Where . . . Sandown Sports Club, Esher

What . . . The main slope, with its own button lift, is 120 metres long with a left-hand bend. The four nursery slopes range from 10 to 80 metres long.

There are private lessons, courses, and learn-to-ski days for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Open practice is only for experienced skiers and snowboarders, those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ringos, a type of snowtubing, are a popular choice with children aged 6 to 14. Youngsters can also enjoy the foam filled sledges for ages 6-11.

Open practice is available 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 1-3 p.m. at weekends. Evening practise is also available; phone to confirm days/times.

Other amenities . . . Other amenities include ringos, sledging, two picnic areas, and a clubhouse/bar with children's menu.

Price . . . An hour's open practice including all equipment costs £12 adults; £8 juniors.  

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