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ThE gravel Ski slope

One of the more interesting ideas for an artificial surface ski slope was put forward in 1958 by German industrialist Dr Rudolf Alberti. Alberti owned a mining operation in the country’s Harz Mountains. Established in 1958 and still in operation today as Deutsche Baryt-Industrie, the company produced barium sulphates and calcium fluoride. Dr Alberti, a keen skier, took an interest

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Indoor Ski Complex Opens at Changchun, China

On the same latitude line as the world-famous ski resorts in Hokkaido, four never-ending indoor ski slopes have opened at a new centre at Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province in China. Changhun, also known as “the Detroit of China” because of its immense automobile industry, is home to a large family entertainment centre including four ski slope machines manufactured

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Dry Slope Skier Crowned World’s Best And Wins Crystal Globe

A boarder who initially learned her skills and then spent most of her formative years on dry slopes has won the annual Crystal Globe from the International Ski Federation having finished the 2019-20 World Cup season well ahead in the women’s snowboard slopestyle competition. Katie Ormerod from Brighouse in Yorkshire, England, is the first British woman and the first British

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Scottish Ski Site Wins International Skiing History Association Award

Scotland-based ski site DrySlopeNews.com has won a major award in this year’s selection of winners from the American-based International Skiing History Association (ISHA). The independent organisation’s annual awards recognise “outstanding creative work in ski history” and the 17 winners come from around the globe with winners in different categories coming from Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia and Sweden as well

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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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