SNOWSPORT fans can enjoy new improvements made to a Llandudno attraction.

Llandudno Snowsport Centre reopened earlier this month with a newly resurfaced main slope.

Skiers and snowboarders are already enjoying putting the modern ski tech bristle matting through its paces.

The work follows a £100,000 grant funding from Sport Wales. Money has also been used to improve Cardiff Ski Centre.

By the end of March, the artificial slopes will have a new misting system which will improve conditions, particularly in dry weather.

Robin Kellen, chief executive of Snowsport Cymru Wales, said: "I’m really excited about the new surface at the Llandudno Snowsport Centre. This upgrade helps to secure a much brighter long-term future for snowsports in the North Wales region following the closure of the Plas Y Brenin ski slope in 2018.

“The total £300k cost of the redevelopment by the facility’s owners John Nike Leisure was massively assisted by the Place for Sport funding. I would like to thank everyone who has put so much effort into bringing this project to fruition.”

Both upgrades have been made possible after Snowsport Cymru Wales was awarded Place for Sport funding from Sport Wales. A grant of £75,000 went towards the Llandudno resurfacing, and £25,000 to Cardiff.

The funding formed part of a £5m allocation from Welsh Government at the start of last year to help upgrade sports facilities up and down the country.

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, deputy minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide funding to modernise these facilities. As 2020 is Wales’ Year of the Outdoors, where better to start it than by blowing off the cobwebs on a ski slope? Artificial slopes provide the ideal place for beginners to try snowsports and gain confidence.”