Patrick Thorne

Briton Engineering Announce Next Generation Misting System

Briton Engineering Announce Next Generation Misting System

Briton Engineering Developments Ltd (UK), the Yorkshire-based business behind the high performance Snowflex® synthetic ski and snowboard surface system has announced the launch of their new improved water misting system used to lubricate the surface of the Snowflex® slopes to create greater...

Canada’s First Indoor Dry Ski Slope Opening This Weekend

Canada’s First Indoor Dry Ski Slope Opening This Weekend

The Axis Freestyle Academy, the first indoor dry slope and freestyle sports facility in Canada is due to open this weekend. Created by partners Simon Chang and Alex Ching the 20,000-square-foot facility is based in a former bath and kitchen depot near the Vaughan Mills mall in Toronto. The...

The New World’s Biggest Indoor Snow Centre Nears Completion

The New World’s Biggest Indoor Snow Centre Nears Completion

The new biggest indoor snow centre in the world in terms of its snow covered area is nearing completion in China. The centre will have six ski runs, far more choice than the one or two offered by most existing centres.  The combined snow slope area of 86,000 square metres is around double the...

The World’s 6 Largest Indoor Snow Slopes

The World’s 6 Largest Indoor Snow Slopes

There are several different indoor snow centres that claim to have the biggest or longest indoor snow slope in the world. It’s difficult to give an exact answer as to which really is definitely the biggest because you can measure in different ways and the biggest are pretty close in...

SnowWorld Latest To Cover Roof In Solar Panels

SnowWorld Latest To Cover Roof In Solar Panels

SnowWorld’s two indoor snow centres in the Netherlands are the latest snowdomes to announce they’ll be covering their vast roof spaces with solar panels. SnowWorld signed contracts to buy and install a total of 8,000 panels which will be installed first on their Zoetermeer slope before the...

New Dry Slope at Fuzhou, China

New Dry Slope at Fuzhou, China

JF Dry Mat have opened their latest new ski slope at Fuzhou in China. More than 600 people are reported to have attended the opening of the new slope, which is 100m long and 20m wide, and over 6,000 visited in its first month of operations. JF Dry Mat say they created their dry ski surface...