A 300 meter, dry Ski Slope and Toboggan Run is situated in Happy Valley since 1986. 'Ski Llandudno' is not only popular with amateur enthusiasts but is of national importance to the sport, as the Artificial Ski Championships are held here each year.
Hiking on the Orme
There are numerous trails - nature and historical trails to enjoy. We picked up the trail to the summit and around the great Orme starting from the gardens of Happy Valley. The trail is about 6 miles long and takes about 2-3 hours - but thats without many photo stops and snack stops of course ;-))
The trails are well signposted, the paths easy to follow - it would be very difficult to get lost up here!
Out for a quick blast on the piste
The 'Happy valley' at the foot of the Great Orme mountain sprouted a number of facilities in the 1980's to give the adrenneline junkies a bit of a fix.
There is a 300-meter artificial ski & snowboard slope, where the British championships are held every year. The 'Swiss chalet' makes the setting at least semi-authentic.
The 750-meter toboggan track look like a lot of fun. Common in europe, but unusual in the UK the metalled tube allows you to 'pilot' your own cart down the run. Those aged between 4 and 7 may travel with an adult and those aged 8 or over get their own cart. At less than a fiver for 2 runs, this looks like a bargain. It unfortunately was closed the last time I was there, but I will give you a full in-depth rundown of by bumps, scratches and broken bones when I get to have a go.
- Adventure Travel
- Skiing and Boarding
Every year in October pram races are held on the main North Shore promenade to raise money for charity.
Teams of 10 dressed up in fancy dress, run in relays with a 'pram' and a 'baby'. The pram can consist of any unmechanised wheeled vehicle and the baby can be anyone over the age of 10! Very good fun.
- Road Trip
North Wales Golf Course is on the west shore at Llandudno. Visitors are welcome.
It is Championship standard with the wonderful scenery of the North Wales coast from The Snowdonia mountains, and the island of Anglesey to Puffin Island.
The Clubhouse offers cooked food or bar snacks, or choose from the daily Specials board.The Dress Code is smart casual however for official Club Functions Members & Guests are required to wear Jacket & Tie.
Green fees start at 17 GBP for the day in winter and 34 in summer.
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