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Whilst you obviously can't compare skiing indoors, on man-made snow, with 7 days of skiing on some sun-kissed slopes in the Alps, these indoor ski-slope centres are now invaluable for low-lying countries such as the UK and the Netherlands, who (with the exception of the Scottish mountains) don't have the terrain or the guarantee of long spells of sub-zero weather.

Indoor ski slopes are great for beginners who want a taster course before they venture abroad, for early-intermediate skiers and snowboarders who want to hone their new found skills, and skiing or snowboarding addicts who just need a regular fix of the white stuff. Whilst they're more expensive to use than the artificial outdoor slopes, they do have the advantage that you are skiing on actual snow, rather than the artificial material found on the alternative man-made outdoor slopes.

Indoor Skiing Centres

Manchester - Chill Factor

All the information on the Chill Factor at Manchester - one of the UK's most modern indoor ski centres, and certainly the widest slope !

Tamworth - Snowdome

All the information on The SnowDome at Tamworth in Staffordshire, which was the UK's first indoor ski slope when it was opened back in 1994.

Braehead - Snow Factor

All the details on the Snow Factor indoor ski slope at Braehead near Glasgow. With its 200m long slope, the Snow Factor is the UK's longest indoor ski slope.

Castleford - Snozone

All the information on the Snozone indoor ski slope at Castleford, West Yorkshire, which features a 170m long main slope.

Milton Keynes - Snozone

All the information on the indoor ski centre at Milton Keynes - the Snozone.

Hemel Hempstead - The Snow Centre

All the details on The Snow Centre indoor ski slope at Hemel Hempstead. The UK's newest indoor ski slope, it features a 160m long main-slope and the UK's longest 'lesson' slope.

Indoor Skiing by Country

UK Indoor Skiing

Information on all of the indoor skiing centres in the Uinted Kingdom, with comparisons between the different indoor ski slopes and centres.

Latest Indoor Skiing News

Plans for Southampton Snow Dome Scrapped

August 2012. Sothamption City Council have scrapped plans for a proposed indoor skiing slope in favour of developing the site for a marine-based attraction. The snow dome had been proposed by the previous Conservative-lead council, but after Labour took charge of the council it announced it was going to scrap the original plans, saying the waterfront should be used for more water-based activities, seemingly ignoring the fact that there are already numerous water-based clubs and business already in the area, and missing a great chance to expand the appeal of the area to a new market. It would have been the first indoor ski and snowboard centre on the south coast.

Snozone becomes Snow Factor

January 2012. The Snozone indoor slope at Braehead, Glasgow, has been bought by the Scottish Ice Factor Group and will be rebranded as the Snow Factor. The centres at Castleford and Milton Keynes will remain as part of Snozone's chain of indoor slopes. More...



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