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Has anyone been to either Tamworth or MK Snowdomes?

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I want to take the Mrs and teach her how to ski, as I've skiied quite a lot before but she's never been. Anyway, on both the Tamworth & MK websites, it says skiiers must be competent to use the sl… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I want to take the Mrs and teach her how to ski, as I've skiied quite a lot before but she's never been.

Anyway, on both the Tamworth & MK websites, it says skiiers must be competent to use the slopes, otherwise they need lessons. Do they actually enforce this, or would I be ok to go with her and teach her myself?

Thanks in advance!
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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Tamworth says...

The Recreational Standard
To enhance SnowDome slope safety there is a minimum standard policy in operation, called the ‘Recreational Standard’. This standard is the ability to use all lifts, perform controlled linked turns, control speed and direction and stop confidently. If you are a competent skier or snowboarder and meet this standard you may use the slope unsupervised i.e. ‘recreationally’. If you have never skied or snowboarded before, or do not meet this standard, then ski or snowboard lessons must be taken in order to reach this level, see What Level Am I? for more information.



and MK says

PLEASE NOTE: For the enjoyment and safety of all SNO!zone customers, for un-tutored main slope use you must meet our minimum standard; be able to use the lifts, control your speed/direction and perform controlled linked turns. If you do not reach this standard we have a comprehensive lesson programme.

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I've been to Tamworth quite a few times before and I have seen people getting removed from the slopes. I think the logic behind it is that they don't want people teaching each other when they offer ski lessons there for people, as well as the safety aspect of it.
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evilskanker
I've been to Tamworth quite a few times before and I have seen people getting removed from the slopes. I think the logic behind it is that they don't want people teaching each other when they offer ski lessons there for people, as well as the safety aspect of it.


Cheers - Rep added!

At Tamworth are normal people allowed to use the two small slopes to learn, or are they reserved for classes?
1 Like #4
I know them both,

Yep they will enforce it at both....if they need to learn they MUST take lessons(you cannot teach yourself)

The rule is for safety reasons
#5
boothy
I know them both,

Yep they will enforce it at both....if they need to learn they MUST take lessons(you cannot teach yourself)

The rule is for safety reasons


Thanks - rep added again!

So you can't use the two baby slopes either?
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The baby slope at MK is for lessons only, its pretty small so there wouldnt be much room on the slopes for everyone.

I would suggest you stick her in a 3 hour lesson (£75) and then enjoy yourself on your own.
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stufai
Thanks - rep added again!

So you can't use the two baby slopes either?


Go to Tamworth quite a lot, and I've only ever seen lessons on the baby slopes.... don't think I've seen them open to general use, so looks like it'll definitely have to be lessons first :thumbsup:
#8
This must be a policy in all the chain as Xscape in Glasgow doesn't let beginners on the main slope and the small slopes are for lessons only...seen people getting removed as well!!
banned#9
speaking in MK terms here, get her to do a few of the lessons first then on Wednesdays they offer fresh tracks and coaching. You can also use Tesco Clubcard tokens to make it free!

£30 for 3hrs

"Fresh Trax Session SnowBoard 3Hr

Prerequisites for this activity: Must be able to link turns, control speed and use a button lift

Description:


3 hour discounted recreational session. This takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and starts at either 09.30, 09.45 or 10.00. Coaching is available on Wednesday mornings from 10.15 until 12.15. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the session starts. You must meet our minimum recreational standards to attend this session, which are the ability to link your turns together, control your speed and use a button lift. No refund or transfer will be given to those who do not meet the minimum recreational standards and they will be asked to leave the slope. "

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