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Swinhope ski resort, Tamworth, Dunham North East, England

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Swinhope Moor, operated by the Weardale Ski Club is located in the County Dunham in North East England. Here, under full snow cover, skiers can get some of the best skiing experiences in the England. Visitors coming to ski in Swinhope may arrive into the country through the Newcastle International Airport or internally through the train station of Stanhope. Accommodation is available in many of the inns and hotels in Durham or neighbouring Darlington.

Swinhope ski resort

This ski area offers skiing and snowboarding as well as snow kiting. Most of the runs, especially the wide and steep upper slopes are perfect for intermediate to expert skiers. There is a comfortable day lodge to help keep the skiers warm. Children are welcome in this ski area.

The vertical drop is 550 ft (170 metres) and the top station is at 2150 ft (658 metres). There are two surface lifts. There are eight trails in this resort rated Intermediate – 25%, advanced – 50% and Expert – 25%.

The cars going up to the Ski area will require snow chains but once you reach up the slopes, skiing can be enjoyable, especially if nice, virgin powder is available to play in. This is a small ski club and there are not rentals for ski equipment.

There is a Day lodge in this facility. It has a sun terrace and a café area for skiers to relax in.
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