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While the U.K. might not be known for snow skiing, there are a few dry and real snow slopes where you can practice your skills before you go on holiday. These slopes are located throughout England, so you'll never have to travel far for a quick day of snow sports.
You won't be alone in your skiing enthusiasm. Great Britain is home to many skiers, and you can even just an enthusiasts club. These clubs bring together skiers of all ages and skill levels, helping answer your questions, seek out new ski venues, or even just find a friend to hit the slopes with. They can even help you find the best ski resorts for your next trip. and they can provide snow reports so you'll always know the latest conditions before you hit the slopes.
If you've never skied before, you might want to schedule a day of lessons. A qualified instructor can quickly teach you the basics, especially the all-important skills of turning, controlling your speed, and stopping. After you've learned the basics, you can spend the rest of your ski vacation enjoying the trails, or you can take more advanced lessons and continue to build your skills.
Once you have your skills honed, you have the advantage of being close to many world-class ski regions. With just a short trip, you can easily schedule a ski holiday in France, the Alps, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, or Germany. In each of these great ski regions, you can find resorts that cater to your skill level, budget, and other interests. You can stay in a 5-star resort and be completely pampered during your holiday, or you can be more adventurous and book an igloo or a rustic cabin.
When booking your ski holiday, there are a number of factors that will affect your cost: accommodations, transportation, meals, lift tickets, taxes and tips, and lessons or instructions (if applicable). You can shop around to get the best deals on many of these items. Sometimes you can get a better price by booking a complete package, while other times you'll want to book each individually. Plan ahead to get the best prices; if you are booking in the off-season, you can often get a good rate on next season's prices.