Category : Facility Maintenance and Supply

Dry Slope Proposed For Inverness

Dry Slope Proposed For Inverness

A new dry ski slope has been proposed for Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Snowsports enthusiasts from the local Inverness Backcountry Snowsports Club and Cairngorm Ski Club met to discuss a multi-activity centre centred around a dry ski slope in or close to Inverness and they are currently...

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...

More Than 50 Fires in Five Years at Former Sheffield Ski Village

More Than 50 Fires in Five Years at Former Sheffield Ski Village

The former ski village, once home to the UK’s largest dry ski slope facility where several of Britain’s current crop of world class freestyle skiers and boarders first learnt their tricks has suffered 55 arson attacks in the past five years. The ski village closed in April 2012 after an...

Piste Basher ‘Road Tested’ On Indoor Snow

Piste Basher ‘Road Tested’ On Indoor Snow

The Italian manufacturer of trail groomers, more commonly known in the UK as ‘piste bashers,’ Prinoth, has been running tests on one of its machines on the indoor snow of Skidôme Rucphen in The Netherlands. Prinoth were at Skidôme Rucphen to test how well their machine performs indoors....

British Dry Slope Manufacturer Eyes Rapidly Growing Chinese Market

British Dry Slope Manufacturer Eyes Rapidly Growing Chinese Market

Following a successful winter trade show at ISPO Beijing, China, in February 2016, where dry slope manufacturer  MK Enterprises had a 12 square metre stand and met more than 80 potential clients for their Playgrass Ski Carpet and Artificial Ski Slope Design & Services the company say they have...

English Racers Credit Dry Slopes and Indoor Snow for International Success

English Racers Credit Dry Slopes and Indoor Snow for International Success

Snowsport clubs, slopes, and a range of other skiing and snowboarding organisations from across England spent a day gathering insight, networking and listening to the rising stars of UK skiing and snowboarding at Snowsport England’s 2016 Clubs and Facilities Conference, which was sponsored by...

Major Refurbishment at Ski Rossendale

Major Refurbishment at Ski Rossendale

Following the announcement last year that Ski Rossendale had been awarded £440,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund to improve facilities (with additional match funding bringing the total investment in up to £630,000), Briton Engineering Developments Ltd are...

Chill Factore Replaces its 128 Tonnes of Snow with Fresh Flakes

Chill Factore Replaces its 128 Tonnes of Snow with Fresh Flakes

The Chill Factore indoor snow centre in Manchester has replaced all of the snow on its 180 metre slope. The ‘Slope Scrape’ takes place every three to four years, and involves using a Pisten Bully trail groomer to literally scrape the 128 tonnes of snow off the slope before replacing it with...

Snow To Go

Snow To Go

It’s not news that indoor snow centres sometimes supply snow to outside events and venues. But the Jever Allrounder ski centre in Germany has gone further than most by putting snow up for sale on its website under a service called ‘Snow To Go.’ Prices range from a low of 35 Euros per...

Emma Lonsdale Opens New Viewing Gallery at Kendal Snowsports Club

Emma Lonsdale Opens New Viewing Gallery at Kendal Snowsports Club

Kendal Snowsports Club has opened  a new viewing gallery for spectators to watch their friends and families on the dry slope and inspire more people to take up skiing or snowboarding. The viewing gallery was opened recently as part of the Club’s 30th anniversary by local Winter Olympian Emma...