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    Skiing in England - anyone tried it?


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    Evening all,

    The Winter Olympics has rekindled my urge to ski again...

    I've read about several ski resorts in England. Apparently there are about 5 or 6. 1 in the lakes as the remainder in the Northern Pennines. Click image for larger version. 

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    I looked today expecting there to be no skiing (we've had very little snow here other than a light dusting on the very tops) but the Lakes run (called Raise) has plenty of snow and good skiing! It's only 2.5hrs on a good run from here so I'm tempted to give it a go. Has anyone else tried them?

    They have button lifts and are obviously limited for run length.

    This is a shot from yesterday's cam at Raise...

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      Go for it, let us know how you get on
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      Looks like Sheffield's closer to you.
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      Looks like Sheffield's closer to you.
      Sheffield ski village was a dry ski slope as it's closed down now. A real shame as I used to go there in the 90's when I was a student. There's a dry slope in Halifax - I might give it a go soon.

      Raise is outside on real snow - I may well give it a go when I'm next off at the weekend and I'll report back!
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      Those ski slopes in the northern Pennines in Cumbria/Durham/Northumberland, consist of one tow lift each I think, and need a sustained cold and snowy spell to be operative i.e. not this winter (so far).

      E.g. At Yad Moss, Allenheads.
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      Sheffield ski village was a dry ski slope as it's closed down now. A real shame as I used to go there in the 90's when I was a student. There's a dry slope in Halifax - I might give it a go soon.

      Raise is outside on real snow - I may well give it a go when I'm next off at the weekend and I'll report back!
      I thought Sheffield was a Snow Dome.

      Hang on............ it is a Snow Dome. http://www.snowdome.co.uk/ski-snowboard/
      Exiled amongst the red and white, at the wrong end of the A/M27. (P)

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      I thought Sheffield was a Snow Dome.

      Hang on............ it is a Snow Dome. http://www.snowdome.co.uk/ski-snowboard/
      That's Tanworth in the Midlands. The snow village in Sheffield has closed due to a fire destroying one of main buildings.

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      That's Tanworth in the Midlands. The snow village in Sheffield has closed due to a fire destroying one of main buildings.

      Chill factor ar Manc is alright but not very long and always heaving...
      Yup, I went to one of these indoor places in London, they charge £35 odd quid and by the time you've paid train fare and for other bits and bobs you end up spending near enough a hundred quid and to be honest its not worth it anyway its a tiny little slope and if you've been skiing properly somewhere its a real let down, think I'd just prefer to save and go on a cheap holiday in France or Switzerland or even Scotland, although Scotland is surprisingly expensive and weather conditions can be exceptionally bad even when it snows. (High winds & low visibility)

      Although if you can afford it, which one upon a time I could, Finland is a stunning place to ski.
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      I really enjoyed Sierra Nevada in Spain. The slopes were a bit limited but in the near constant sun shine it was so warm - you could have skied in a t shirt if you wanted.
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      Yep. Sheffield, as mentioned, Newhaven!, and in Wales, Merthyr Tydfil.

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