Welcome to Yad Moss, one of northern England’s real-snow ski areas.
Yad Moss is 7 miles south of Alston, high on the Cumbrian border with County Durham. In good conditions we have over 6kms of intermediate runs and plenty of ‘characterful’ off-piste.
We are run entirely by volunteers. Every penny we take gets ploughed back in and over the last 40 years we have improved our facilities and can now offer accessible skiing and snowboarding in this beautiful part of the North Pennines.
The highly variable snow cover and rough moorland terrain mean that it is not possible to mark our runs in the same way as alpine ’pistes’. Instead we ski between snow fences and follow shallow gullies where the grass has been cut shorter. Snowsports are often only possible at Yad Moss because the grassy surface and almost complete absence of rocks, allow skiing on thin cover. We do however have a modern piste grooming machine to make the most of the snow available (See the galleries).
All the runs are accessed by a fast ski tow. Our auto stacking Poma is 600m long and climbs 125m in height. It can move up to 600 skiers an hour, reducing queues to a minimum.
Unfortunately, the speed of the tow and the uneven nature of the tow track, make it unsuitable for beginners. Regretfully, our operators reserve the right to decline the sale of lift tickets to novice skiers or boarders. (Please see ‘A few rules’).
A day-lodge at the bottom of the tow provides warmth and shelter from the wind. You will need to bring your own food and drinks. The daylodge is also where you will find our composting toilets.
You will need to bring your own skiing equipment and suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry. Please be aware that there is no ski or board hire at Yad Moss.
On skiing days we will aim to run the tow between 10:30am and 3:30pm. Precise opening and closing times will depend on day to day conditions.
Please see the opening and snow report for our next anticipated ski day.
To view our ski map CLICK HERE