Where . . . Gosling Sports Park Ski & Board Centre, Welwyn Garden City, Herts.

What . . . The centre offers a 160-metre dry ski slope and a 70-metre nursery slope. Recreational skiing is available for experienced skiers and boarders.

There are private and group courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers and snowboarders. There are also sessions for juniors, 50+, and freestylers.

The ski centre is open 10 a.m. to 9.p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 3-9 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and closed Mondays and Tuesday.

Other amenities . . . Tennis, football, badminton, squash, athletics, cycling, and a creche.

Price . . . Recreational skiing costs £7 per adult, per hour.

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