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More Snowsport Gold For Skiers & Boarders That Learned Skills on Dry Slopes

The ever-growing list of athletes around the world who either learned or perfected their skills on dry slopes has grown further with skier Lauren Harder and snowboarder Emory Orlando who train on  the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre in Virginia, USA, winning golds at the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships in Lake Placid, New York state

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A New Dry Slope for Stockholm

SkiStar, the operator of the largest ski areas in Norway and Sweden, says it plans to unveil a new dry ski slope at it urban ski hill of Hammarbybacken in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The slope is part of a new activity centre, which SkiStar are promoting as, “a first in Sweden, offering modern summer skiing and a year-round investment

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Major New Dry Ski Facility Opens in China

A major new dry ski centre has opened in the Chinese province of Hebei. The new Guantao JF Dry Ski Four Seasons Ski Resort features three dry slopes with a combined surface area of about 9,000 square metres. The runs include a challenging mogul slope, an intermediate slopes and a beginner run. “We just finished all the installation last week,

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Snowboarding Star Credits Dry Slopes For British Ski & Boarding Success

Two-time Olympian Jamie Nicholls has spoken in support of Halifax Ski Slope in England, where he trained as a youngster. British team members at Beijing 2022, Katie Ormerod and Katie Summerhayes, also trained at the facility. Speaking about funding for local snowsports facilities that are supported by funding from the National Lottery, Nicholls said, “They’re very important, and they are

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LAAX’s Freestyle Academy Moves To Circus Big Top Whilst Rebuilt In A Carbon Neutral Building

The LAAX Freestyle Academy building is to be completely rebuilt then re-open in 2024 as an entirely carbon neutral facility. The Swiss resort’s freestyle academy – a year-round centre of learning and excellence for freestyle sports complete with indoor ramps, jumps, big airbags and trampolines – first opened 12 years ago, the first in Europe, using a former indoor tennis

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Eileen Gu / Gu Ailing’s Dry Slope Training

The 18 year-old freestyle skier known as Eileen Gu in the Western world and Gu Ailing (谷爱凌) to Chinese speakers, has had some sensational results in the X Games, World Championships and Winter Olympics over the past few years. American-born Gu decided to compete for China, her mother’s homeland, in 2019 and became the youngest ever Olympic champion in freestyle

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Copenhill Signs Up With SkiStar

The famous dry ski slope of Copenhill on the renewable energy waste-to-power plant in Copenhagen has signed an agreement with the leading Scandinavian ski resort operator SkiStar to create a relationship with the company’s ski resorts. It’s a recognition of Copenhill’s global status and its importance in Scandinavia that it has reached this agreement.  It is fairly common for larger

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Airbag Jump Opens at National Snowsports Training Centre in Australia

A much-anticipated high-performance airbag jump has been completed and unveiled to freestyle skiers and boarders at Australia’s National Snowsports Training Centre in Jindabyne. Park and pipe athletes from Snow Australia’s ETP (Emerging Talent Program) were among the first to begin training on the facility, which features a 17 metre run down to the jump, covered with JF DrySki slope material.

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