Free skiing for school pupils

4th April 2018, by Abi Butcher

The Snow Centre is taking part in National Schools Snowsport Week

The Snow Centre is taking part in National Schools Snowsport Week

Ski slopes across England and Wales are hoping to introduce a record number of young people to skiing and snowboarding at the end of this month, during the third annual National Schools Snowsport Week.

During the snowsports week — which runs from 23 to 29 April — slopes are offering free and discounted skiing and snowboarding sessions to pupils at primary and secondary schools, as well as students as sixth form colleges.

National Schools Snowsport Week is being run by governing body Snowsport England in conjunction with sponsor Interski , who are hoping that the Winter Olympics and Paralympics will have inspired even more youngsters to take to the slopes this year. During 2017, 77 schools and 2353 young people took part in National Schools Snowsport Week, more than double the number from the previous year.

A celebration launch event with British snowboarder Aimee Fuller, British Alpine and Delancey British Alpine Team skier Dave Ryding and Paralympic gold medalists Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe will take place on Monday 16 April at Tamworth Snowdome, which is offering entirely free sessions during National Schools Snowsport Week. Other slopes have availability from as little as £1.50 per person.
Luke Williams, Snowsport England initiative Leader said: “For some school children, National Schools Snowsport Week will be the first time they’ve been on skis or a snowboard. For others, it opens up the opportunity to develop their existing skills and try racing, freestyle or ski or snowboard cross. For everyone that takes part we aim for it to be an enriching experience, which not only brings people together but also helps build strength and define skills of balance and agility.”
For more information on National Schools Snowsport Week and to find your closest slope and offers visit

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