Thousands of people to try skiing or snowboarding this October

Group of friends skiing
Fun with friends on a group skiing holiday

30 Days of Snowsport initiative returns to England for its sixth year

Ever wanted to have a go at skiing or snowboarding but only wanted to pay an affordable amount for a taster?  Well now you can.

 Snowsport England’s early season participation initiative, 30 Days of Snowsport returns for its sixth year as it again aims to get thousands of people trying snowsports across the country.

In 2018 almost 8500 people engaged in snowsports during 30 Days of Snowsport, many of them complete beginners trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time. For 2019, the initiative returns to indoor and dry slopes up and down the country, running from Tuesday 1st October to Wednesday 30th October 2019. 

Many slopes will be offering free or discounted sessions during 30 Days of Snowsport, encouraging as many people as possible to give snowsports a go and aiming to break down barriers to the sport. 

Learning to ski on snow

For complete beginners there are ski and snowboard taster sessions throughout October at the Chill Factore in Manchester, SnowDome in Tamworth and at Norfolk Snowsports Club.The RT Ski Club at Silksworth Ski & Snowboard Centre will be offering FREE taster sessions to young people every Thursday throughout October. 

Learning to snowboard

On the 5th October the North Staffordshire Ski Club will be running a Taster Day where people can try skiing or snowboarding for FREE all day. Similarly the two Open Days at Plymouth Snowsport Centre on the 5th and 6th October and at Pendle Ski Club on 6thOctober, where Dave Ryding learnt to ski, are both completely FREE to everyone. 

Teens learning to rollerski

There are also several opportunities to try rollerskiing during 30 Days of Snowsport, including 1-day learn to rollerski courses at Dorney Lake near Windsor and Redbridge Cycle Circuit in Essex. A full listing of all sessions and activities can be found on

Tim Fawke, Chief Executive of Snowsport England said: “We are delighted that our 30 Days of Snowsport campaign continues to go from strength to strength, bringing new people into snowsports for the last five years. This year we are working with our slopes and clubs to offer even more sessions so everyone can get excited for the upcoming winter season.

“30 Days of Snowsport is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner or whether you’ve been skiing before there will be a session available for you. Whether you’re young or old, male or female; our clubs and facilities will aim to cater for everyone.”

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As well as taster sessions and open days, 30 Days of Snowsport events include races and freestyle events. This includes the National Schools Open Dry Slope Championships on the 13th and 14th of October hosted by the National Schools Snowsport Association. 

The 30 Days of Snowsport initiative is part of a series of Snowsport England initiatives aimed at getting more people into skiing and snowboarding. GO SKI GO BOARD ( continues to be the hub of everything to do with getting into snowsports. The website includes a guide on getting into skiing and snowboarding, a slope map, a club & activity finder and information on getting into competitive snowsports. 

If you want to get involved or become a partner in any of Snowsport England’s initiatives, contact Luke Williams   

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