Welcome to Snowsports!
We are a flexible and fun club that teaches skiing and snowboarding for all abilities at our two sites; Snozone Milton Keynes and Tallington Lakes Dry slope. Whether you have years of experience on the snow or are completely new to the world of Snowsports, we can offer you regular sessions that meet your needs. We have various events on throughout the week so feel free to come to as much or as little of them as you want.
Training is run twice a week, with race training on Wednesday afternoons at Tallington and general lessons/slope passes on Thursday evenings at Snozone. Our Snozone sessions cover levels 1-6 through taught classes which are designed to make you confident on the slopes and eventually comfortable linking turns without supervision. Our Tallington sessions are for more experienced members who want to develop their racing abilities, and for those interested in representing the University of Northampton at King's race series. We provide return minibus transport free of charge for both of our training sessions, simply meet us at the Senate Building at the stated time, and don't forget your face-covering!
Passes are distributed on a first come first serve basis, with those booked onto the trip getting priority for training. To reserve your space you must comment on the Facebook post (@UON Snowsports), posted at 8pm the week before the class and we will confirm those who were successful.
Our socials are held at Bar Rumba on Wednesday evenings, starting at 8:30pm and going into the early hours of the morning. Each social is themed so make sure you are following our Instagram @uonsnowsports for announcements on what we are upto. Bar Rumba offer a 10 drinks for £10 deal which most of our members make use of; to use this deal simply send your money to our social sec Lauren and place your order with her before 4pm. The bar has made special efforts to adhere to distancing guidelines and therefore socials will still be able to take place in first term. We also host monthly sober socials such as ice-skating, winter wonderland, and cinema nights however these will only go-ahead once we are advised it is safe to do so.
Once a year we head to the mountains for our annual Snowsports trip, this year we are in Pas de la Casa, Andorra for NUCO's main event week. Base price is £419 which includes return executive coach transport, 6-night self-catered accommodation, 6-day lift pass, and access wristband to events. You can reserve your space for £100 from the 21st of September but places will sell out fast so be quick! Join us from the 11th-19th December 2020, expect panoramic views, all night après ski, and insane snow conditions. In the event of a government travel ban, NUCO has guaranteed a full refund so book with peace of mind your money is in safe hands. https://booking.nucotravel.com/northamptonsnowsports/christmastrip
To keep up to date with Snowsports we recommend following our social media, as this is where we post information on all of the above. We also have a group chat so drop us a message if you would like to be added.
Facebook page: @UON Snowsports
Facebook group: UON Snowsports 20/21
Youtube: Northampton Snowsports
Email: [email protected]
We so look forward to meeting you and can't wait for you to join us!
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President - Erin Laste
Secretary - James Watkins
Treasurer - Alastair Snook
Race Captain - Grace Bonner
Social Secretary - Lauren Brook
Social Media Officer - Gemma Morgan
Marketing Officer - Sophie Devaney