The Snow Centre
- Telephone 0844 770 7227
- Opening times Daily 7am–10pm but sessions are booked by time slot and are subject to availability.
- Food served Mon 8.30am–10pm; Tue–Thu 8.30am–11pm; Fri 8.30am–11.30pm; Sat & Sun 8am–9.30pm.
- Website www.thesnowcentre.com
This indoor ski centre is a huge refrigerated hall featuring a real snow slope, so you can get to grips with proper skiiing and snowboarding techniques, or indulge in a bit of sledging if you don't fancy anything too strenuous. Lessons are available for kids as young as three, and if you've never tried skis before a brief introductory lesson is compulsory, to ensure that you're not a danger to yourself and others. Waterproof clothing is advised, and can be rented from the centre.
Afterwards, warm up in the Lodge Bar & Restaurant with some alpine dining – the Tartiflette, a baked tart of sliced potato, cheese and bacon, will help you regain all the pounds you lost on the slopes, although there are more conventional options on the menu.