How about swapping the gym for a ski slope?

How about swapping the gym for a ski slope?

I was very kindly asked by Snozone to visit them in Castleford and spend the day on the slopes. (They have the choice from Castleford or Milton Keynes). I swapped the gym for the slopes and what an amazing day we had, I took Chris, my brother and my dad along with me for the day, and it was such an incredible day out. It certainly beat the Monday blues.

I never actually thought about how much exercising you do when skiing, and how many calories you burn – in fact, 400 calories can be burned in an hour of skiing! I know from my experience, 400 calories in the gym takes a while, and well it’s sure not as fun! Snowsports are a great alternative to traditional fitness methods, so rather than going to the gym “x” number of times a week, why not mix it up with something different and exhilarating like a blast on real snow indoors, it’s at a super affordable price too. It’s also a sport that you can enjoy with friends and family or on your own. Snozone is open 364 days a year, so apart from Christmas day, snowsports are accessible all year round!



This links in perfectly with a previous blog post of mine, ‘getting stuck in a rut’ and how we should try new things in life, and not be bored of the same daily routine- throw yourself into something new and challenging. It’s super easy to book, and if you love skiing or even love a bit of snow, Snozone is the perfect place for you, especially if you’re like me and love getting all geared up ready to hit the slopes, and even if you don’t have the ski gear, you can always hire it.

You can choose from an hour, two, or three hours recreational slope pass (on the terms that you can control your speed and turns) and of course you have the option to ski or snowboard. I am a true skiier, and if I’m honest I have never tried snowboarding. However, if you’re a complete newbie, there’s always the choice to have a coaching session and learn the basics, or even if you need to touch up your skills before your ski holiday. For me, as well as swapping the gym to a slope now and again, it also helps with the holiday blues. I love skiing so much, and I am so passionate about it, it’s such a hobby for me. Only living an hour away from Castleford means now and again, I will be able to pop over and beat my holiday blues.


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So, how does it sound? Swapping the gym for the slope? It’s the perfect option if you want to lose some weight, get fitter or even try something new. It’s great for all ages, and even if your parents/grandparents/friends don’t want to ski/snowboard, they can sit in the coffee shop (which is also a viewing area) it’s the perfect place to sit and watch people ski down the slope. It’s a day full of fun and laughter, trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Click here to watch my vlog from the day at Snozone and please subscribe!

Would love to hear your thoughts on changing the gym to a slope now and again? Let me know if you’ve been skiing recently! I would absolutely love to return and give snowboarding a go!

If you fancy skiing but trying something different, please have a read of Jasmine’s blog – Click here to read about her day indoor skiing too!

*This day out was kindly sponsored by Snozone, all thoughts are my own.





  1. March 15, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    This looks so much fun! I love that you can burn calories at the same time! I’ve avoided snow sports purely because I’m the biggest newbie going but I like the sound of a coaching lesson – I reckon I would gain a lot from that! Lovely post gorgeous xx

    • Hannah
      March 31, 2018 / 6:57 am

      Thank you so much lovely! We really did have the best day out! & even better burning calories! xxxx

  2. March 15, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    My husband is desperate for us to do a family ski holiday….might have to let him loose with the kids here first!! Great post x

    • Hannah
      March 31, 2018 / 6:58 am

      You really should, It’s a great day out for everyone! xx

  3. March 31, 2018 / 6:49 am

    I skiied years ago and loved it! We have some dry slopes nearby, I never thought to go for fitness reasons. Way more fun than the gym!! X

    • April 21, 2018 / 7:21 am

      You should certainly give it a go for fitness reasons! xx

  4. Hannah
    March 31, 2018 / 6:58 am

    I love skiing so much! Yes you should certainly give it a go! It’s great for everyone, and even better when burning calories! x

  5. March 31, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I’ve never been skiing but it’s on my list of things I really want to do! This looks so fun!

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:29 am

      Yay you should try it, it’s great fun! x

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Isn’t it just! So much fun though! x

  6. March 31, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I’ve never been skiing so I bet this would be a right laugh! I’ll have to go one day xx

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:28 am

      You should try it, I reckon youll love it! And maybe even ru one day! xxx

  7. April 1, 2018 / 1:32 am

    Now this is something is really love to try! Looks great fun and much less boring than the gym xxx

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:27 am

      It really is, and burns the calories too! x

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Thank you!! 100% Recommend it! x

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Thank you lovely! it was indeed a fab day out! you should give it a go! x

  8. April 1, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I’ve never been skiing and the thought of it has always terrified me… this sounds like a great place to go to get over that fear, it does sound quite fun! xx

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:27 am

      You can get lessons for learners, and if you take it easy youll have a fab time! xxx

  9. April 1, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Wow! This looks so amazing. I have never been skiing but my husband has and he said it was a major workout. I would love to go one day, maybe when Freddie is a lot older!

    Amy | Amy Jane & Baby


    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:25 am

      Freddie would love it when hes older, its the perfect day out too! xxx

  10. April 2, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    I’d love to go skiing! It’s on my bucket list to try it abroad somewhere in the next few years. The fact that it’s exercise is a bonus. Looks like so much fun! Xxx

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:25 am

      You should give it a go lovely! It’s great fun and burns calories! xx

  11. ohlunablog
    April 2, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I don’t think I’d ever be brave enough to face a slope. There’s a chill factor near me and I’ve heard so many great things but oh my gosh, I’d probably fall over as soon as I stood up! Looks so good though.

    Lisa | Oh, Luna.

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:24 am

      You should honestly give it a go! And also at snozone they offer lessons for learners too! x

  12. April 3, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I used to love Skiing… until I broke my thumb! Haha! It is great exercise though x

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Oh no! Maybe you should give it another go at some point! xx

  13. April 4, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    It looks like you had ana amazing time! I only been skiing once and damage my knee – so maybe not again!!
    Great Post!
    Sarah x

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Oh no! I hope your knee is ok now!
      thank you xx

  14. April 5, 2018 / 8:37 am

    I’ve always wanted to go skiing! It looks like you had such a fun time, I’m definitely going to go this winter! Xx

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:23 am

      You should honestly it’s great fun! xx

  15. shaunaclairesop
    April 10, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    This is absolutely amazing!! I love trying out new stuff like this in my fitness regime!

    Shauna |

    • Hannah
      April 21, 2018 / 7:22 am

      You should try it, it’s fab! x

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