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Property development in Cardiff, brings hope of a Snow Centre

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Cardiff Point project development approval may finally be the missing link to build a long awaited snowdome.

 

Could this be a sign, now that the company behind the elusive project to build a snowdome in Cardiff Bay has received  the green light for a  £200 million  ($ 400-million USD) residential development in the area? Locals sure hope so.  Continue reading ‘Property development in Cardiff, brings hope of a Snow Centre’

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New Skiplex ski centre opens

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Ski Plex facility opens up

 

A new Skiplex (www.skiplex.co.uk) rotating ski slope has opened at Woodley near, Reading, the company’s second, opening only a year after the company’s first at Chiswick.

The new slope is located in a formerly disused warehouse in Headley Park 10 where the company has installed its conveyor style slopeJungle hinderløype

“This would be a very useful tool for beginners and intermediates and racing skiers who need a rolling surface,” Paul Webb, father of Wokingham’s 2014 Winter Olympic hopeful James told local media, “It will definitely have a place in ski training and I’m sure it will be welcomed in Woodley.”

Skiplex is already working on a third location, the Airkix indoor skiing and skydiving centre coming to Basingstoke in 2013.

 

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Weston ski centre misses target completion

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Weston Snowdome artist rendering

A new indoor snow centre proposed for Weston-Super-Mare in the UK’s south west  has missed the completion date published on its website, which states that it is, “…due to be completed by 2013 – based on a 2 year project.” Continue reading ‘Weston ski centre misses target completion’

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UK dry ski slope reopens after revamp

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Dry slope opens up after revamp

The largest dry ski slope in Europe reopened last fall after the addition of a 200 metre trail and range of improvements estimated to cost more than £600,000 ($ 1.1 Million USD).

The Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend was at saved from closing only two years ago after the Midlothian Council said it could no longer afford to run it but now has world class slopes and facilities.

To save the now world class facility from closing, Sportscotland, the national agency for sport, and the Scottish government stepped in with £1m ($1.8-million USD) of funding. The Snowsports Centre was also the focus of an online petition to save it from closing with around 27000 people signing up.

The large investment in the centre includes 200 metres of new ski slope, a longer nursery section and new lifts making it one of the best facilities in the UK.

The centre, first established in 1973 but recently brought under new ownership, is located on a 12 acre site. the outskirts of the city of Gloucester on the edge of Cotswolds.

 

 

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Insurance companies to require helmets

Insurance companies are following the trend of ski hills and requesting helmets be worn within insurance policies.

Beware ski travellers. Read the fine print. With the slew of accidents at local ski hills more and more travel insurance companies have been modifying policies that require helmets while enjoying snowsports. The UK travel insurance Essential Travel recently made the move to modify the terms of travel insurance policies. Continue reading ‘Insurance companies to require helmets’

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Crystal 2012/13 brochure hitting the streets early with big offers

The Crystal Finest preview brochure for winter 2012/13 is out with the latest collection of bespoke chalets, first class hotels and stylish apartments in many of the world’s best ski destinations in Europe, North America and Japan (www.crystalski.co.uk/finest). Continue reading ‘Crystal 2012/13 brochure hitting the streets early with big offers’

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Ski rental website donates 5% of sales to charity

Skiers can help their favourite good cause when they book online through www.easyfundraising.org.uk/travel/ – an innovative charity shopping website that gives an average 5% of each sale to charity.

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