Friday 21 December 2018

5 Places You Can Hit the Slopes in the UK

Your next ski trip may be closer (& more cost effective) than you might think! There’s no need to go abroad to hit the snowy slopes. Have a look below to find 5 fantastic places where you can ski & snowboard in the UK.

1. Glenshee – Scottish Highlands

This is the largest ski resort in Scotland with 25 miles of runs & 3,504ft of mountains to explore. Glenshee spans 3 beautiful valleys & has more ski lifts (21) than anywhere else in the UK. No matter your ability there’s something for everyone. You can find everything from the encouragingly easy beginner slopes to the adrenalin-inducing pistes and open bowls. At the base of the centre, visitors can find a cosy cafĂ© & ski hire shop.

2. The Lake District Ski Club – Cumbria

The Lake District Ski Club operates a 360-metre button tow next to Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park. They have the best position for snow in the National Park and the tow means you can gain access to a substantial part of the mountain. There are up to nine runs available, depending on prevailing conditions, the longest of which is almost a mile.

3. The Lecht 2090, Aberdeenshire 

The Lecht Ski Centre in Aberdeenshire has shorter runs than other sites making it a great resort for families & beginners. There are 13 runs in total that are either marked as either beginner, intermediate or difficult. This resort lies within the Cairngorms National Park & is surrounded by fantastic scenery. 

4. Snozone, Milton Keynes

This is a fantastic choice for anyone that wants to go skiing, snowboarding & sledging all year round. Snozone in Milton Keynes is an outstanding centre with real snow slopes! They can offer lessons for both freestyle & slope skiers and are accessible for everyone, regardless of age, fitness or physical impairment.

5. Allenheads, Northumberland

Here, you can experience the thrill of skiing in the beauty of Northumberland. This centre lies at the end of the quaint village of Allenheads & is run entirely by volunteers. To use the facilities at Allenheads you must be a member, however, it’s easy to sign up and anyone can join! Have a look at their Facebook page for updates on snow conditions. 

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