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“new broom sweeps clean”

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Ranked #22 of 72 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
303 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“new broom sweeps clean”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

My son has regular ski lessons here. We've had some dreadful food and dreadful service in the recent past. Now the new management has taken over it has improved a lot. However on Sunday last I was reading the paper sat near the big tv which is about 15' from wc's and noticed that you can still smell them, yuk! As it was busy there and no other comfy seats available we decided not to eat there as I cant stand the smell of wee when Im eating! Can you? But, as a ski centre it has excellent facilities, the slopes seem to have been refurbished in parts, the ski instructors are all great people and patient with the kids, last year my son had his birthday party there and next week back for his next birthday "tubing party" which is a blast and the kids love it. The service at the bar for drinks has greatly improved, there seems to be some new keener staff employed there and on reception they are more welcoming that before. There is also a new ski equipment shop which is well worth a browse. We are regulars here so can keep you informed of any new developments

Visited August 2013
3 Thank vanessashihtzu
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

good dry ski slope you have to runs to do and one of them has a fun park at the top of it not busy when kids are at school.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Justin H
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place to learn and develop...”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Its so nice to have a decent dry slope on out doorstep. Friendly staff, two good sized slopes and great views from the top. Recommended to all.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank FoxyLePub
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Snowboarding in Gloucester!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

With two teenage boys to entertain over Easter I was desperate to find something really good as a treat. Every time you go down the M5 you can't help but notice the ski slopes on the hill just outside Gloucester but we had never been adventurous enough to try.

I went online to find the details and gave them a ring to enquire about whether the boys previous snowboarding experience was enough for them just to start or whether they would need lessons. The staff were extremely helpful and that afternoon we headed to Gloucester.

The centre has two large slopes and a couple of smaller areas for beginners lessons. There are three ski lifts to get you quickly back to the top. There are also ramps and airbag evenings for the more adventurous. There is a very well stocked shop and nice ski lodge style cafe but all equipment could also be hired. In fact, all equipment was provided in the price we paid. Two hours boarding, boards, boots and helmet hire cost us £12 each. Please check the website because prices vary according to time of year and time of day. We were obviously off peak. The process could not be simpler. You book in, fill out a form that checks you are safe to go on the slopes, grab the equipment and then pay when you finish for the number of hours you have been there.

The boys took 15 minutes to get used to the surface and then they were off up the hill. They rated the afternoon as a definite 5 stars. The surface is a little unforgiving and falls hurt like falling on ice so wear gloves and thick clothing. There was a whole list of cheap group lessons and more expensive individual tuition and there were quite a few beginners having lessons whilst we were there. We will definitely be going back soon. Two hours skiing or snowboarding for the price of a trip to the cinema, fantastic fun!

Visited April 2013
2 Thank RichardandCaroline
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