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The Snow Centre

Address: St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9NH, England
Phone Number: 8447707227
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to try the restaurant because of the "Alpine" dishes as well as your usual pizza, pasta and burgers. The restaurant was quiet with approximately 25% of the tables being used. When we ordered they had hardly anything available on the menu but as we had children with us we decided to stay. We waited 40 minutes and when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived with three excited children. I do advise getting there 45 mins earlier. As it takes that long to get the booking, clothes, helmet, shoes and ski's. Watched them have their lesson from the bar/restaurant viewing balcony. All I saw was smiling children, waving up to us with such glee. They learned to walk uphill, how to get up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

After years of problematic hire gear, usually bindings and their fixings worn loose by attempts to use Phillips screwdrivers on Pozi screws and vice versa, I was pleasantly surprised to see new bindings available on both boards I borrowed. Hopefully this isn't just good timing on my part and that gear will be looked after and new items purchased cyclically... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

i went to the snow centre two days ago to attempt skiing for the first time ever! it was so wonderful and i had an amazing time!! my instructor was Barbara Cox and she was lovely and a great teacher! however, i have some criticism... 1) the website AND brochures are not clear on the types of lessons that are... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were given vouchers for a free visit at the Daily Telegraph Ski Show at Earls Court. I think we would have felt it wasn't worth the full entrance money otherwise. It was very similar to Xscape at Milton Keynes not far away, and the snow wasn't that great. A pity they didn't try to make it really different with... More 

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kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As an experienced skier I find the centre great for a days ski practice to keep the ski muscles working. Often busy during the winter months, but a great introduction to snow for those new to the sport, you can learn the basics before going out on holiday, giving you an advantage when you arrive in resort. All equipment is... More 

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high wycombe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Our 4 year old had his first private ski lesson with Simon Longstaff and absolutely loved it. Already asking for his second lesson. Simon was brilliant, very good with coaching a 'distracted' 4 year old. Looking forward to our next lesson!!!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Having recently been to the ski centre in Dubai I was keen to see what Hemel had to offer and wasn't disappointed! We went at 3pm but it was quite busy, not unmanageable but by 5 it started to become quieter. If you can I'd recommend going early in the day or later in the afternoon. There is quite a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My 4yo daughter has had a number of group lessons for beginners. Some have been great but an equal number a catastrophe. The snow centre needs to think about what basic steps should be taken to keep child beginner groups turning over (up/down slope etc) - in the worst example my daughter achieved just two downhill runs in her 1... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

paid for our son to have ski lesson and the instuctor spent most of it talking about the same thing over and over again, practice is whats needed not just talking, they take you through it as slow as possible to make you keep paying to get slope ready. Very expensive for very little lesson, advice is to pay to... More 

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Pete G, Manager at The Snow Centre, responded to this review

Hi Clare Thank you for taking the time to write your report and feedback. It is disappointing to read that you feel there was not enough practice time and the lessons are not of value. Our main aim at The Snow Centre is to introduce people to snowsport in a safe and developmental environment, obviously we are a business however... More 

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