Where . . . Knockhatch Ski & Snowboard Centre, Hailsham

What . . . Knockhatch Adventure Park is surrounded by 80 acres of countryside. One of the attractions on offer is the dry ski centre.

The main ski slope measures 110 metres and is accessed via a draglift. There are also two nursery slopes accessed by a separate draglift. The dry 'powder pac' slope surface is lubricated with a mist for better performance.

First-timers can learn on a separate slope before progressing to the nursery slope. Snowboarders and advanced skiers can practice tricks on the ridge and jumps.

There are a range of lessons on offer: the ski tester sessions offer an easy introduction to the gear and slopes for £20; the beginner course is three 90-minute sessions for £66; private lessons cost £42.50 per person; family lessons are £100 for a family of four; penguin lessons are 30-minute one-to-one instruction for youngsters aged 5-8; and school and youth groups can also be arranged.

Knockhatch is open November to mid-April each year: closed Mondays and Tuesday; open 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

Other amenities . . . Clubhouse serving hot and cold snacks and a ski shop stocking the latest gear. Knockhatch Adventure Park features rides, attractions, and events for families.

Price . . . An hour's open practice costs £12 per skier; £15 per snowboarder.

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