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Major New Snowflex® Centre Announced for China

Briton Engineering Developments has announce the first major Snowflex® slope to be built in Sichuan Province, China in Wufengxi Park, Chengdu. Wufengxi Park is a new mixed outdoor sports and tourism project being developed by Shanghai Xueyu Sports Management on behalf of Chengdu Culture Tourism Wufengxi Investment Management. The new snowsports area will consist of a main and nursery Snowflex®

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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

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NSW Government Commit $5 million to New National Freestyle Snowsports Training Centre

The New South Wales provincial government in Australia has said it will invest $5 million Australian dollars in a new year round freestyle training centre, complete with year-round dry slopes, ramps and a modern slope-hugging big air bag. The new National Snowsports Training Centre (NSTC) in Jindabyne, close to the ski resorts of perisher and Thredbo, will help the country’s

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The Ski Slope Built on a Sand Dune by the Seaside Using Pine Needles in Southwest France in 1938

A 250 metre long ski slope was created in 1938 on the south west French coast at Arcachon on the shores of the Bay of Biscay.  Known as Créppins, the slope was  covered with pine needles (locally called grépin) which offered what were described as, “very good gliding conditions.” It was used especially for training in slalom, downhill and even

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