Patrick Thorne

Snow in Gabon

Snow in Gabon

Polar, the Dutch based all-weather snowmaking company responsible for making snow for events all around the world, including the London Freeze festival, were in the African state of Gabon shortly before Christmas making snow at the presidential palace in its capital and largest city,...

Big 5-0 for Bearsden

Bearsden Ski Club (skibearsden.co.uk) near Glasgow, which has been one of the most influential players in British snow sports since the early 1960s, is 50 years old this month. To celebrate the centre will operate free of charge tomorrow to allow members of the public to visit and try the...

New Slopes at Newmilns

In this era of indoor snow centres it can be easy to forget that many of Britain’s longer established dry slopes are still thriving. Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex for example has just opened a £1million redevelopment built by Barr Construction, creating two brand new slopes to cater for...