Children in Ringos Snowtrax Ski Slopes Matchams Bournemouth


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For an action-packed day out that the children won’t stop talking about then Snowtrax is an ideal venue. Set amongst 6 acres of glorious alpine woodland, the atmosphere is ideal for the children to enjoy an exhilarating ski-bob or ringo ride and then explore the Alpine Adventure Park which includes life-sized pirate ship, forts, zip-wire, climbing frames and an adventure trail

Snowtrax also offers a top-class The Ski & Snowboard School with professional instructors who are passionate about the sport and cater for all ages. Children can join in their Alpine Stars for skiing or Junior Boarder for snowboarding programs which run on a Saturday and Sunday from the age of 2 and 4 respectively. Adults are also catered for though private and group lessons available at convenient times during the week and weekends. For those that can already ski or board there are coaching sessions available for people looking to improve their technique or learn something totally different such as racing through poles or to slide down a rail. Lessons run all-year round!

The Austrian themed Alpine Bistro has also been recently refurbished and serves a terrific choice of mouth-watering dishes that really make you feel like you are in a ski resort. There is also a fine selection of wines along with real ales and amazing hot chocolates with all the trimmings.

Snowtrax is situated amongst glorious alpine backdrop in Matchams Lane, Christchurch, close to Bournemouth Airport. For more details visit the website or call us on 01202 499155.

Skiing and Snowboarding

From taster lessons to advanced coaching, we offer the best tuition for every level of ski enthusiast. We love to cater for skiers who are preparing themselves for their holiday and over the years we’ve given lessons to thousands of people.

Most beginners require 6 lessons to reach the minimum standard required to practice on our slopes without the need for an instructor. This standard also acts as a great starting point for your winter holiday. Our customer feedback has shown that you’ll get far more enjoyment out of a snow holiday, if you’ve got the skills to explore the mountain with relative confidence as soon as you arrive! Taking ski lessons is also a great way to ‘get in shape’ before your trip, as you’re using the same muscle groups you’ll be using when you’re out in resort.

For more experienced skiers, we offer various ski club sessions & refresher lessons for skiers wanting to brush up on their skills, instructor training courses, race performance training & freestyle sessions using our specially designed features.

And for more experienced snowboarders we offer refresher lessons to help you brush up on your skills. Freestyle Club sessions are also available both coached and open practice.

Ringos and Ski Bobbing

Slip & slide down our fun & exciting Ski Bob & Ringo slopes! These fun activities are great for all the family, so come along and enjoy the ride!  You may have tried ski bobbing or ringoing before, or you could be a complete novice.

Fear not as experience is not necessary; just be prepared to have some fun.

Alpine Bistro Bar & Restaurant

Our restaurant, situated close to Bournemouth International Airport, enjoys wonderful views of our surrounding woodland and boasts a large outdoor dining area.

Set within Snowtrax Alpine activity centre, our rustic timber cladding and roaring open fire, completely encapsulate an authentic ski resort atmosphere.

We have just developed a new menu to cater for all palettes – you won’t be disappointed! From juicy Alpine inspired Burgers to traditional Austrian Hot Dogs and pub classics! There is also a wide choice of food for the kids. Our Bar stocks a vast choice of alcoholic beverages, including some exciting wines from around the world, a selection of Gins, as well as all the usual soft drinks and Pelican Rouge barista Coffee!

So why not come and relax and enjoy a coffee from our espresso machine in our friendly alpine atmosphere, whether inside or al-fresco.

Alpine Adventure Park

Set in the attractive woodland area at the bottom of the ski slope, the Alpine Adventure Park offers an area for parents to relax whilst the kids play.

Packed with loads of fun activities you’ll never get bored, here’s what you can find…

Overhead Cable Ride

Swing through the trees on our fantastic overhead cable ride! Are you Tarzan or Jane?

Alpine Fort

Clamber & climb around our wooden fort with bridges, slides & a fireman’s pole.

The Pirate Ship 

The Pirate Ship is situated on its own island! The ship has several decks, a secret treasure, and smugglers tunnels for young adventurers to explore.
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Super slippy slides.


Rope swings, tyre swings and loads more.


Bounce around on one of our 4 Trampolines, how high can you go?

Tiny Tot Fort

A mini fort for toddlers.

Picnic Tables & Toddlers Play Area

Set up your picnic & relax in the surroundings!

*No Dogs allowed in the alpine park


Our birthday parties are active, fun & full of laughter! Set in an alpine environment with stacks of free parking, Snowtrax is the exciting location you are looking for! Our parties are suitable for 3-10-year-old children and our teen parties are suitable for 11+ teenagers.

We have exciting activities such as Ski Bobbing and Ringos that offer a unique party experience, bringing an element of excitement and adventure to any birthday party.

With the construction of our Alpine Adventure Park there are even more activity options available for your kid’s birthday party! Hours of fun are to be had on our trampolines, our alpine fort, pirate ship, aerial runway, climbing wall and slides.


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Adventure Park Day Pass£2.75 per ticket
Adventure Park Day Pass£4.50 per ticket
Ringo or Ski Bob Half Hour£7.95 activity
Ringo or Ski Bob Hour£14.50 activity
Upgrade to Adventure Park after Ringo or Skibob£3.50 per ticket

Please see website for full price list.

Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2021)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 21:00*
Saturday08:00 - 22:00*
Sunday08:30 - 18:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Snowtrax Alpine Activity Centre
Matchams Lane
BH23 6AW
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      Nearest major road is A338. Follow Bournemouth International Airport signs and then the ski centre sign.

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      Nearest station is Christchurch. Follow Bournemouth International Airport signs and then the ski centre sign.

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