Where . . . SnowWorld Landgraaf, The Netherlands

What . . . SnowWorld Landgraaf is one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world. Its five slopes are served by eight lifts, including a six-person chairlift. It is the only indoor ski area with an official FIS-slope and organises official FIS World Cup competitions.

The longest slope in SnowWorld Landgraaf has a descent of 520 metres and is popular with intermediates and advanced skier and snowboarders. It is also home to one of the world's largest indoor funparks with several kickers, rails, and grinds.

For beginners SnowWorld offers two practice slopes. There's also a children's ski area ‘Milka Kinderland'. SnowWorld has lessons and courses for all levels, including the Kinderschool Snowy for the youngest skiers. For a perfect snow condition, the temperature in the hall is constantly -5 degrees Celsius so warm clothing is a must.

SnowWorld Landgraaf is open 9 a.m. to midnight (Mon-Fri) and 8 a.m. to midnight (Sat and Sun) between Oct. 1 and March 31; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Mon-Sat) April 1 to Sept. 30.

Non-Skiing Activities . . . Tubing and airboarding is also possible but has to be reserved in advance and is only possible if there are enough people.

Food/Shops . . . There are four ski bars featuring live music, DJs, and sun terraces. The three restaurants include self-service, a la carte, and fondue. The complex is also home to the four-star Hotel SnowWorld Landgraaf.

Prices . . . A one-hour lift pass costs €19.50 adults; €16.50 children. Gear rental is extra (€6.50 adults; €4.50 children). Ski lessons start at €7.50 for adults.