Category : Dry Slopes

The World’s Largest Centre for Indoor Skiing with Ski Machines

The World’s Largest Centre for Indoor Skiing with Ski Machines

An indoor snow centre in The Netherlands is claiming to be the world’s largest centre for indoor skiing with ski machines. Following a make over SnowSportCenterUtrecht now contains four of the machines with moving ski carpets which move towards the skier on a slope, so the skier stays still as...

Giant Dry Slope Complex Close To Opening in China

Giant Dry Slope Complex Close To Opening in China

A huge dry slope ski complex with around 10 slopes, some several hundred metres long, appears to be close to completion in Beijing, China. Video footage of test runs at the facility released on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BUjLBwkl2Vk) Appear to show a complex built on flat ground...

Over 2000 Children Try Snowsports During Special Schools Week – Double Previous Year

Over 2000 Children Try Snowsports During Special Schools Week – Double Previous Year

The second ‘National Schools Snowsport Week’ in England, sponsored by Visit Andorra, saw 2293 children from 77 schools got involved in the Snowsport England initiative, more than double the number in 2016. National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra gave opportunities for...

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...

Belgian Dry Slope Demolished Ahead of New Indoor Snow Centre Construction

Belgian Dry Slope Demolished Ahead of New Indoor Snow Centre Construction

The Ski Aspen dry slope at Wilrijk in Belgium has been demolished top allow for the construction of an indoor snow centre this year. The centre had been operating with one of the world’s largest artificial surface ski slopes for more than three decades. Tens of thousands of skiers have learned...

New Year Round Ski Slope Opens Near Vienna

New Year Round Ski Slope Opens Near Vienna

A new year-round ski slope has opened at the traditional ski centre of  in Puchberg Am Schneeberg, located about one hour far from Austria’s capital Vienna by car. The new slope was declared open by the former female champion skier Michaela Dorfmeister. Created by the Austrian company...

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...

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...