Where . . . Bromley Ski Centre, Orpington, Kent

What . . . This year-round centre has a 120-metre-long main slope served by two lifts and is complete with a mogul run to test the most accomplished skier. Beginners will find a nursery slope with a gentle gradient and taster sessions to get to grips with the basics.

Ramps and rails are erected Tuesday evenings (7-10 p.m.) for freeskiers and snowboarders. There's also a new quarter-pipe.

Private and group lessons are available for most ages and all levels. There are also themed weeks: family weeks, improvers' weeks, and ski safari.

The centre is open 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-Thurs; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Satudays; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

Other amenities . . . A fully licensed bar with catering facilities.

Prices . . . Recreational skiing/snowboarding costs £10 for one hour or £14 for two hours.

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