Do you want to be taught to ski by five times Olympian and qualified ski instructor Sir Steve Redgrave? Or would you prefer to see how fast you can ski against professional ski racers? If so, join the event on 5 October at Snozone in Milton Keynes organised as part of the Slide2Sochi Olympic themed road-show.

This event will make a great day out for all the family – even those who have never tried skiing … or snowboarding before. As well as the free taster sessions, which are suitable for complete beginners, you can sit in an Olympic Bobsleigh with members of the GB Bobsleigh team.  The more competitive can test their speed against some of the UK’s up and coming top skiers who train at Snozone on a weekly basis: Jess Anderson and Megan Riley will be setting the times on the day.  And, to keep everyone in the mountain mood, there will be an après-ski area featuring the High Society Band playing Tirolean music.

As the 2014 Winter Olympics, to be held in Sochi next February, are approaching fast this event will also be buzzing with Olympic fever. Please wish our British wintersports athletes’ good luck for the Olympic Games by signing the giant Slide2Sochi snowball which is touring the country and will eventually make its way to Sochi.

“I’ve always enjoyed skiing especially with the family” said Sir Steve Redgrave. “My three children love everything about the mountains. My eldest wants to go as fast as possible and has done some ski racing; my next daughter is the complete opposite, very stylish and sedate and my son loves snowboarding and tries to get as much air as possible.

I am delighted to be part of this initiative to help introduce new people to snow sports and it’s also a great way to show our support for our winter Olympic team.”

The event starts at 11am on Saturday 5 October. Admission is on a first come, first served basis and taster sessions can be pre-booked by calling 0871 222 5673. The Snozone Slide2Sochi event is being run by governing body Snowsport England in conjunction with Crystal Ski Holidays and the Tirol Tourist Board.

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