Learning to ski is fantastic fun and very rewarding. In most of Britain we don't get much snow so we've sorted out this cool skiing experience at SnowDome, the UKs top real snow centre. It's perfect for complete beginners, whether you just want to try out something new or whether you want to get some practise in before going on holiday. First your instructor will run through the safety requirements, then it's your go - try out some basic moves and techniques before going down the slope, and back again. We suspect you'll have a really exciting time and this experience could even signify the start of a life-long love of this amazing sport.
Seven days a week, subject to availability.
SnowDome's real snow-covered slopes are indoors, so this experience won't be affected by the weather.
Numbers On Day
A maximum of ten people take part in each lesson with a qualified instructor.
Friends and family can come along and watch you. There are excellent facilities for spectators and good views of the main slope from the balcony.
Wrap up in lots of warm layers. Wear waterproofs (top and trousers) if you've got them. Warm gloves are essential. A snowboard, boots and protective headwear will be provided. There are (20p chargable) lockers and changing rooms available.
SnowDome is easy to find, just five minutes from junction 10 of the M42, and only one and a half hours from North London, Bristol, Manchester or Leeds. From M42 junction 10, follow signs to Tamworth and the tourist information signs onward to SnowDome. Parking costs just PS1 for the whole day.
Minimum age is 17. You'll need to be reasonably physically fit. This experience is ideal for complete beginners.
Other on-site activities include tobogganing, adrenalin tubing, and ice-skating. SnowDome also has two bars and restaurants on-site.