As Christmas rolls steadily in, invest in the snows of the Top 10 best winter sports centres guaranteed to give you that white Christmas ambiance.
Be the Honey G of the slopes in Britain’s largest indoor ski centre. The main slope is 200 metres long and shoulders a hefty burden of 1700 tonnes of fresh snow. For the adults, there’s a bar to chill and watch the slopes below.
Four lifts; snow canons; and the largest indoor lesson slope in the UK — why would you not want to visit? The facility has professional trainers on the slope at all times to lend a helping hand should you need it.
This centre offers a wide variety of training lessons, catering to beginners and the more advanced. Open year round, this is the perfect choice for the busiest of bees! It also includes a climbing wall, a snow play area, and the Alpine Village.
4) Castleford; Snozone
Snozone offers sessions for both skiers and boarders. They are flexible and adept at catering to individual needs and desires. Lessons and freestyle passes are available, and even a special party pass — make the work-do memorable this year!
The Snow Dome boats not only of a real snow experience but of an impressive ice rink with a surrounding track — the only in the UK — with skate hire including in the price. On top of that, there’s a flume pool and fitness spa; there’s something for everyone to indulge in.
With two olympic sized ice rinks, iceSheffield plays host to many professional ice hockey games and is a symbol of excellence for figure skating too. Get ready to book in advance for their Skate with Santa event this December, running on the 17th, 18th, 23rd and 24th of next month.
Not only does Mendip have its namesake snowy slopes, but also a permanent archery and rifle shooting range; tobogganing slopes; and a private 50-acre quarry perfect for abseiling! With all of these choices, the staff have definitely spoilt their guests rotten
With its picturesque freshly iced mountains, Cardiff may as well be a Christmas card come to life. How better to pay homage than to ski, snowboard, and even tube your way down its slopes?
Sprawling across two sites, if you visit Vertigo you’ll have the chance to explore one of Europe’s largest trampoline parks and adventure centres. You can also slip and slide your way down the icy ski slopes.
An iconic Victorian mansion, Alexandra Palace has an awe inspiring skating rink that has themed nights every fourth Saturday and a disco every other! The venue also hosts a variety of other events including Beauty and the Beast on Ice, and music artists such as Skepta.
By Heather Lukins