Brits Hit the Dry Slopes
The ski and snowboard seasons have now come to an end, but eager Brits are apparently keeping the winter spirit alive by flocking to indoor ski centres and dry outdoor slopes to practice their technique.
Back in 2013 the National Ski and Snowboard body launched a nationwide campaign called ‘Go Ski, Go Board’, to encourage Brits to visit UK slopes, and it has proven to be a massive success.
Between April and December 2014 over 19,000 people took part in a one off session, and over 17,500 participated in a course, on a dry slope or at an indoor ski centre.
2015 has proven even more popular so far, with over 14,500 people taking part in a one off session between January and February, and nearly 13,000 people participating in a course in the same period.
It would seem that, not only are people looking to the UK for ski and snowboard breaks, but that more people are also trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or perhaps even trying to improve their technique between seasons.
There are fantastic opportunities to ski and snowboard in the UK, with the majority of real snow found in Scotland and great artificial options throughout England, the top locations include;
• Cairngor (Scotland)
• Glencoe (Scotland)
• Glenshee (Scotland)
• Nevis Range (Scotland)
• Raise (Lake District)
• Snowdome (Tamworth and Staffordshire)
• Snowzone (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and West Yorkshire)
• The Lecht (Scotland)
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