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Cardiff Ski
and Snowboard

About Us

Located in Fairwater Park, only ten minutes from Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre was built in 1969 by Cardiff City Council. The original slope measured 90 metres and was the one of the first dry slopes in Great Britain.

In 1984 the Centre went through significant changes as the management of the slope was taken over by the governing body of snow sports in Wales- Snowsport Cymru Wales. The Centre not only gained a new management but also added 10 metres to its length and is currently a 100 metre long slope.

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Today Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre and Snowsport Cymru Wales have their offices together in Fairwater Road and they operate in conjunction with each other.

In 1970 the Centre introduced Cardiff Ski Club which runs untill this day on every Tuesday night and it has produced many national level ski competitors. In 2010 the Centre brought in Tubing which became very popular among children and adults and has been booked for birthday parties, events, etc. In 2012 a couple of instructors started the Snowboard Club which meets on Sunday evenings and has been fast growing in members.


Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre relies strongly on volunteers along with the fundamental full time members of staff. All of the instructors are experienced, nationally qualified, CRB checked, first aid certified and most importantly enthusiastic characters with a love of the sport.

Our main area of expertise is introducing people to snow sports and sharing our passion for skiing and snowboarding. We provide activities for all levels and ages in individual, group and recreational settings. We run over 11,000 sessions a year and we provide special deals for schools and businesses.

Instructor courses, school events and competitions are run at our slope throughout the year. We also have very successful junior ski school on Saturdays and Sundays.


Our Centre is looking forward to introducing new events and activities and to improve our services every year. We are open to any public suggestions and we welcome all of our members with open arms.

We hope to see you on the slope soon!!!

School Ski trips with Inspire Ski!

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with Inspire Ski, the next generation of School Ski travel. Inspire Sport have been taking school and youth groups on life-changing holidays for a number of years, delivering incredible products with great value for money. As the market leader in school sports travel, this year they are taking on school ski trips; giving pupils the opportunity to ski in some of the world’s best resorts for a life long and life changing experience, visiting places such as Canada, USA, Andorra and Italy. 

We love skiing, great experiences and great value for money here at Cardiff, so we're really happy to call Inspire Ski our new partners-on-snow. If you're looking at organizing a school or youth trip abroad this year, check out their website by click the picture below. 


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Ski & Snowboard Centre Cardiff is a trading name of Snowsport Cymru Wales a company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No. 2918336.
Registered Address Cardiff Ski & Snowboard Centre: 198 Fairwater Road, Fairwater, Cardiff. CF5 3JR.
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