Slopes in the South of England
The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead (pictured)
London's closest indoor real snow slope is The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Here, you'll find a huge 160m long and 30m wide real snow slope which also boasts the largest indoor ski lesson slope in the UK too. This makes it ideal if you're wanting to try skiing or snowboarding before you commit to buying a holiday to the slopes of Europe.
Your skis/snowboard, boots and helmet hire are all included in the cost, and you can even hire clothing (jacket, trousers and socks) at The Snow Centre so there's no need to go out and buy anything for your visit.
Go for the full ski holiday experience and enjoy some après in the slope side Schuss Bar, or have a mountain inspired meal in The Lodge while you watch people making their turns from the large windows overlooking the slope.
Snozone, Milton Keynes
Perhaps the best known and most popular real snow indoor ski slope in the south of the UK is Snozone in Milton Keynes.
Anyone who is able to control their speed and link turns is able to purchase an unsupervised lift pass from £19.99 for four hours (including skis, boots, helmet etc.). Here you can brush up on your technique on the green (or easy blue) run-style slope.
Complete beginners must purchase a lesson and ski under the guidance of an on-site instructor before venturing off unaided, whilst kids between 3 and 15 can get in on the action via a beginner’s day course on the nursery slope.