New Fun Slope Part Of Development Plan For UK’s Largest Dry Slope

A £300,000 fun slope is to be part of as major redevelopment of the Hillend dry ski centre above Edinburgh in Scotland.

Midlothian Council, which runs the centre, announced plans for a £13.8 million investment in to the facility, currently officially known as the Midlothian Snowsport Centre, earlier this year, but issued the request to tender for the new slope over the past month.

Hillend was established more than 50 years ago and for most of that time had the longest dry ski slope in Europe, and still does for the UK.

Funslopes are normally aimed at children and families having fun terrain features like bends, bumps and small jumps.

Once a decision on which dry slope company will build the fun slope is made, construction of it is expected to take four months, during which the centre would remain open.

The £13.8m, spending plan is intended to make the centre more of a multi-activity outdoor adventure centre and will see the installation of a zip wire (promised to be the highest in the UK),  an activity dome, hotel accommodation, a glamping site as well as shopping and dining areas over the next three years.