Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup of the season in Spindleruv Mlyn (Czech Republic), meaning he secures second place in the overall World Cup Tour behind Redmond Gerard from the USA who won the Crystal Globe.
It's like a second Christmas y'all, as Surfdome throw their entire snow range into the end of season sale with up to 50% off many items. Not forgetting of course, that you can save AN EXTRA 10% if you become an Action Sports Club member - it's a no-brainer.
A new world record for speed on a bike has been set by 56 year old adventurer Eric Barone, nicknamed the “Baron Rouge” or Red Baron, 23 years after he first broke the record.
Racing on the Chabrières piste in Vars, France, Barone reached a speed of 227.720km/h (141mph) using an aerodynamic prototype bicycle, helmet and clothing.
It was the same slope where just under a year ago Italian Iva
Ski-Scotland’s annual Snow Fest will take place this Saturday, 25 March, with some festival activities guaranteed, whatever the snow conditions are.
The Snow Fest fun events include Zibob racing, igloo building and a snowman competition at Glencoe Mountain, a Burton Riglet taster session for the youngest snowboarders at CairnGorm mountain, who are also offering shop discounts on some ski ac