Indoor Skiing UK and Dry Ski Slope Directory

A directory of every indoor skiing UK centre and dry ski slope, supplemented by their contact details and location on Google Maps. You might also be interested in ski lift passes.

Indoor skiing is great because you can do it at any time of year and the snow is close to the real thing. Dry ski slopes use special mesh instead of snow, but it’s often outdoor and a more open experience. Both types are scattered all over the UK, so I thought it was about time to make a directory of them all incorporating Google Maps, so they’re easy to find. This indoor skiing uk directory couldn’t have been as extensive as it is, without the help of people commenting and suggesting additions. If there are any missing, or you have an update, please add a comment and I’ll make an update.

Indoor Skiing UK

The indoor skiing UK options are mostly in England. They’re generally centres offering other entertainment such as ice skating, along with skiing. They usually use a close resemblance to actual snow that’s kept by the interior conditions, which couldn’t be maintained outside. See the map below for all your indoor skiing UK areas, remember you can zoom in to the marker’s exact location and click on the marker for directions from wherever you live.
Link to Indoor Skiing UK map

1. Xscape Braehead, Kings Inch Road, Braehead, Renfrew, PA4 8XQ
Telephone: 0871 200 3222 | Hours: 09:00 – 23:00 (Daily)

2. Chill Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Manchester, M41 7JA
Telephone: 0161 749 2222 | Hours: 09:00 to 23:00 (Daily)

3. Xscape Castleford, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, Yorkshire, WF10 4TA
Telephone: 0871 200 3221 | Hours: 09:00 to 23:00 (Daily)

4. Ski Village, 4 Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ
Telephone: 0114 276 9459 | Hours: 14:00 to 22:00 (Wed-Fri), 10:00 to 19:00 (Weekends)

5. SnOasis, Great Blakenham, Suffolk
Telephone: 020 7491 4634 | Hours: Due to open in 2012

6. Snowdome, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND
Telephone: 08705 000 011 | Hours: 09:00 to 23:00 (Daily)

7. Xscape Milton Keynes, 602 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS
Telephone: 0871 200 3220 | Hours: 09:00 to 23:00 (Daily)

8. The Snow Centre, St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 9NH
Telephone: 0845 258 900 | Hours: 09.00 to 22.15 (Mon-Thu, Sat & Sun) 09:00 to 23:00 (Fri)

Cornwall Winter Park, Address currently undisclosed.
Telephone: TBA | Hours: Opening Date TBA

UK Dry Ski Slopes

Besides indoor skiing uk, there are also outdoor dry ski slopes, which are artificial and made of a special mesh which resembles a ski slope. They are generally outdoor, so bear the weather in mind when you’re going. Below on the map, all the UK dry slopes are marked. Zoom in to get a clearer view and click the markers for more info.
Link to Dry Ski Slopes map

1. Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend, Biggar Road, near Edinburgh, EH10 7DU
Telephone: 0131 445 4433 | Hours: 09:30 to 21:00 (Mon-Sat) 09:30 to 19:00 (Sun)

2. Glasgow Ski Centre, Bellahouston Park, 16 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow, G41 5BW
Telephone: 0141 427 4991 | Hours: Check site

3. Knockbracken Ski Centre, 20 Ballymaconaghy Road, Belfast, Antrim
Telephone: 1232 795 666 | Hours: Phone for details

4. Golf And Ski Centre, Tullymoyra Lane, Silverwood, Lurgan, Craigavon, Armagh, BT66 6NG
Telephone: 028 3832 6606 | Hours: Phone for details

5. Sportsman Inn & Leisure, Bradford Old Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6UG
Telephone: 01422 340 760 | Hours: Check site

6. Llandudno Ski Centre, John Nike Complex, Great Orme, Llandudno, LL30 2QL
Telephone: 01492 874 707 | Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Daily)

7. Ski Club of Ireland, Kilternan, Co. Dublin
Telephone: 01 295 5658 | Hours: Check site

8. Kidsgrove Ski Centre, Bathpool Park, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4EF
Telephone: 01782 784 908 | Hours: Check site

9. Stoke Ski Centre, Festival Way, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5PU
Telephone: 01782 204 159 | Hours: Check site

10. Swadlincote Ski Centre, Hill Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8LP
Telephone: 01283 217 200 | Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Daily)

11. Norfolk Ski Club, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8TW
Telephone: 01603 662 781 | Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Mon-Fri & Sun) 10:00 to 19:00 (Sat)

12. The Ackers, Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0LG.
Telephone: 0121 772 5111 | Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00 to 17:00 (Weekends)

13. Gosling Ski and Board Centre, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6XE
Telephone: 01707 384 384 | Hours: 12:00 to 21:00 (Mon-Fri) 09:00 to 16:00 (Weekends)

14. Cardiff Ski Centre, 198 Fairwater Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3JR
Telephone: 02920 561 793 | Hours: Check site

15. Bracknell Ski Slope, John Nike Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8TN
Telephone: 01344 789 002 | Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Daily)

16. Sandown Sports, More Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8AN
Telephone: 01372 467 132 | Hours: Check site

17. Chatham Ski Centre, Chatham Ski Centre, Alpine Park, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3JH
Telephone: 01634 827 979 | Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Daily)

18. Christ’s College Ski Club, Larch Avenue, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1JY
Telephone: 01483 504 988 | Hours: 09.00 to 22.30 (Mon-Fri & Sun), 09:00 to 16:30 (Sat)

19. Alpine Snow Sports, Gallwey Road, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 2DD
Telephone: 01252 325 889 | Hours: 10:15 to 21:45 (Mon-Fri), 12.15 to 18.30 (Weekends)

20. Southampton Alpine Centre, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 7AY
Telephone: 02380 790 970 | Hours: Check site

21. Knockhatch Ski & Snowboard Centre, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, BN27 3GD
Telephone: 01323 843 344 | Hours: 18:00 to 21:00 (Mon-Fri) 10:00 to 18:00 (Weekends)

22. Plymouth Ski & Snowboard Centre, Alpine Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8LQ
Telephone: 01752 600 220 | Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Daily)

23. Suffolk Ski Centre, Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 UK
Telephone: 01473 602 347 | Hours: Check site

24. Brentwood Ski Centre, Warley Gap, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3DP
Telephone: 01277 211 994 | Hours: Check site

25. Bassingbourn Snowsport Centre, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5LX
Telephone: 08450 728 293 | Hours: Check site

26. Christchurch Ski Centre, Matchams Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6AW
Telephone: 01202 499 155 | Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Fri), 09:00 – 23:00 (Sat), 09:00 – 22:00 (Sun)

27. Bromley Ski Centre, Sandy Lane, St. Paul’s Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3HY.
Telephone: 01689 876 812 | Hours: 12:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Thu), 10:00 – 22:00 (Fri), 09:00 – 19:00 (Sat), 09:00 – 20:00 (Sun)

28. Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, GL4 6EA
Telephone: 01452 874842 | Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Wed), 10:00 – 18:30 (Thu) 10:00 – 22:00 (Fri), 00:00 – 18:00 (Sat/Sun)

29. Pendle Ski Club, Clitheroe Road, Sabden, Lancashire, BB7 9HN
Telephone: 01200 425222 | Hours: Vary (See site)

30. Kendal Ski Club, Canal Head North, Kendal, LA9 7BY
Telephone: 0845 6345 173 | Hours: See site

31. Pontypool, Civic Centre, Pontypool, NP4 6YB
Telephone: 01495 756955 | Hours: Vary (See site)

32. Ski Rossendale, Haslingden Old Road, Rossendale, BB4 8RR
Telephone: 01706 226457 | Hours: 13:00 – 21:00 (Mon-Fri), 13:00 – 17:00 (Sat), 09:00 – 17:00 (Sun)

33. Sunderland Ski Centre, Silksworth Sports Complex, Silksworth, Tyne & Wear, SR2 3AW
Telephone: 0191 553 5785 | Hours: Vary (See site)

34. Bowles, Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9LW
Telephone: 01892 665665 | Hours: See site

35. Folkestone Ski Centre, Radnor Park Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5HX
Telephone: 01303 850333 | Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00 – 18:00 (Sat/Sun)

36. Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1BR
Telephone: 023 8089 2077 | Hours: See site

37. Avon Ski & Action Centre, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, North Somerset, BS25 5PQ
Telephone: 01934 852335 | Hours: See site

38. Dorset Snowsport Centre, Warmwell Road, Dorset, DT2 8JE
Telephone: 01305 853 245 | Hours: See site

39. Swansea Ski Centre, Upper Bank, Swansea, SA1 7DB
Telephone: 01792 645639

40. Clifton Hill Sports Centre, Belmont Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2DJ
Telephone: 01392 253353 | Hours: See site

41. Oval Ski Club, Wirral, Liverpool, Merseyside, CH63 7LF
Telephone: 0151 645 2452 | Hours: See site

42. Telford Snowboard & Ski Centre, Court Street, Madeley, Telford, TF7 5DZ
Telephone: 01952 382688 | Hours: See site

Tignes and Val D’Isere Still Packed with Snow

One of my colleagues Thomas Moulton trekked out to the two gorgeous French resorts of Tignes and Val D’Isere a few weeks back and was eager to get some words out about his adventures. And no, the photo isn’t from twenty years ago.

Looking sharp

Tignes (26th March 2008)

Club Med’s legendary welcome was evident with cheery Club Med G.O.’s [Gracious Organisers] dispensing mulled wine and hot dogs by the entrance. The Village is next to the lifts and pistes suitable for all standards. At reception we were met by Jaclyn McCabe, a friendly Durham graduate from Middlesbrough. After a successful winter, Jaclyn was looking forward to a summer season with Club Med in the Caribbean. We also met the Tignes Chef de Village Jean Marc, not from Middlesbrough but just as friendly and efficient. Jaclyn later explained that Jean Marc can really turn the atmosphere on, has a great voice and talent for acting which is all part of Club Med’s entertainment program. After a magnificent lunch, we were given a tour. Particularly impressive are the large number of single rooms, the abundance of staff for the kids in the Mini and Junior Club, the qualified instruction and Spa facilities.

Val d’Isere (27th March 2008)

If the Tignes property was impressive, the Val d’Isere goes one better. Decorated in more traditional style, the Val d’Isere Club Med is more like an Alpine Chalet with lots of wood. Thick carpets in the dining room also provide a more intimate atmosphere. The facilities including the bedrooms (all en suite and with plasma TV), gym, Turkish baths, sauna, disco and bar, were then shown to us, this time by Julie Bonot who previously worked in a smart hotel in Lyon and with a restaurant boasting many Michelin stars. As usual we had a sumptuous lunch leaving us feeling content and a little rounder. We then met the Chef de Village JC, who looked similar to his Tignes colleague – a sort of fun French Brad Pitt lookalike.

Despite a busy schedule of hosting 500 guests and managing instructors, chefs, DJs, barmen et al, JC still had time to have a poke at us about the previous evening’s England-France football match. Like the rest of the staff, he engendered a good atmosphere which includes a daily round of apr├Ęs ski shows, stand up comedy, theme nights, cabaret and more. Participation is optional but if you want to join in, pack something in preparation. During the day guests are equally well looked after, a great bonus is the qualified instruction for all levels and one of the reasons why Club Med maintains a solid lead on imitators. Overall it’s good value and if clients are looking for quality accommodation food and skiing and not needing their own chalet, it doesn’t get any better.

- Thomas Moulton