Indoor snow centres are year-round, weather-reliable destinations. They are growing in popularity and complexity, with the larger centres now resembling full mountain resorts rather than just straight slopes.
The UK's indoor snow centres are great places to learn to ski or to brush up on your ski skills before your winter holiday. Many offer great value-for-money courses allowing skiers and snowboarders to maximise their ski time when in the mountains. The freestyle scene at indoor slopes is also thriving.
The innovative youth charity, Snow Camp, tours the indoor centres supporting inner-city youngy people, introducing them to skiing and snowboarding at indoor and artificial ski slopes.
OnTheSnow has compiled a list of real-snow indoor ski centres and outdoor artificial slopes in the UK.
Indoor ski centres in UK:
Chill Factore, Manchester
SnOasis, Great Blakenham
The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead
Xscape Yorkshire, Castleford
Xscape Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
Xscape Braehead, Glasgow
Dry ski centres in the UK:
We've also gathered information about all the indoor ski centres in Europe.
Indoor ski centres in Europe:
France: Snowhall, Amneville
Spain: SnowZone, Madrid
Finland: Kymppi Arena, Leppavirta