UK Dry-Slope Opening Details

SHRED THREAD // 3rd Jul 2020

3rd Jul 2020

πŸ“Έ: Lewis McClean

While most people are excited to drink their first draught beer in months this weekend, at Planks Clothing we are stoked to see dry-slopes beginning to open their doors for summer shredding. So, we have put together the most up-to-date list of which dry-slopes are open for you all.

We've also featured three of our favourite dry-slope edits from our Planks Grassroots Video Competition over the past three years, to get you motivated for summer dry-slope sessions or inspire you to ski dry-slope for the first time.

ENGLAND

  • OPEN
  • CLOSED

Ackers Adventure (Birmingham) – OPEN

Bowles Outdoor (Kent) - OPEN

Brentwood Ski Centre (Essex) – OPEN

Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre (Kent) – OPEN

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre (Gloucestershire) – OPEN

Gosling Ski & Snowboard Centre (Hertfordshire) - OPEN

Halifax (West Yorkshire) – OPEN

Mendip Snowsport Centre (Somerset) – OPEN

Norfolk Snowsports (Norfolk) – OPEN

Ski Rossendale (Lancashire) - OPEN

Runcorn (Cheshire) – OPEN

Sandown (Surrey) – OPEN

SnowTrax (Dorset) – OPEN

Stoke Ski Centre (Stoke-on-Trent) – OPEN

Suffolk Ski Centre (Suffolk) – OPEN

Swadlincote Ski Centre (Derbyshire) – OPEN

Tallington Ski & Snowboard Centre (Lincolnshire) – OPEN

Telford Ski & Snowboard (Telford) - 27th July 2020

Warmwell Snowsports Centre (Dorset) – OPEN

Alpine Snow Sports Southampton (Hampshire) – CLOSED

Bracknell Ski & Snowboard (Berkshire) - CLOSED

Calshot Activities (Hampshire) - CLOSED

Carlisle Snowsports (Cumbria) - September 2020

Folkstone Sports Centre (Kent) - CLOSED

Guildford Ski Slope (Surrey) - September 2020

Kendal (Cumbria) - September 2020

Ski Kidsgrove (Stoke-on-Trent) - September 2020

Oval Sports Centre (Mersyside) - CLOSED

Pendle Ski Club (Lancashire) - CLOSED

Silksworth Sports Centre (Tyne and Wear) - CLOSED

SCOTLAND

  • OPEN
  • CLOSED

Bearsden Ski & Snowboard Club - OPEN

Firpark Ski Centre - OPEN

Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre - OPEN

Loch Insh Outdoor Centre - OPEN

Midlothian Snowsports Centre - OPEN

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre - CLOSED

Alford Ski Centre - CLOSED

Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning - CLOSED

Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex - CLOSED

Polmonthill Ski Centre - CLOSED

WALES

  • OPEN
  • CLOSED

Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre - OPEN

Cardiff Ski & Snowboard Centre - CLOSED

Llangrannog Ski Centre - CLOSED

Pembrey Ski and Activity Centre - CLOSED

NORTHERN IRELAND

Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre - October 2020

*Please double check details and opening times with the dry-slopes listed, opening times and capacity may differ from usual. Please also check for local COVID-19 updates before making any travel arrangements or bookings. We all want to go skiing right now, but the safety of yourself and others is the most important to us.


To celebrate the re-opening of dry-slopes across the UK, we've picked three of our favourite dry-slope entries to the Planks Grassroots Video Competition over the past three years.

Chris McCormick's entry from 2017 is jam-packed full of style and creativity at Bearsden Ski Club's plastic mountain. Bearsden is home to the UK's biggest dry-slope jump and the legendary Go Big or Go Home competition. You will often find Chris training in LAAX, or travelling to World Cup events with the GB Snowsport squad, but Bearsden is home sweet home for Chris.

Row Emery's entry won Best UK Edit in 2018 and was mainly filmed at his home slope, Stoke Ski Centre, in Stoke-on-Trent. Their freestyle slope is currently being rebuilt, so we are stoked to see more dry-slope action from Stoke Ski Centre in the future.

Finally, we've got another skier from the GB Snowsport squad with roots deep in the dry-slope scene, who goes by the name of Justin Taylor Tipton. In his 2017 entry, Justin displays his diverse dry-slope skills in an edit that was all filmed at Stoke Ski Centre.

That's a wrap. Now it's time to find a dry-slope and shred...