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New Dry Ski Centre Opening in Italy

A new dry ski centre, “Skigarden Val di Sole” is opening in Italy’s Trentino region later this month. The new facility complete with beginner and intermediate level ski runs, has been created using Neveplast surface material. Although the Val di Sole is a famous winter ski region, this marks the first time that people have been able to ski in

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Dry Ski Slope Wins £5,000 in Funding to Encourage More Disabled People to try Snowsport

Norfolk Snowsports Club have won a £5,000 grant from car-manufacturer Toyota to help more disabled people to try snowsports. The Club has been running adaptive ski and tubing sessions at its dry slope in Trowse, one of the UK’s largest, for several years but badly needed to replace aged specialist equipment. “The £5,000 received from Toyota Parasport Fund will be

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The World’s 20 Longest Dry Ski Slopes

Dry ski slopes have now been with us nearly 100 years, with special artificial surfaces designed especially for skiing on manufactured for the past 60 years. But many of the very longest slopes in the world have appeared in just the past few years, here’s the 20 longest on the planet at present. (1) 1,130m Veduchi, Russia This very long

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All New Surface & Misting for Scottish Dry Slope

The ski slope at Alford in Aberdeenshire, Scotland has had a major upgrade during the country’s second lockdown. Dry slope specialists MK Enterprises were sub-contracted to install a new Skitech surface.  It is the second time the two companies have worked together with MK Enterprises also recovering Ski Llandudno two years ago.  The all-new ski slope is approximately 120 metres

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The World’s Largest Dry Ski Slopes BY AREA

It’s usually fairly straight forward to find out how long a dry ski slope is, but getting a width stat so you can calculate slope area is more difficult. Along side the centres that grab the headlines for their long slopes, others opt for shorter but wider slopes which may have more space to turn. Still other centres have lots

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FIS Presidential Candidate Credits Dry Ski Slopes As Contributor to China’s Ski Boom

Sarah Lewis, the only woman presidential candidate for the upcoming election to become the new leader of the International Ski Federation (FIS), has credited the creation of dry slopes in areas without conventional snow slopes as a driver of China’s meteoric rise as a ski nation. In an interview with Chinese state media agency Xinhua, Lewis said, “By growing its

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Home Ski Slopes Sales Boom During Lockdown

Artificial ski slope manufacturer Skitrax has reported a mini-boom in sales of mini-ski slopes for home use during the pandemic lockdown. “Many young people in Germany have decided to build a small fun park themselves. Dozens of kids have bought between 15-30 sqm of our Slopetrax mats and added their own obstacles to further increase the fun!” said Wolfgang Schmidt

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New Indoor Ski Centre in the Swiss Alps

A new indoor ski centre has opened in the Swiss town of Saillon. Locoski features a SkiWorld Pro machine from Dutch-company Alpine Engineering which can be adjusted in terms of speed and steepness according to skier need. The slope also features a recent additional innovation, with routes to follow projected on to the slope.  Again these can change according to

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