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The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead News
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If you're not jetting off to the mountains this Easter join us on the slopes at The Snow Centre with an Easter Holiday Pass!
With just one pass you can enjoy time on the slope for 16 days, Saturday 5th April - Monday 21st April 2014 from 8am - 10pm.
The only day this pass excludes is Good Friday as there is an All Day Freestyle Event - more details coming soon! Passes can be used over the rest of the Easter Weekend, perfect if you have a few days off!
With your pass you can pre book a maximum of 2 hours per day, and when you're here you can add more slope time subject to slope availability.
Passes are limited, call 0844 770 7227 to book your pass now
Jamie Nicholls dropped in to The Snow Centre a few weeks ago to sign anything thrust under his nose, thank people for all the support TeamGB received during the Olympics and of course, to go for a shred.
Freestyle Friday makes its triumphant return this week at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead after a two month peak season break. Here are the park plans for Thursday and Friday.
From 7th March on Friday evenings our Main and Trainer Slope will be home to our freestyle parks. From kickers to rails, beginner to advanced features, Freestyle Friday is back! A minimum ski or snowboard standard is required to ride all freestyle features.
Alongside the return of full Friday parks from 6.30pm – 10.30pm, we’ve thrown in a 20% pre-booking discount and a brand new Friday Freestyle Meal Deal!
Choose from our Friday 2 Hour or 4 Hour Freestyle Passes and receive 20% OFF the prices listed below when you pre-book…
£45 Adult 4 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
£31.50 Adult Member 4 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
£35 Junior 4 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
£24.50 Junior Member 4 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
£35 Adult 2 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 8.30pm or 8.30pm – 10.30pm
£24.50 Adult Member 2 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 8.30pm or 8.30pm – 10.30pm
£25 Junior 2 Hour Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 8.30pm & 8.30pm – 10.30pm
£17.50 Junior 2 Hour Member Freestyle Pass, 6.30pm – 8.30pm & 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Friday Freestyle Meal Deal
For £6.50 enjoy our buffet plus your pick of Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade, an energy drink, Carling or Coors or book your meal when your pre-book your Freestyle Pass and get 20% OFF your meal and slope time! And now you can enjoy your Meal after your Freestyle Session, with food served in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen until 11pm and drinks available until midnight.
SCUK Members 10% discount
You're still entitled to your extra 10% discount at Hemel even when you pre-book. Just phone them on 0844 770 7227, rather than book online and let them know you're a SCUK Member. You will still have to show your SCUK Membership card on arrival and on entry to the slope.
Here are the Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre park plans for this Thursday and Friday. If you want to shred, may be best to book as last week was completely full on both Thursday and Friday. We blame the Olympics. On that subject, we hear that Jamie Nicholls may be back on Thursday for the second week in a row.
More importantly, this is the last Friday of January/February, so we fully expect the full Friday session to be back on March 7th. Apparently more information is on its way, so watch this space.
Here are the freestyle park plans for The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead this Thursday and Friday.
The Snow Centre have kindly let us know the following...
Due to technical issues, today’s slope terrain is variable! Both slopes are open for Lift Passes and Lessons, however there will be no Freestyle Park on the Main Slope tonight. Freestyle Snowboard Coaching and Fundamental Clinics will take place on the Trainer Slope as normal.
If you have pre-booked a Lift Pass for this evening we look forward to seeing you tonight and we will also give you your next session FREE. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday’s Freestyle Park will go ahead as planned tomorrow.
Thank you for your patience.
Here are the park plans for this Thursday and Friday at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead.
2014’s Winter Season has already offered some exciting Snowsports entertainment and many of us have watched and supported our athletes as they create ski and snowboard history. But now it’s time to live the legacy and follow in their tracks!
Find the winter sportsman (or woman) in you and learn to ski or snowboard on The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead’s real snow slopes! With the largest Lesson Slope in the UK and a 160m Main Slope, the centre’s brand new 4 Week Adult Beginner Ski or Snowboard Courses will take you from 0 to hero in no time.
Running at the same time every week from Thursday 6th March at 7.30pm or Sunday 9th March 8pm, these 4 weeks courses comprise of 1 and a Half Hour sessions providing 6 hours tuition with the centre’s friendly Instructors and include equipment and a complimentary drink after every session for just £139.
Or if you need a tad more flexibility you can get a 6 pack of Adult 2 Hour Ski or Snowboard Apres Social Lessons for £199 and chose the dates and levels that suit you. Alternatively if you just can’t wait to get your ski legs on, their Adult Beginner Ski or Snowboard Day Courses will guide you through 5 hours of instruction with lunch and drinks thrown in from £169.
Pick your package and start your Snowsports journey now!
Do it like a pro with The Snow Centre Challenge!
If you’re are already a budding pro on your skis or snowboard or are you simply inspired by the idea of a new Snowsports discipline? If so The Snow Centre, North London has created an opportunity for you!
If Slalom, Moguls, Freestyle & Slopestyle or Ski & Board Cross caught your eye this winter, then why not try it yourself this March. From just £35 for Adults and £29 for Juniors, you can hit The Snow Centre’s slopes with a Lift Pass on 1st & 2nd March and give Slalom a go, work on your tricks with Freestyle on the 8th & 9th, get those legs moving with Moguls on the 15th & 16th and race down a ski and board cross on the 22nd & 23rd. That’s 4 Snowsports disciplines over 4 weekends and 4 chances to do it like the pros!
Plus The Snow Centre offer 10% OFF when you pre-book Lift Passes online so you can’t go wrong with living your own Snowsports legacy!
Contact 0844 770 7227or visit www.thesnowcentre.com
North London's real snow indoor Snowsports destination has quickly become the UK base of winter sports for many UK skiers and snowboarders. It has also been an outlet for much of the UK's rising talent. It's 160m Main Slope and the Largest Lesson Slope in the UK provides a place to train at home for many professional winter Olympians and now it's where numerous more will begin their snowy adventure.
Jamie Nicholls © Nick Atkins
Together with 20 year old, Professional Snowboarder, Jamie Nicholls, The Snow Centre are developing the next generation of snowboard talent in their Ignite Junior Snowboard Academy. Ignite Junior Snowboard Academy offers young snowboarders, ages 7 -16 a coaching style club where they are given the chance to progress from Level 6 Snowboarding to advanced freeride and freestyle. Many youngsters will develop their passion for Snowsports and have the rare opportunity to prepare for competitions during these 2 hour sessions on Saturday mornings.
With guidance from Jamie Nicholls who started snowboarding when he was just seven years old and by the age of nine could already complete front flips and backside 900s, The Snow Centre hope to inspire the next generation of UK talent to follow in his tracks.
Following his selection to represent Team GB in Sochi, Winter Olympics, Jamie reflected "I am delighted to be an ambassador for The Snow Centre and really look forward to helping out where I can. I want to push the Ignite Junior Snowboard Club as I think this is key to bringing up new talent and hopefully one day seeing some of them represent our county in the Olympics too. I'm so looking forward to trying out new freestyle parks at the centre this summer and making it the best park to ride in the UK. "
For more information on how to get your youngsters into snowboarding please visit www.thesnowcentre.com or call 0844 770 7227.
Visit www.jamienichollsuk.com for more information on Jamie Nicholls and his journey to Sochi.
Here's this week's park plans for The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead.
Come down on Thursday or Friday night to get your freestyle fix. January and February are great months to get into freestyle. We've got plenty of features suitable for beginners on both nights and coaching from qualified freestyle coaches in one of our Freestyle Fundamentals sessions.
Here's the park for The Snow Centre Hemel Hemsptead tonight.
Get a 6 pack at Hemel for 2014
The Winter season is here and there has never been a better time to take to the slopes at The Snow Centre.
If you’re jetting off to the mountains make sure you Snow Before You Go, and you can now save up to £100 when you buy a 6-Pack of Adult Ski or Snowboard Lessons for £199.
Enjoy 12 hours of tuition by joining 6 of our 2 Hour Ski or Snowboard Après Social Lessons at the level of your choice. With lessons available midweek and weekends, daytime or evening, you can choose a time to suit you.
This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends and family to Snowsports or learn something new yourself; if you can ski why not try snowboarding instead or vice versa.
Save £100 on your Group Booking...
Extend your weekend throughout January and February as we have added more Group Lessons and Lift Passes on Friday Evenings.
2 Hour Adult Après Social Lessons are available from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for £49 or if you’re Main Slope Ready why not try one of our great value 4 hour Evening Passes just £39 for adults. Don't forget you can also save 10% if you pre book online.
Bring a Group to save £100!
If you're going away as a group this year why not visit us together and get £10 OFF each on your Skiing or Snowboarding Lessons & Lift Passes! Book a session for yourself and 9 friends on a Friday evening and you will save £100 on your group booking.
Whether your group are beginners or experienced, need a Lift Pass or a Lesson or a complete mix, our team will be able to match everyone to the correct group for them.
Call 0844 770 7227 to book your group!
The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, north of London has launched a new Friday Evening Adult four hour lift pass, available from 6pm -10pm for £39 or for two hours for £29. That’s weekend fun at midweek prices!
“Now the weekend can start early with fun Fridays for all!” said a statement from the Centre.
The centre also offers Friday evening Adult Apres Social Ski or Snowboard Lessons from 8pm -10pm at £49 per person include a complimentary drink in The Lodge Bar and Kitchen.
There’s also 10% off these prices when visitors pre-book lift passes online at thesnowcentre.com
SCUK members can save over £60 on their Snow Centre Membership!
Jay Streater was recently appointed the new Freestyle Manager at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead. He's now seeking your input to make improvements to Hemel's freestyle:
We have a great opportunity to make some substantial positive changes to the way freestyle is managed and developed at the Snow Centre with my new appointment to the team. Although freestyle has to balance the needs of the snow management team and the core business goals of the centre, there are still a number of avenues that we can go down to improve riders overall experience.
Have your say here.
The Snow Centre are pleased to announce that, due to their strategy to grow and advance their freestyle offerings they have appointed Jay Streater as their new Freestyle Manager.
Jay will be in charge of the freestyle for the centre, developing all aspects but with a particular focus on lessons and coaching, park design and build, sponsorship and events.
He brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked with Burton Snowboards in the US before settling in the UK and Europe developing products and services running his own successful business for over 5 years.
Ian Brown, Managing Director at The Snow Centre said “ I am delighted to be able to recruit Jay as he shares our vision and commitment to progressing our freestyle offerings here along with some fresh perspectives. On the back of a very successful year we continue to review and develop our business and Jay will be contributing to this”
Jay said “It’s a great feeling to be so closely involved with a slope that has played such an important role in generating my interest in both snowboarding and freestyle. Being a dedicated Freestyle Manager will give me the time and resources to draw the best out of the slope and the team to deliver the most progressive snow parks and leading coaching products available in the UK. It’s going to be a great 2014.
Jay ticks all the boxes for Hemel
Here's the final freestyle parks for the year at The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead. It's the last Freestyle of the year so make sure you get your fix. There's an extra ½ hour for free on Friday as they are taking out the groom break, plus there will be free mince pies, hot chocolate and Monster available on the slope so you can make the most of the park.
Remember, Hemel's Friday session will offer a reduced park for the first couple of months of 2014.
Here are this week's park plans for The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead. Don't forget if you've never tried freestyle before just book a Freestyle Fundamentals session. This will give you all you need to get started.
Here's this week's plans for The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead. Friday's setup includes The Shred Collective DFD - 11m of kinked jibbing gnarliness. Time to step up with this set up.
Here's this week's park plans for The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.
It's a busy week with some special guests and a new feature on Thursday's Progression Session and then the Spy Guerrilla Tour on Friday. The nice chaps from Spy have assured us that their bags of swag are positively bulging and it's all for you, the Friday night shredders.
Here are the Snow Centre park plans for this week. A big thanks to Maverix for providing two new rails for your enjoyment. We hope you had fun on these at the Maverix/SCUK Happy Slamming event last Friday and they'll be out again on Friday.
Winter is here, dust off your equipment and get back onto the slopes soon! Plus with our new Lift Pass Offers and fresh snow on the slopes there has never been a better time to come.
Whether you prefer to come midweek, weekend or both we have an Exclusive Lift Pass offer just for you.
All Day Lift Passes Monday – Friday are now just £25 for adults and £20 for juniors. Simply use promotional code ADULTMAD25 or JUNIORMAD20.
Don’t forget to visit the Schuss bar on the slope too for complimentary tea & coffee during your session!
On Saturday & Sunday our great value Weekend Evening Passes are now even better value; enjoy 4 hours skiing or snowboarding 6pm – 10pm for just £25 for adults and £20 for juniors. Use promotional code ADULTWEMAD25 or JUNIORWEMAD20.
In response to an open letter on Facebook, The Snow Centre management issued this response tonight.
Dear ‘Keep Hemel Jibbing’ Community
Lon Canu takes on the SCUK Box combo during the recent Morrow Jam
I refer to your comments about inconsistent snow quality. The irony is that the bigger parks and more features we provide, the more we damage our snow! The constant moving of large amounts of snow and in particular the heavy use of water for shaping and setting, damages our snow and this remains one of our challenges. We have always kept our air temperature at -2 degrees and this is dropped to -6 overnight when we make our fresh snow, normally 4 – 5 nights a week. The snow itself is -10 degrees and a number of European domes need to keep their air temperature much lower as they do not have the under floor cooling that we have. A number of guests who visit, not only freestylers, have asked why we do not groom our slopes during the day. Moving the snow around damages it and in reality it needs up to 5 hours to reset properly. So while it may seem like a benefit to groom during the day, it is detrimental to maintaining quality. Please be assured however we do groom the snow EVERY night. It isn’t just freestyle that changes during the busy months, other products that impact on our snow are affected too. Plus we are aware we are the busiest centre in the UK, so all year around it is a challenge to accommodate all requirements, however it is a nice challenge to have! You mention in your letter that we still have the best snow and of course we will continue to look after it.
I know SCUK have been talking to Hemel about this, but two people need to be singled out as they took the time to actually take up Hemel's offer of a discussion on the matter and have been instrumental in Hemel's revised solution to the issues they were facing. Thank you Jim Rose and Joe Kay. If you see them at Hemel on a Friday in January or February, you probably owe them a beer!
Here's the park plan for Friday's Maverix/SCUK Happy Slamming; the second in a series of three events.
This event will be your last chance to secure the final pair of tickets for the O'Neill Shoreditch Showdown the following Thursday in London. Judging by the amount of begging emails both Stu and myself have received, this is a bigger prize than the £50 notes we'll be dishing out to Best Male, Best Female and Happy Slammer on the night. There's also other spot prizes on the night from our sponsors.
Come along. It's just for fun.
Facebook event page.
Here's the Thursday night park.
The final event is at Chill Factore on Saturday 23rd November.
Due to high demand for ski & snowboard Lessons & Lift Passes during the peak holiday season (January and February – 8 weeks) we will be extending our weekend Lift Passes and Lessons to a Friday. Consequently, throughout this period we will be able to accommodate many more guests on both our Lesson and Main Slope.
We remain committed to the long term growth of our freestyle business and with this in mind, we are looking to recruit a new dedicated Freestyle Manager to join our senior team here at the centre. We have already received interest from a number of high profile, experienced professionals from the UK freestyle scene and hope to make an appointment in the next few weeks. We will continue to encourage our guests to be involved, invite new guests to try freestyle and remain committed to working with and supporting our various freestyle partners and sponsors. Coming out of our peak season we will increase the number of sessions and freestyle events including some parks at weekends. We will keep you regularly updated on these. Please let us know if you would like to be involved with organising and supporting some of these activities.
We recognise we have a number of regulars who are passionate about freestyle, who support us here at our centre, and are disappointed by this. For this reason during the peak season we have made further adjustments to our weekday and Thursday Freestyle agenda.
From Thursday 2nd January Thursday Freestyle sessions will finish at the later time of 11pm and Freestyle Fundamental and Coaching Clinics will run as normal. Throughout the winter season we will have a feature on the Main Slope every day Monday to Friday and 2 boxes or rails open on a Wednesday evening.
Ian Brown, The Snow Centre Managing Director
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