Where . . . Bearsden Ski Club, Glasgow, Scotland

What . . . The centre has three dendex slopes incorporating a 100-metre main slope, nursery slope, and a state-of-the-art freeride park, all served by a tow lift.

The slopes are open daily and available to members and non-members alike, as are the lessons. Recreational skiers, snowboarders, and snowbladers must be able to demonstrate a level of competence on the slopes and use the lift.

The freeride slope hosts a number of well established events each year. A new rail has been added to the existing kickers and quarter-pipe.

Every level of ski/snowboard instruction is available from beginners to expert level, as well as family lessons. Snowtubing and tobogganing is a popular choice for children's parties.

The Bearsden Ski Race Club has more than 60 racers aged 7 to 17. Race training is held on Wednesday evenings throughout the year and on Sundays between September and December. Qualified racers with expereience up to National Squad level offer coaching on the mat and on snow - in Scotland and at race camps in the Alps.

Other amenities . . . An Alpine bar and Cafe Alpine, a ski gear shop, and a gym.

Price . . . Two hours' recreational skiing/snowboarding costs £18 adults and £10 children, including equipment hire.

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