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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New Dry Ski Slope For Italian School

The Bilingual European School of Milan (BES) in Italy now offers skiing in the schoolyard with the installation of a new dry slope, 30 metres long and 10 metres wide with a safe gradient of 10%, by the Bergamo-based company Neveplast. The new slope was declared open by former Alpine skiing champion Giorgio Rocca while the Alpine skiing World Championships

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Ski & Surf YEAR-ROUND in Oklahoma

A new centre which allows visitors to try skiing and surfing at the same location, side by side, is set to open this May in Oklahoma City. The existing Riversport complex which already offers Olympic and Paralympic standard white water rafting and rowing as well as an artificial wave pool for surfers is to install a SkiMachine from Alpine Engineering

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Austrian Resorts Adds Year-Round ‘Startpark’

Austria’s Schladming ski area is set to unveil a new ‘startpark’ this spring at the resort’s Reiteralm ski area, already a favoured destination among ski and snowboard cross specialists who come from all over the world to train at the existing Cross Park there. The new startpark will have an added dimension that other training facilities do not however –

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Dry Ski Slope Planned for Preston

A dry ski slope has been announced as one of the attractions at a proposed £60m multi-sports centre planned for Preston. Christened ‘Phoenix Park’ the centre would be a development of the existing Trax education and sporting facility, which was established 20 years ago on the banks of the city’s Ribble Estuary near Preston Docks. Local media reports that a

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