Where . . . Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland
What . . . The centre has four artificial slopes: the 100-metre snowflex alpine slope with two tow lifts; the dendex slope with two tow lifts; the 35-metre nursery slope with magic carpet lift (travelator); and the tubing slope.
A variety of ski and snowboard lessons are available to all ages and levels, from beginner taster sessions to advanced freestyle technique.
Snowtubing on large inflatable rings requires no skill and is popular with children and adults alike.
Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available at the shack at the bottom of the slopes.
Open sessions are available 12-10 p.m. Monday to Friday and 12-5 p.m. at weekends. Wednesday night is Freestyle Night, 7-10 p.m.
Other amenities . . . Football activities and birthday parties.
Price . . . Open sessions cost £12 adults; £8 juniors and students. All prices include equipment hire.