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Dry slope skiing practice

Pre-Holiday Skiing by Mountain & Tradition

UK and Ireland Ski Centres

Ski in the UK and Ireland before your Les Gets holiday

For beginner skiers, Day One on the slopes can seem pretty daunting, but it really doesn't have to be. By booking a few dry-slope lessons at ski centres in the UK and Ireland, during the weeks before you head out to Les Gets, you can build up your confidence and get a solid grasp of the fundamentals, while having fun on the slopes and heightening that pre-holiday anticipation and excitement.

There are many ski centres in the UK and Ireland, so you won't have to travel too far in order to find a good facility with qualified ski instructors. Beginning with an introductory session, a short course in skiing will cover the basics (how to put your boots and skis on, how to establish good posture) before moving on to the core techniques of skiing: the 'snowplough', stopping, simple turns etc.

If you've been skiing before, that doesn't mean you won't benefit from visiting a UK and Ireland ski centre before your Les Gets holiday begins. An hour or two on a dry-slope can help dust off the cobwebs and make sure that you hit the pistes ready to go on your first morning. As you cruise off the top of the Chavannes Express chair lift, it's good to feel confident that you have a couple of refresher sessions under your belt.

Find your nearest UK and Ireland Ski Centre

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Ski Centres in your Area


Cardiff Ski Centre

198 Fairwater Road
CF5 3JR,
+44 29 2056 1793

Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre

John Nike Leisuresport Complex,
Great Orme,
LL30 2LR,
+44 1492 874707

South West England

Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre

Alpine Park
PL6 8LW,
+44 1752 600220

Mendip Snowsport Centre

Lyncombe Drive
North Somerset
BS25 5PQ,
+44 1934 852335

South East England

Sandown Ski Centre

More Lane
KT10 8AN,
+44 1372 467132

Bromley Ski & Snowboard Centre

Sandy La
BR5 3HY,
+44 1689 876812

The Midlands

Swadlincoste Ski and Snowboard Centre

Sir Herbert Wragg Way
DE11 8LP,
+44 1283 217200

Northern England

Stoke Ski Centre

Festival Way
Festival Park,
ST1 5PU,
+44 1782 204159

Runcorn Ski Centre

Town Park
Palace Fields,
WA7 6PT,
+44 1928 701965

Ya Moss Ski Centre

CA9 3HB,
+44 1228 561634
Caution: Yad Moss itself has no postcode but can be found about 1 mile south east of CA9 3HB.


Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre

Bellahouston Park
16 Dumbreck Road,
G41 5BW,
+44 141 427 4991

Glenshee Ski Centre

AB35 5XU,
+44 1339 741320

Lecht Ski Centre

Lecht Ski Centre
AB36 8YP,
+44 1975 651440


Ski Club of Ireland

County Wicklow
+353 (01) 295 5658

Glen Sports Centre

The Glen
County Cork
+353 (021) 455 0511

Ski Centre Dublin

County Dublin
+353 (01) 293 0588

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