Aside from the odd flurry here and there, we don’t tend to get huge amounts of snow in the UK. Well, rarely enough to go skiing on anyway! So it’s a good job there are fantastic venues around the country like the Snowdome in Tamworth, offering a real snow experience without having to wait for the temperature to drop.
The Snowdome in Tamworth was Britain’s first real snow indoor skiing venue in Britain, with the first full-size slope. Since opening in 1994 it’s been the go-to place for skiers looking to recreate their Alpine adventures, with a great location that’s pretty much smack-bang in the middle of the country.
But did you know that there’s so much more to do at the Snowdome in Tamworth than just skiing? Here’s our rundown of the fantastic activities they have on offer in Tamworth:
The sledging activities at the Snowdome are aimed at younger kids, and because the sledges have been specially designed for little ones they limit it to ages 3-7. Mums and Dads can go into the area to watch/help carry the sledges back to the top of the slope!
Of course, we can’t talk about a Snowdome without mentioning the skiing, as it’s got some of the best facilities in the UK. You can take Beginner or Improver lessons, or really perfect your technique with a private lesson that’s just under an hour.
You can even ‘learn to ski in a day’, which is great if you’ve already booked a skiing holiday and need to learn quick! Disability Snowsport UK have also started lessons at the Snowdome in Tamworth, with adapted equipment for both standing up and sitting down skiers.
There’s so much snow fun to be had here, whatever the weather’s doing outside. So wrap up warm and get stuck in!
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Whether you’re a ‘goofy’ or regular rider, you can really make the most of the fluffy fake snow in the Snowdome to perfect your jumps and carves.
There are loads of lessons to choose from, either in classes or one-to-one tuition, which include equipment hire. Or if you’ve got your own gear, bring that along and just pay for slope time.
There’s two tubing activities for kids at the Snowdome – Junior Tubing and Tiny Tubing. The first is for 6-12 year olds, the second is for 3-7 year olds. Both sessions are for 30 minutes, and all you need to bring along is warm clothing for the little ones (and yourself, if you’re planning to stand in the viewing area).
If you’re not so steady on skis and not sure about snowboarding, how about giving tobogganing a go? Anyone can do it – all you have to do is hold on tight as you whizz down the 170 metre main slope of real snow! It’s a great family activity as you can share a toboggan with the kids (as long as they’re over 5 years old/taller than 1 metre) and there’s no skill involved, just gravity!
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