Well looks like i've landed on my feet. I've just found out that my work has a ski & snowboarding club. They organise 2 trips a year. This year they have been to switzerland & is currently in the alps somewhere. Looks like i'll be heading off with them next year.
In the mean time i'm gonna head through to the indoor place. £80 for a four hour leasson. Its probably gonna take longer than that to learn and i'll probably just be falling down a lot, but at least it'll give me a chance to see if im gonna be really into it.