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Dry Slopes

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I am going away in Feb and have a few dry slopes near me, but am 3 hours away from any indoor slopes. I have looked at Plymouth dry slope but can see any reviews from within the last year. I am also close to Bristol. Can anybody recommend a good dry slope near by or used one? or is it worth biting the bullet and driving a 6 hour round trip for 2 hours on an indoor slope?
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Hi @sutty14uk,
FWIW My wife and children had a fun session of learning to snowboard at the Plymouth slope in August. They found it all running fairly smoothly and thought that it was underused. I'm not sure if that still applies, now that the season is underway.
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I've been doing a 4 hour trip from Essex to Milton Keynes for SWMBO's ski lessons, but I think it's worth it. I'd do the indoor snow dome first, then try out the dry slope, so you can decide for yourself @sutty14uk.
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If you're near Bristol the obvious dry slope choice is Gloucester, otherwise Churchill or Pontypool.

I learnt at Pontypool years ago but haven't been for a long time, so guess Gloucester is your best bet.

If you're happy with dry-slope skiing they're an excellent place to learn/practice
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Geoffers, is the Gloucester slope any good?
I have been to Tamworth and MK domes but never ski’d on dry slopes.
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sutty14uk wrote:
Geoffers, is the Gloucester slope any good?
I have been to Tamworth and MK domes but never ski’d on dry slopes.


its probably one of the better dry slopes TBH
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Yes Gloucester is one of the better dry slopes in the country. While skiing at an indoor snow slope has some advantages, if you're having to travel for three hours to get there you'll be much better offer spending that travel time skiing on a dry slope.
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@sutty14uk, sorry - didn't spot your post count: it's traditional here to welcome new peeps to the madhouse called Snowheads, so _welcome_ snowHead

As others have said - Gloucester is one of the best, and it can be sublime if you're lucky to get some of the white stuff too: one of my best memories was skiing off-piste under a full moon on the adjacent golf-course in the winter of 1981/2

Dendix etc slopes are a great surface to learn on - have a look at where Dave Ryding trained and see where it got him.

However there are a few caveats...
    If you've only skiid on snow it can seem quite difficult at first, as it's less forgiving to ski on but is worth persevering with
    Best skiid on a miserable wet day for least friction - Gloucester does have a misting system which helps
    It can hurt a bit if you fall, so some tough old overtrousers are a must and be prepared for some bruises on your ar$e
    Watch out for your thumbs if you fall - easy to catch them in the matting (google Dendix thumb). One theory (which I never tried) is to sew the thumb & finger of your gloves together, so you can still grip a pole but can't catch your thumb
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I learnt how to ski on snow but how to really ski on plastic. i was in a ski race club. it produced some really good skiers.
I'd prefer plastic on a damp cold day to a fridge. it's cheaper less crowded and you get back up to the top quicker
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