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WEDNESDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY 2011
Best locations for indoor skiing and boarding in the UK

 

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Whether you want to get some practice in before your next skiing or snowboarding holiday or just fancy a taste of winter sports, there are some great indoor skiing facilities in the UK. So dig out your bobble hat and check out some of our favourite indoor skiing locations.

SnowDome, Tamworth, Staffordshire
Opened in 1994, SnowDome is one of the longest established indoor snow venues in the UK. It has real snow all year round, a 170-metre main slope and shorter slopes for beginners.

If you are new to skiing or snowboarding, SnowDome is a great place to learn. Professional instructors provide a variety of lessons to suit all ages and abilities.

SnowDome is situated in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Chill Factore, Manchester, Greater Manchester
If you're looking for the UK's longest indoor real snow slope, you'll find it at Chill Factore, near Manchester.

Chill Factore's main slope is 180-metre long. There's also a beginners' slope, two-lane tubing slope, a snow play area and 60-metre luge - perfect for adrenaline junkies.

And with one of the UK's top shopping centres - the Trafford Centre next door, any non-skiing partners or friends will have plenty to keep them entertained too.

SnowDome is situated in Manchester. Holiday homes in Lancashire.

The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
The Snow Centre is one of the UK's newest indoor snowsport facilities. It has great snow conditions, a 160-metre main slope, plus a lesson slope. The Snow Centre provides lessons for beginners or for skiers and snowboarders looking to improve their technique.

With freestyle sessions, evening sessions and ladies only sessions, there's something to suit everyone. And when you're ready to relax, enjoy a little après-ski at the licensed bar where you can enjoy a great panoramic view of the slopes.

The Snow Centre is situated in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and is just 24 miles from London. Find cottages in Hertfordshire.

Sheffield Ski Village, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield Ski Village is the ideal place to prepare for your next skiing or snowboarding holiday. There's one-third of a mile of ski slopes and a half-pipe for snowboarders. You'll also have the opportunity to get to grips with a variety of ski lifts.

As well as skiing and snowboarding you can also try tobogganing and snow tubing.

At Sheffield Ski Village, there's a wide range of other activities including ten-pin bowling, quad bike sessions and an outdoor play area.

The Sheffield Ski Village is situated in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Find accommodation in Sheffield or accommodation in South Yorkshire.

SNO!zone - locations in Castleford, Milton Keynes and Braehead
With three venues across the UK, each Sno!zone is situated within an Xscape entertainment resort.

At SNO!zone you'll find first-rate ski facilities that are ideal for experienced skiers and snowboarders. And for beginners and intermediates, there is a wide range of lessons and coaching sessions available.

When you've finished skiing, relax in the 'SNO!bar' or explore the Xscape facilities where there's an extensive choice of shops and restaurants plus a wide variety of activities offering everything from bowling to indoor rock climbing.

SNO!zone and Xscape are situated in Castleford (West Yorkshire), Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) and Braehead (Renfrewshire, Scotland).

 

POSTED BY: PAUL
AT 12:48

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