Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead
This is an advert not a resort review!
One does not need snow to ski. There are many indoor powder resorts that offer lessons to beginners and avid skiers as well.
The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, is one of the newest indoor skiing facility in London. They have lessons that matches your level: first-time skiers, can do basic snow plough turns, consistent parallel skier etc.. Even kids can ski! You can enjoy the 160m main slope and the largest indoor lesson slope under perfect alpine conditions that all skiers have dreamt of.
It also boasts a 150-seater cafebar, The Edge CafeBar, where you can relax and watch others as they ski down the slopes of The Snow Centre. Every Friday, you can enjoy their Fish and Chips special for £4.95. Come Sunday, feast your eyes on the Roast Dinner Buffet for only £6.95 for adults and £4.50 for juniors.
Packages are also offered here. You can book the place for children's parties, school parties, and corporate events. You can even avail of packages for the whole family!
You can spend your weekend here. There are lots of hostel to choose from at http://www.hostelworld.com/hostels/London.
So if you're looking for an adventure, you can come here and ski your heart out.