News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

UK's Sixth Indoor Snow Centre To Open May 6th (13-Apr-09)

The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, April 13, 2009 - The UK's sixth indoor snow centre to become operational

The Snow Centre, the UK’s sixth indoor snow centre to be currently operational, will open its doors to the public on 6th May.

Based in Hemel Hempstead, the £23million snow sports centre boasts a 160m main slope and Britain’s largest indoor lesson slope of 100m. It is also the only indoor snow centre in the south of the UK to hold the prestigious Centre of Excellence status, given by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI), making it one of the most qualified snow schools outside of the Alps.

Steven Jordan, technical director of The Snow Centre, said: “We are really looking forward to opening our doors for the first time. Everybody will be able to enjoy the centre, from beginners to experts, children to adults; there is something on offer for everyone. We have lots of exciting things planned for launch day to inspire stars of the future and budding snowsport talent including race and freestyle demonstrations on the slopes.”

Snowsport enthusiasts will be treated to top of the range facilities and equipment, and will be able to ride on the best snow this side of the Alps thanks to state-of-the-art snow cannons. The centre has also forged superb links with the Oetztal region of Austria enabling it to benefit from the latest Alpine coaching techniques.

As well as the main and lesson slopes, the centre is also home to a large Snow+Rock store, a café and après bar, and a Snow Play area where children can make snowmen and play in the real snow.

The Snow Centre, built on the site of the former Hemel Ski Slope, is aiming to attract 300,000 visitors in its first year and will be the first indoor snow sports venue within easy reach of the capital.

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