Hemel Hempstead

DSUK @ HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (The Snowdome, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9NH)

To enquire about lesson availability & bookings with DSUK at Hemel Hempstead please call 0845 521 9338/01749 861262 or email lessons@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk
To find out more about adaptive skiing and snowboarding in Hemel Hempstead, or to volunteer, please contact James Sterry, the Adaptive Snowsports School Manager for DSUK in Hemel Hempstead, on dsukhemel@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk or 07810 263 768  
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For directions on how to get to Hemel Hempstead's Snow Centre please click here
  1. There is a snack bar, Snow & Rock ski shop on the ground floor, plus Crystal Ski Holiday desk and FX desk
  2. The main Ski Centre main reception, rental and changing areas and access to the slopes, are on the first floor
  3. The cafe/ restaurant in ‘alpine style’, plus conference rooms and offices are on the second floor
For DSUK Lessons come up to level 1 and pass around the side of reception and wait by the window overlooking the slope,  marked ‘Adaptive Snowsports Meeting Point’ and await your instructor.  Come in good time, preferably 20 mins prior to the lesson start time.  In case of problems ask a Snow Centre member or call DSUK Snowsports School Manager 07810 263 768.  Come earlier and have some food or drink in the cafe ‘The Lodge’ on the second floor overlooking the slope.
If you need a ski jacket and ski trousers these can be rented, at a special DSUK price of £3, from the clothing desk within the rental area (say you’re with DSUK, or wait for your instructor).  Helmets are obligatory and can be found on the stands in rental area.  For skis / snowboard/ boots go up to the end rental desk and ask for the appropriate kit.  Say you’re with DSUK and like everyone else they will ask as to your level of skiing/ boarding, also your weight.  If a helper/ carer/ buddy is coming out with the instructor they too should get whatever kit is needed (even if just snowboard boots to stand in the snow).
Gloves/ mitts will be needed as it is -5 degrees on the slopes;. Some are available but tend to be those from lost property or worn ones.  Gloves can be bought at reception, but it’s best to bring your own ones.  Knee length ski socks are a good idea – you can purchase these at the centre.
There are changing rooms behind the lockers (on the right).  There is a larger changing room at the far end (nearest rental desk) that will accommodate a wheelchair.   Lockers for bags cost £1, but that is refundable.
Sit and await your instructor and look forward to your snowsport experience.