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SNO!zone Milton Keynes

Tourist Office

SNO!zone Xscape Milton Keynes
602 Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
England
MK9 3XS

Telephone: (871) 2225670
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.snozone.co.uk/

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The £65 million ($100 million US) development at Milton Keynes in England (a famous ‘new town’ development in the country which infamously placed concrete model black and white cows in its fields as an artistic display which some felt in fact epitomised the artificial nature of the development) has proved highly successful and the model for new Xscape developments. The complex, which was the fourth in England (although two of those have closed down), will contains a 220metres (750 feet) long slope but and other top-of-the-range facilities. Originally dubbed ‘Crystal Dome’ and then retitled ‘Sports Village’ the Milton Keynes dome is now known as Xscape and uses Acer Snowmec’s ‘real snow’ system in what was the company’s first major installation. The complex includes a 24 screen cinema, ten-pin bowling, night club, restaurants, shopping, electronic theme park and children’s play area.

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Crystal Dome, Healthland Snozone, Milton Keynes, Sports Village, England, Snow Dome, Snowdome, United Kingdon, UK, Xscape, Great Britain, GB

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Disability Snowsport UK to host devil-ish fundraiser

Tamworth Snow Dome in England.

Disability Snowsport UK is challenging teams to ski or snowboard 666, yes 666 runs at one of six indoor slopes around the UK.

The National Skiathon 2010 on May 18th involves teams of six members attempting to ski 666 runs between them in under six hours at the Chill Factore in Manchester, the Tamworth Snow Dome, the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead or the Castleford, Braehead or Milton Keynes SNO!zone.

Teams are asked to raise a minimum of £666 (€760) for Disability Snowsport UK during the thigh-burning challenge, which will see participants ski an average of 111 runs each. The entry fee per team is £66 (€76) which includes entry to the team’s chosen slope, fundraising support as well as an event goody bag and t-shirt.

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Vancouver 2010 Legends: Ghana’s Snow Leopard ready to make history

The Snow Leopard says he won't finish last in the men's slalom.

Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, may not have a chance for Gold but he’ll be making history on Feb. 27th when he becomes the first Ghanaian to compete in the Winter Olympics slalom race.

Known as the Snow Leopard, he started skiing just six years ago in England and managed to qualify for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After years of struggling for support to continue training and to make it to FIS competitions around the world, sleeping in airports and using borrowed gear, Kwame has gained international fame everywhere along the way leading to the Vancouver Games.
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Get airborne at UK freeski camps

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A young freeskier shows off his skills at one of Salomon's freeski Grom Camps.

There’s a new trend in the freeskiing world, and it’s bringing plenty of new faces to the sport.

They’re called Freeski ‘Grom Camps’, and Salomon is sponsoring a series of them at UK indoor snow domes and outdoor dry ski slopes to help get everyone from novices to experts airborne, grinding and generally having fun. Camps are scheduled to run from January to August at the indoor snow slopes in Milton Keynes, Tamworth and Manchester and on outdoor slopes at Bracknell.

There is no age limit, and the age of campers has ranged from five to sixty. The camps are for all standards of skiers as well, from ‘never jumped before’ to sponsored riders. However, all campers must to be able to ski down the slope in a controlled and safe manner, according to entry regulations.

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