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Skiing Taster Day – 16 Oct

Skiing taster at The Snow-Centre 16 October

Skiing Taster Day – 16th October

If you are interested in trying skiing for the first time or want to sharpen your skiing skills, then Metro Blind Sport and Disability Snowsport UK are seeking to arrange a taster day at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Pricing for a group session is £10 per person and we will arrange transfers from Hemel Hempstead station to the Snow Centre.

We should be able to accommodate both a group session and/or private 1-1 tasters (if people can already ski) depending on numbers that register their interest.

Venue: The Snow-Centre, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NH

Time: TBC.

Contact: If you would like to register your interest, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call him on 07956 292 046

 

Skiing Taster Day- 16 Oct

Skiing taster at The Snow-Centre 16 October
Venue:
The Snow-Centre, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NH
Time:
TBC -
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
16th October 2019
Cost:
Pricing for a group session is £10 per person


Skiing Taster Day– 16th October

If you are interested in trying skiing for the first time or want to sharpen your skiing skills, then Metro Blind Sport and Disability Snowsport UK are seeking to arrange a taster day at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Pricing for a group session is £10 per person and we will arrange transfers from Hemel Hempstead station to the Snow Centre.

We should be able to accommodate both a group session and/or private 1-1 tasters (if people can already ski) depending on numbers that register their interest.

Venue: The Snow-Centre, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NH

Time: TBC.

Contact: If you would like to register your interest, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call him on 07956 292 046

 

Skiing Trip: Ridderweek 2019!

Skiing Registration now open for Ridderweek 2019

Metro Blind Sports Annual Skiing Trip

The registration for the 51st Ridderweek has finally opened.  The Ridderweek 2019 takes place 24th-31st of March 2019 and is held in n Beitostolen Norway.

You have the opportunity to participate in a 5km race for women or a 10km race for men;  a biathlon (a 6km ski coupled with sonic rifle shooting); and the 20km Ridderrennet race.

You can read Metro member’s accounts of the previous Ridderweeks here: http://bit.ly/MBSSkking

Contact Mike: mike@mikebrace.co.uk  for enquiries about the annual Metro Blind Sport skiing trip to Ridderweek.

Photos from Metro’s Previous Ridder week Skiing trips  link here: Gallery Link

 

 

 

Ski For Light 2017

Ski for light 2017

One of our members, Janice,  flew out on Friday 3rd February, and the ski week finished on Sunday 13th February 2017.

If you are wanting to learn to Cross Country Ski and improve your technique, Janice recommends Ski For Light is the place to go.  We were at 7-8 thousand feet, so it does make you a bit breathless, so it is a help if you can arrive there with some fitness.  You are expected to ski every day while you are there, and the guides I have found to be  mostly excellent.

The social side of things is good too, with over 100 blind skiers, each with a guide, and a few sit skiers too.  Ski For Light is held at a different venue each year, and often returning to Colorado, so the terrain can be mixed. There is varied entertainment in the evenings, and one evening, it was dedicated to The Wild West, and as well as Square Dancing, there was a mechanical Bull, which many of us had a go on, and does take a lot of strength to hang on, and the cheers and jeers from the crowd, and the commentator is all part of the fun.

If you are interested in going for Ski for Light next year check out their website: http://www.sfl.org.  Ski for Light 2018 Date:  21 Jan to 28 Jan.

We will be skiing at Tahoe-Donner Cross Country ski area in Truckee, California, and staying at the Nugget Hotel Resort in Sparks, Nevada .

Good luck and break a leg to the large party of Metro cross country skiers going to Norway on the 26th March 2017 for 1 week, many of whom this is their first time and we look forward to receiving some feedback from them.