This winter skiers and snowboarders of all levels can hit the slopes in London's O2 arena.

Following the success of The Ice Disco, the O2 is building London's first ever indoor artificial twin ski slope expected to be open from late November to late January. The 45-metre slopes will be open to both beginners and experienced skiers.

The Warren Smith Ski Academy will offer coaching for all levels. Ski and snowboard manufacturers, K2 and Ride, will supply top of the range equipment. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, visitors can also try out the snow tubes, which are essentially fun inflatable sledges.

Niccy Hallifax, Head of Special Events at The O2, said: "The Slopes is a fun and safe way for both experienced skiers and snowboarders to gear themselves up for the real thing or as an introduction for complete beginners. The Slopes are designed for all abilities and the snow tubes are ideal for both small and big kids alike."

The O2 arena will be themed like a winter resort, the slopes, along with real snow covered trees and a chalet will combine to offer the ultimate mountain experience. There's no shortage of amenities at the O2, with 26 bars and restaurants.

Prices start at £15 per adult per hour (ski/board rental £5) and snow tubes £8 per half hour (subject to booking fee). Tickets can be purchased at the O2 Web site or by calling 0844 856 0202.