The Snowsport centre in Pontypool Park, Torfaen, is one of the most established and respected Snowsport centres in Wales and the United Kingdom. It has been a training ground for many skiers, boarders, Snowsport teachers, coaches and racers for 50 years. At 250m long and 20m wide it is the largest outdoor slope in Wales.
Skiing Boarding Tubing
All slope users are required to bring with them and wear, gloves, long sleeves and trousers and long socks. Helmets are not mandatory; they can be borrowed from Snowsport Torfaen if customers wish.
Open Practice customers must be competent at using the ski lift and descending the slope in control. Until this can be achieved lessons must be taken.
Instruction is provided by Snowsport Torfaen staff only and the Snowsport Code of Conduct is always observed. See here for our Snowsport Terms & Conditions and Code of Conduct.
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There is a main slope with a bumps run for the adventurous, ramps and rails for free-riders and boarders, a large designated beginners slope and a gentle learning section for skiers and boarders to develop control before they venture higher up the slope. A button lift serves the entire slope which after learning basic control everyone can use. An attractive wooden log cabin houses a well-stocked ski and board equipment room, a comfortable rest area with indoor spectator viewing, toilets and changing area.
We cater for all abilities of skier and boarder, from beginner to expert and freestyle and Ringo tubing. There are Open Practice sessions and ski / board lessons for adults and for children during the week and weekend. Every school holiday we offer children’s sessions each afternoon. Schools, youth groups and birthday parties are catered for with instruction, practice and tubing during the week days.
There is a vibrant ski racing club, a family orientated club and a ski instructor training programme based at the Centre. We also provide training and team building to business and company groups involving skiing, group learning, stress reduction and walking in nature with mindfulness.
All our activities are outdoors come sun or rain and we remain open when its snowing providing us with the real stuff! Snowsports are fantastic for learning new skills, exercising without knowing you are and a great way of socialising and companionship with like-minded active, outdoor types.