I was treated for my fortieth birthday (I know unbelieveable!) to a morning's ski on real snow at Milton Keyne's indoor Xscape. My legs the next day told me it was realistic.
My tip? Wear proper gear - or risk farmer Giles.
It was good to spend time with Dean and prolific blogger 'Notthatstratford' Nick and also to see Nick - at long last - master the snow plough