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Skiing in Cumbria

There are two major options in terms of skiing in Cumbria - dry slope skiing or skiing on real snow! There are two main options for real snow skiing - at Raise and at Yad Moss.

Skiing at Raise Cumbria.
The slopes at Raise are about 25 miles SouthWest of Helvellyn and usually offer several months of skiing per year. The downside is that it is not suitable for beginners and involves a long walk from the nearest parking. You have to become a member of the Lake District Ski Club to use the facilites www.ldscsnowski.co.uk. Both skiiers and snowboarders are welcome.

Skiing at Yad Moss Cumbria.
The facilities for skiing at Yad Moss have recently been upgraded and the results are impressive. The longest lift in England and a brand new daylodge mean that Yad Moss is one of England's premier ski mountains. Long wide slopes anyd varied terrain are ideal for snow boarders and skiers alike. However, the long lift and fairly steep slopes make this mountain less suitable for beginners.

Dry Slope Skiing Cumbria.

Kendal Ski Club (0845 6345 173) offer an 80 metre dry ski slope. The club is staffed by volunteers and Instructors are qualified through Snowsport England. The club offers recreational skiing for all ages and abilities (members only) as well as ski instruction.

Carlisle Snowsports Club (01228 810696) has 50 metre and 25 metres slopes. They cater for all abilities and have fully qualified Instructors. Adult ski lessons start at £10 per hour.

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