Skiing in Wales
Skiers and snowboards do not need to travel far and spend huge amounts for lifts and accommodation to enjoy excellent skiing and snowboarding. Wales has ski resorts that offer the opportunity to learn to ski or to maintain an advanced level at affordable prices.
The Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre
The Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre is a good place for families. They offer coaching and instruction for all levels of skiers. The slope is 100 metres long and has a Poma ski lift. They guarantee good snowboarding and skiing conditions during dry weather and are also entirely floodlit for skiing and boarding in the night. The lift tickets are approximately 15.50 pounds for a day ticket in the main season.
Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre
Visitors enjoy Britain’s longest toboggan run along with a ski slope covered in PermaSnow that is suitable for skiing, tobogganing, sno-tubing and snowboarding at the Llandudno Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre. Lift tickets are approximately 13.50 pounds for a day ticket in the main season. This is a good place for young children to learn to ski. They offer group and private lessons that are suitable for the young ones. Children who have completed the first four levels of training may participate in the open practice for skiers and boarders on the main slope.
Pembrey Ski Slope
Located in Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey Ski Slope offers some of the best facilities for skiing and snowboarding in Wales. It has two lifts and day tickets during the main season are approximately 60 pounds for adults and 40 pounds for children. The main slope is 130 metres and the nursery slope is 40 metres. The slope is floodlit for night skiing and there is a mogul run as well as a nursery slope. Visitors can learn to ski and snowboard without any snow. There are other activities including a toboggan ride and mountain bike hire. Courses are for groups or individuals, and all the equipment can be hired on the spot.
Pontypool Ski Centre
There is a 230 metre run main slope as well as a beginner’s area and a Poma ski lift at the Pontypool Ski Centre. It offers open skiing times as well as a ski school with instructors for every level of skier and snowboarder. Lift ticket prices range from nine pounds for children for two hours to 50 pounds for adults for five sessions. All equipment can be rented at the facility. The Centre is open to the public during the winter season. New beginners must have at least three lessons before they can join the open skiing session.
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