Britain currently has five indoor snow centres, including the SNO!zones in Milton Keynes, Castleford near Leeds and braehead near Glasgow, with a sixth due to open next month, providing an invaluable service for the country's millions of skiers who see precious little real snow falling from the skies each year.

The indoor snow centres are used by thousands of people each month to learn to ski, perfect technique or just have fun with a regular snow fix.

Pictured is a staff member from SNO!zone Castleford enjoying his lunch breaks doing what they do best......riding!