Days out: Forget the slopes. Head for the domes

Practice your snow-ploughs in England
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Snozone (01908 230260; www.snozonemk.co.uk). A basic package including use of slope, skis or boards, boots and helmets, costs £15-£20 per hour for adults (16 years plus), depending on the time you go; family packages cost £55 for two adults and two children (aged three to 15 years).

Snozone (01908 230260; www.snozonemk.co.uk). A basic package including use of slope, skis or boards, boots and helmets, costs £15-£20 per hour for adults (16 years plus), depending on the time you go; family packages cost £55 for two adults and two children (aged three to 15 years). Reduced rates are available for Snozone Club members. Clothing can be rented but you must take your own gloves. Group lessons cost from £25 per hour for adults (maximum 10), £20 for children. Snowdome (08705 000011; www.snowdome.co.uk). Entrance £24 per hour per adult, £15 per child (up to 16 years). Group lessons, £20 for adults, £14 for children. The Ski Club of Great Britain (0845 458 0783; info@skiclub.co.uk) has a free fact sheet with details of dry slopes throughout the country. It also runs a series of instructional day courses around Britain for beginners and early intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders.

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