Where . . . Oval Ski Club, Bebington, Wirral

What . . . The dry ski slope is located towards the back of the Oval Sports Centre. Ski tuition is available for all ages and levels, from first timers to seasoned racers. There's also a ski racing team which all members are welcome to join. Snowboarding lessons are no longer provided at the centre.

Skiers should arrive at least 15 minutes before lesson time begins to give plenty of time to get equipment and meet the instructor. Remember to wear gloves and long socks.

There is a ski shop on site providing a full range of carver skis and boots.

The Oval Sports Centre is open between September and June. Saturday mornings (10 a.m. to 1p.m.) are specifically for juniors) and Sunday evenings (5-8 p.m.) are for adults only.

Other amenities . . . The Oval Sports Centre is a multi-activity sports centre with a swimming pool, fitness suite, football pitches, tennis courses, athletics stadium, badminton, gymnastics, and trampoline.

Price . . . Annual membership costs £7 juniors, £15 seniors, and £30 families. An hour's recreational session costs £5 per person or £2 with your own equipment.

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