The Snow Centre

The Snow Centre
St. Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9NH
  • Telephone 0844 770 7227
  • Opening times Daily 7am–10pm but sessions are booked by time slot and are subject to availability.
  • Food served Mon 8.30am–10pm; Tue–Thu 8.30am–11pm; Fri 8.30am–11.30pm; Sat & Sun 8am–9.30pm.
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This indoor ski centre is a huge refrigerated hall featuring a real snow slope, so you can get to grips with proper skiiing and snowboarding techniques, or indulge in a bit of sledging if you don't fancy anything too strenuous. Lessons are available for kids as young as three, and if you've never tried skis before a brief introductory lesson is compulsory, to ensure that you're not a danger to yourself and others. Waterproof clothing is advised, and can be rented from the centre.

Afterwards, warm up in the Lodge Bar & Restaurant with some alpine dining – the Tartiflette, a baked tart of sliced potato, cheese and bacon, will help you regain all the pounds you lost on the slopes, although there are more conventional options on the menu.

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