There’s hardly a better feeling than hurtling down a scenic mountain with crisp fresh air in your lungs, using your skill and balance to stay upright.

Skiing is a sensory workout, and a hugely popular sport that takes place not only outside on snow but also on artificial surfaces and snow slopes, both indoors and outdoors.

Why is it good for me?

Skiing is a cardiovascular workout that can help to develop your strength and agility. Getting out and dealing with the elements is a great way to get back to nature and can help improve your mental wellbeing.

How much does it cost?

Slope entry and taster lessons typically start from £5, with a beginner’s lesson and 6 hours of instruction starting from £30.

All equipment, instruction, slope passes and winter clothing (where needed) are included within the price.

Skiing abroad obviously has increased costs, and buying your own equipment can be pricey, but a beginner can hire or borrow equipment to check out whether it’s the sport for them.

What equipment do I need?

  • Ski boots
  • Skis
  • Poles
  • Helmet