Has anybody been to these indoor ski arenas before? If so, how do they compare to the real thing? I went for a taster session today at the Chillfactor in Manchester and have never skii'd before in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if it was all a bit basic (and rightfully so considering I didn't even know how to clip snowboots onto ski's before today. I will definately return again (at quite a large monetry cost, they are expensive!) to complete the beginners lessons and hopefully move onto the main slope before I go on a skiing holiday next winter. Has anyone else on here learnt to ski from scratch at these places prior to going on a skiing holiday? Also does anybody have any advice for somebody who walks with their feet at "10 to 2"? Would I be more suited to snowboarding? It is a bit more effort and strain on my ankles to keep the skis parallel while skiing but I think I could handle it once I get better.