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Disability Snowsport UK to host devil-ish fundraiser

Tamworth Snow Dome in England.

Disability Snowsport UK is challenging teams to ski or snowboard 666, yes 666 runs at one of six indoor slopes around the UK.

The National Skiathon 2010 on May 18th involves teams of six members attempting to ski 666 runs between them in under six hours at the Chill Factore in Manchester, the Tamworth Snow Dome, the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead or the Castleford, Braehead or Milton Keynes SNO!zone.

Teams are asked to raise a minimum of £666 (€760) for Disability Snowsport UK during the thigh-burning challenge, which will see participants ski an average of 111 runs each. The entry fee per team is £66 (€76) which includes entry to the team’s chosen slope, fundraising support as well as an event goody bag and t-shirt.

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Snowfall inspires English skiers – to go indoors

Built 16 years ago, Tamworth is the original SnowDome.

Even though weather conditions obviously have no effect on an indoor ski slope, that didn’t stop thousands of English skiers from flocking to one during a big snowfall.

The Tamworth Snowdome in England saw a big boost in visitor numbers during a period of snowy weather in the region in January. Centre management said the snowfall had inspired people to pull on skis, including around 2,000 at the weekend.

Tamworth is one of the world’s longest established indoor snow centres, having celebrated 15 years in business last year.  It’s also the holder of the copyright on the name ‘snowdome’.

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Get airborne at UK freeski camps

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A young freeskier shows off his skills at one of Salomon's freeski Grom Camps.

There’s a new trend in the freeskiing world, and it’s bringing plenty of new faces to the sport.

They’re called Freeski ‘Grom Camps’, and Salomon is sponsoring a series of them at UK indoor snow domes and outdoor dry ski slopes to help get everyone from novices to experts airborne, grinding and generally having fun. Camps are scheduled to run from January to August at the indoor snow slopes in Milton Keynes, Tamworth and Manchester and on outdoor slopes at Bracknell.

There is no age limit, and the age of campers has ranged from five to sixty. The camps are for all standards of skiers as well, from ‘never jumped before’ to sponsored riders. However, all campers must to be able to ski down the slope in a controlled and safe manner, according to entry regulations.

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