Maybe you haven’t been working on your fitness this summer, and are feeling as mothballed as your ski clothing. Perhaps you’re a complete beginner, and fancy a taste of skiing or snowboarding before you set off for your first ever holiday this coming winter. Or it could just be that you’ve been badly bitten by the winter sports bug, and are desperate for the next gravity-driven thrill.

Whatever the motive, you don’t have to wait till you get to the mountains to ski. The UK is home to six indoor, real-snow centres as well as plenty of outdoor, dry slopes, and they’re all keen as mustard to get you linking your turns. Many offer taster sessions for first-timers, as well as more structured courses, and compared to the real thing prices are low. Daily lift passes range start at about £18pp. A one-hour taster on proper snow in a snow dome will set you back around £30pp. In both cases, the price usually includes boots, helmet, ski or snowboard hire… Read More





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