Eddie the Eagle Opens Refurbished Dry Ski Slope

World famous ski jumper Eddie The Eagle was guest of honour at the re-opening of the dry ski slope  at Folkestone Sports Centre in southern England.

The former Olympic ski jumper, real name Michael Edwards, officially opened the centre’s refurbished ski slope which has a new surface and a new sprinkler system.

Eddie, who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada, enjoyed a practice session on the 60 metre slope.

The refurbished Ski Centre also has a new reception and social area.

Like most British Olympic ski and snowboarding competitors Eddie began his training on dry ski slopes.