Possibly the finest town park in Wales with over 150 acres of beautiful scenery and many leisure facilities. It boasts a leisure centre, dry ski slope (the longest in Wales), tennis courts, bowling green, children¹s playground, and is the perfect location for a scenic walk. This historic park, former grounds of Pontypool House, the Hanbury's family residence, plays host to a popular summer Carnival and during the rugby season is home to Pontypool RFC.
Pontypool Ski Centre boasts a 230 metre main slope, a novice/beginners area, a Poma ski lift, sprinkler system and mogul run. In addition to open skiing times, the Ski Centre runs its own Ski School which offers instruction for all standards of skiing and snowboarding from ‘novice to expert’. The Ski Centre is open to everyone regardless of skiing ability, however complete beginners must have at least 3 lessons before they can attend open practice. The centre operates during the Winter season from the beginning of October up to the 1st April. It is closed to the general public for the summer season except to members of the Torfaen Ski Club which continues to use the facilities on Wednesday evenings between 7pm & 9pm.