Where . . . Ski Kidsgrove, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent

What . . . The slope is set within the mature grounds of Bathpool Park. It stretches 85 metres long and is served by a button lift. The slope is fully floodlit and operates in all weathers.

Recreational skiing is only available to club members. No membership is required for ski lessons; ski instructors are qualified and registered with Snowsport England.

For beginners there is a programme of three 1.5-hour lessons over a three-week period and one-hour intermediate lessons to improve skiing technique. Private and group bookings can be arranged to suit individual circumstances.

The centre is open 7-9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 2-5 p.m. Saturdays; and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Other amenities . . . There is a ski lodge with tea shop. The club also organises social events such as bike rides, club walks, camping weekends, and club holidays.

Price . . . Club membership costs £8 adults and £4 juniors.

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