Chance to win free sledging session

The Orbit - a revolving indoor slope - opened at Snozone this week. Picture:: Shaun Flannery.
The Orbit - a revolving indoor slope - opened at Snozone this week. Picture:: Shaun Flannery.

Snozone’s new Orbit slope opened at Castleford’s Xscape on Monday.

The Orbit is a wide, revolving indoor slope and provides Snozone’s guests and members with a new way to practise snow sports.

It enables one-to-one coaching with a coach who remains at a person’s side throughout a 40 minute session.

There are different speed levels and gradients, especially arranged to match the needs of the session which is tailor-made to match the needs of the participant.

It’s an ideal way for children or adults to get a taste of skiing or snowboarding and build their confidence before transitioning onto the real snow slopes. For those already proficient in snow sports, the Orbit is also an effective way of honing existing skills, analysing posture and technique throughout each session.

Full video analysis will be provided by the coach as well as detailed feedback.

Zoe Fenner, general manager of Snozone Castleford said: “We are the only UK indoor real snow slope venue to offer this alternative method of teaching for all ages and abilities, especially those who have felt intimidated about initially learning on real snow around other slope users.

“The Orbit provides an in-depth ‘one on one’ opportunity tailored to an individual’s needs and is great for those short on time but want to achieve maximum results.

“Given its different and controlled speed mechanisms, the Orbit Slope is ideal for children to learn in a safe environment, those wanting to improve their technique or those who simply want a high intensity work out.”

The Orbit opened on Monday and 40 minute sessions are available to pre-book, via All equipment is provided within the session cost.

To promote a 25 per cent discount off sledging sessions from the start of this week until September 30, Snozone are giving five families the chance to win a free sledging session.

People can enjoy a fun-packed family day out at Snozone with private ski and snowboard lessons and 25 per cent off exhilarating sledging. There is also delicious après-ski in the restaurant overlooking all the action on the slopes

To have a chance of winning a free sledging session, simply answer the following question correctly:

Snozone operate two indoor real snow slopes in the UK. One is in Castleford, where is the other slope located? Send your entry to Winners will be chosen at random.

Terms and conditions: Five family sledging sessions can be won, each session is for up to four people; sessions must be redeemed by September 30, 2016; one session per family.

Sessions include equipment but exclude clothing hire, gloves and footwear; closing date for competition is June 17, 2016; winners will be notified by June 20, 2016; 25 per cent sledging discount on standard sessions valid between June 6 and September 30, 2016; all sessions subject to availability; standard slope terms and conditions apply.