The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

11th August 2016, by Abi Butcher

Skiers at The Snow Centre can now enjoy a Swiss mountain panorama

Skiers at The Snow Centre can now enjoy a Swiss mountain panorama

The Snow Centre has teamed up with Switzerland Tourism and the Valais to give UK skiers an even more authentic experience while practicing their skills on the closest real snow slope to London.

The walls for the real snow indoor slope in Hemel Hempstead now feature views of the Valais in the Swiss Alps — including such popular resorts as Verbier. Switzerland Tourism, Valais and The Snow Centre will be teaming up to take users of The Snow Centre to Switzerland to experience the real winter and skiing in the Alps.

Approximately five of these trips will be organised each winter season, as well as Swiss themed events and Swiss specialities served in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen, along with a public launch from 7-9 October to get skiers into the Swiss mood.

Ian Brown, managing director at The Snow Centre said: “When our visitors hit the slopes, they will be immersed in these exciting new panoramas inside the venue. This is a great way to position Switzerland as early as possible in the skiers journey as an ideal ski destination if they are looking to head out to the slopes. We are excited about this new collaboration with our Swiss partners.”

The Snow Centre has just announced a host of tempting offers over the remainder of August, including £2 15-minute taster sessions for those who have never tried skiing or snowboarding before (equipment included); family sledging sessions and family ski and snowboard lessons.

The Snow Centre also has a Snow Garden for young children to take their first steps on snow — just £4.50 per child for 30 minutes playing in the garden and enjoying the mini snow slide.

Throughout August, The Snow Centre is offering half-price beginner ski and snowboard group lessons for adults and juniors (skiing from four years, snowboarding from seven years), starting at just £23.50 for adults and £18 for juniors.

For more information on all of these offers, visit


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