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Snow quality at Milton Keynes

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It might be some time since I went to Hemel, and the last time I skied was in the Alps,but I went to MK today and the snow wasn't really snow.

The snow was caster sugar. Granular. Extremely grippy. Tough to get much speedup on.

I don't recall Hemel being like this, but as I say it's been a while.

Anyone been to MK recently and experienced the same or disagrees with me?
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It was like this when I went a few times over xmas hols and last October half term. In the summer they said they had chiller issues which I think are still ongoing. As I'm stuck with school hols I go first thing in the morning, it's decent for the first hour or so then goes sugary.
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Yes @rossyl I know what you mean. I've been to MK a few times in the last couple of weeks but for indoors I think it's pretty good. Yes, there are patches of sugary stuff which I think is older snow. Out of the 3 fridges I've been too in the last 6 week (MK, Manchester, Hemel) I'd say it's the better one... just. I think every one of the fridges except Tamworth has the same challenge to some degree.

A couple of points/caveats;
fridges seem very sensitive to the volume of traffic - if it's a busy day then later on can be carnage so your mileage will vary
Manchester is significantly better now since they did the work to scrape off the old snow in February
I find it useful to consider fridges as training environments not a replacement for real snow

Having been at Tamworth and Castleford I wish the others piste bashed the hill during the day, would make a big difference.
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Spent a week on a course at MK summer before last and didn't like the snow as much as at Hemel, but I don't remember it being horrendous.
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After an hour or so it is pretty poor. I've been advised to make sure you wax your skis after a session as the snow is pretty abrasive at MK.
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I think I've read somewhere that wax from skis can build up in the snow and reduce its sliding qualities. not sure if that is true or just a myth ?
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hammerite wrote:
After an hour or so it is pretty poor. I've been advised to make sure you wax your skis after a session as the snow is pretty abrasive at MK.
Waxing before sure helps, did with mine before going to Hemel a couple of weeks back, felt much better, although after 3 hours there didn't seem to be any left.
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