I’ve been to the Snozone Milton Keynes a few times before as that’s where I did my indoor skydiving, I went to a gig there once overlooking the slopes and I tried my hand at snowboarding a few years back. Sadly the later proved pretty disastrous and I ended up with lumps on my knees the size of golf balls as I kept falling over. So when I was invited back to Snozone to try my hand at skiing I thought what the heck, how hard can it be.
Arriving at the center an hour before our time we booked in, got our passes and were told where we needed to go to collect our gear/ where the lockers were etc. We got our boots which are the weirdest things to wear as they’re so chunky (much more so than snowboarding boots) but we were still a bit early so wandered around watching the slopes until we got a chance to grab our skis. That’s one of the good things about the Snozone Milton Keynes is that it’s pretty open so if you want to watch your family on the slopes or just have some time to kill and are hoping to see someone fall over you can grab a drink and sit down to people watch.
Our time quickly rolled around and we got our skis and helmets, one thing to note when you get skis is that they need to know your weight to know the tension to put them on so try and know beforehand as it’s for your safety and benefit. When our lesson started our instructor led us through to the slopes where we started to learn the basics like putting our skis on, walking in them, using the sides of the skis to grip and generally moving around.
I struggled a bit at staying steady on the skis and moving anything quicker than a pigeon walk but so far I hadn’t fallen over. We walked up a bit of slope and practiced going down a bit in the right position, how to start and stop in our skis and the basic ski positions. Next up it was time to jump on the ski lift and head up a bit higher and this was where I struggled as getting off the lift proved tricky for me. Thankfully I only fell over twice during the process *oops*
We learned how to slow down when going down the slope, stopping and starting, moving direction and generally the positioning of skiing and before we knew it our hour session at Snozone Milton Keynes was up. Despite not being the best at skiing I did have a lot of fun on the slopes and found it a lot easier than snowboarding. Would I do it again? Definitely.
If you’re looking for a group activity or just want to try something new then check out the Snozone Milton Keynes and book up a taster session.
*I was provided with a complimentary family lesson but all thoughts and opinions are my own