With the surfacing of numerous indoor snow centres in the UK over the last two decades, and their offer of authentic snow, dry ski slopes have become somewhat of the unloved older sibling. Here at Mpora we think that’s a crying shame because dry ski slopes, although far from perfect, have been a gateway to mountain skiing for so many people (ourselves included) that we think it’s about time someone made a song and dance about them for a change.
Rather than sit here and just list every dry slope centre in the UK, we’ve decided to cherry-pick some of the most well-known ones around. Even if your local one isn’t listed here, we’d still recommend you head on down to your nearest dry slope once in a while.
These centres are by no means perfect replications of alpine slopes, far from it in fact, but a visit to them will certainly help you to build up your confidence and get used to turning and moving at speed on skis (or a snowboard, if that’s your weapon of choice). They’re also consistently cheaper than the indoor snow centres. Just don’t fall over, OK. It will really, really, hurt. Or so we’re told. We obviously never fall over *looks around sheepishly*.