Ski slope closed - by snow


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A dry ski slope in Wales was forced to close early today - because of snow.

Pontypool Ski Centre features all the hallmarks of the sport, including a 230-metre main slope, a beginners' area and a ski lift.

But Torfaen Council chiefs announced that the facility, usually open until 9pm, was to close at 6pm.

The decision came as the Met Office issued a fresh snow warning for Wales.

Bosses decided that treacherous driving conditions for customers and staff as well as access for emergency services meant it would be too risky to stay open late.

A statement on the centre's Facebook page read: "We will be closing early."