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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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Attraction details
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My boys (11 &13) and I are experienced skiers but want to give snowboarding a go on our next trip to the Alps so booked a 1 hour private lesson on a Thursday lunchtime. Arriving at reception we booked in and then grabbed a drink upstairs before changing and getting our equipment. The café was pleasant (and not too busy,... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Having been to the snow centre on four separate occasions, the standard of the snowboard instructors has steadily declined. During my previous lesson (28/01 - level 4) the instructor (Martin) was so rude that members of the group left after only 30 minutes of a 2 hour lesson. Heated discussions between instructor and group were frequent, with constant criticism and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The facility is good, nice buildings and attractive restaurant...but £35 for a 1 hour group skiing lesson with a student-instructor of 8 to 1 is excessive. The slopes were crowded with groups of learners and limited runs are available. I would not book again for this reason.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Booked a refresher lesson and it was great. Dan Gillespie the instructor was really good and tweaked a few things so I can head off to the slopes with much more confidence.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I usually go to Milton Keynes Indoor Snow Slope but I was in the area and thought id give the Hemel Hempstead one a go. Once you got over the very small and busy changing area, and found the hard to find entrance to the slope, I did find the snow good and had fun!. However, the lifts were so... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Came here for my first ever Ski lesson as a complete beginner! A mixture of good and bad experiences. Firstly, the good - the instructors and other staff are good. They know what they are doing and are supportive and very friendly. Because its a snow centre and not a dry slope, it gives you a pretty good idea of... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review of The Snow Centre. We are now in the highest point in the season which generally runs from Christmas through to the February half term holiday. During the most popular times ( weekends) the facility, slopes and restaurant will be very busy. There are however still times during the Peak period when you will... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

OK - visited today as a couple - been many times previously with family but had found MK MUCH better this year - but wanted to try Hemel out again as it's less of a commute. Turned up half an hour early for our 08.30 2hr lift pass - long queue at desks so waited for a self service check-in... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review of The Snow Centre. We are now in the highest point in the season which generally runs from Christmas through to the February half term holiday. During the most popular times ( weekends) the facility, slopes and restaurant will be very busy. There are however still times during the Peak period when you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My 6 year old daughter had her first dubs ski lesson today! Instructors were very patient. She absolutely loved it and will be going back again. Great place, very busy as weekend, but would be really good in the week when children at school. Wrap up warm, it's very chilly.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Having previously had a 'crash course' day at Milton Keynes I booked on for a level 4 mixed adults lesson - 2 hours. I was pleasantly surprised when there was only myself and 2 others in my group as at Milton Keynes I was in a group of roughly 12 people and was stood around most of the time getting... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited the snow centre with my best friend as belated Christmas presents to each other. The slope was great (if but a tad icy in some areas where they could have done with resetting) and all the staff were very helpful, In particular a lovely girl who helped me down the slope when after a year out of practice... More 

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