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Skiing and snowboarding

The UK may be a little short of snow, but your kids could well come back from a holiday ready for more!

Unless you're lucky enough to live close to the snowy mountain slopes of Scotland - such as the Cairngorms, Glencoe or Glenshee - the options for accessing the white stuff are limited.

But there are plenty of dry ski slopes across the UK, with hourly entrance fees around 8 (often including rental of equipment) and with lessons available.

Where can I find out more?
The Sport Academy has a winter sport section with tips on turning as well as getting off the dreaded ski lifts. There's info on where to go skiing and snowboarding in the UK and a guide to all the gear.

Where can I get more details about Skiing
The Ski Club of Great Britain has a handy directory of dry ski slopes.

Or you could visit Britain's largest indoor manufactured snow slope, Snozone, in Milton Keynes

Snowsport GB is the new face of the national governing body for skiing and snowboarding.

It manages the national teams and deals with professional skiers and snowboarders.




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You can stand on the touchline getting cold and wet, or you can get your kit on and keep warm. Before you know it, you're on a course and then you're writing training session plans.
- Jim Close, coach


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