New Leisure Centre Featuring Ski Machine Coming To North Devon

A new £15 million leisure centre currently under construction at Barnstaple in North Devon will feature an indoor conveyor ski machine. Work on the new Tarka Leisure Centre began during the pandemic began. It is being funded by North Devon Council, Sport England and the Coastal Communities Fund. The conveyor slope will be a top-of-the-range SkiMachine by Alpine Engineering, the

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A Special Mat for Lift Entry Points

For many years, Bergbahn Kitzbühel (Austria) has been using Lifttrax SP sliding mats for the lift entry and exit of many chairlifts. These are not just standard dry slope matting, but a special, softer product designed for this very purpose. The resort has the longest season of any non-glacier resort in the Alps opening at the end of October using

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New Welsh Outdoor Centre With Major Dry Ski Slope Moves Forward

Plans for what has, in previous incarnations, been priced at a £200 million year-round leisure resort development in the Afan Valley of South Wales have been granted conditional planning approval. Originally unveiled as the Afan Valley Leisure Resort project in spring 2017, the centre was originally slated to offer a range of outdoor sports including white water rafting, rock climbing,

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Glasgow Ski Centre Replaces Slope

One of Scotland and the UK’s largest dry ski centres, Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre, has replaced the surface of its main slope. The facility, on Bellahouston Park only minutes away from central Glasgow, originally opened in 1968, and was extended in 2008. Glasgow Ski Centre boasts three slopes: a 100m floodlit Dendix main slope, a 60m Dendix slope and

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Rooftop Dry Slope Terrain Park Planned for Canada

Quebec based venture Adrénaline Urbaine have announced plans for a new facility which will feature a year-round rooftop terrain park. The French Canadian boardsports specialists have been running a mobile skate park across Canada,  encouraging people to get outside and feel the “Adrenaline”. But now they plan a 25,000 sqft permanent base to open at Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, with the

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