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.
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
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
Llandudno Ski & Snowboard Centre - OPEN
Cardiff Ski & Snowboard Centre - CLOSED
Llangrannog Ski Centre - CLOSED
Pembrey Ski and Activity Centre - CLOSED
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...