Where . . . Ackers Adventure, Birmingham

What . . . The centre has three floodlit synthetic bristle matting slopes available for use throughout the year. The main slope is approximately 100 metres long and incorporates a ramp jump area and accessed by a button ski lift. There are also two 30-metre nursey slopes, one for snowboard lessons and the other for starter ski lessons.

Skiing/Snowboarding lessons and courses are offered all year round for all levels. Recreational skiing is available to experienced skiers who can link turns, stop, and use lifts.

There is also a 25-metre toboggan slope available for anyone under 12 years and costs £3 per half hour.

Other amenities . . . Climbing, canoeing, archery, first aid courses, the Jungle Challenge, and activity days.

Price . . . An hour's recreational skiing costs £13 per adult; £10 per junior.

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