The most obvious thing to remember when heading to an indoor snowcentre is that it will be cold! Most of the centres are held at around -5oC so you will need to wear warm clothes when you go. Try to make sure they are clothes that allow good movement as you will be doing sporty activities when you are there and you don’t want to be wearing too bulky or chafing clothes.
Layering is a great way of keeping warm and still being able to move freely. This also means you can take off layers if you get warm while doing your ski lesson, for example.
Even though you can go along to a snowcentre without a ‘proper’ ski jacket or trousers, it is a good idea to buy these especially if you are taken lessons before going on your snowsports holiday. This means that you will be able to get used to your clothing in the more controlled environment of the indoor snowdome before heading out into the weather on the slopes.
If you are just going along for a fun day out and have no ski holiday plans, then ski wear can be hired for an extra charge at the venues.
Don’t forget your ski gloves!
However, there are a couple of items that CAN’T be hired at the venues (for hygiene reasons) which are SKI GLOVES and SKI SOCKS. Ski gloves are also essential wear when you go to the venues so you really must have a pair before being let on the artificial slopes for skiing or snowboarding.These can be bought (along with other ski wear) at the snowcentres. For example, at the various indoor snowdomes there are: Snow and Rock, Quicksilver, Dare2b, and Ellis Brigham. All of these stores have great winter sports gear. However, check these shops out online first if you need some ski and snowboard gloves as you will often get a better deal on a lot of their products.
What about Skis, Snowboards, Boots, Poles, Helmets etc? See what ski gear you need for indoor ski centres in the UK.