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  • The repeat business has been unbelievable, tasters develop to plough II, plough II's develop to plough III and they develop up to basic swings and even parallels, on a nursery slope!
    – Steve Foulkes - Director Rossendale Ski Centre
  • Snowflex is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. It provides and safe and fun environment that is extremely affordable.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • If Snowflex® had been available 12 years ago, I would have not bothered with snow. This is fantastic.
    – Cor Mollin, Proprietor of the Belgian Indoor Snow Centres
  • A final note to all would be developers, build a slope like this and people will visit - it's really that simple
    – Russ Shea, Document Snowboard
  • That's the brilliant thing about it, there is so much scope to give people different experiences.
    – John Larkin
    Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
  • The key to the future of snowboarding is Snowflex. I mean you just wouldn’t dream of doing some of the things they are doing without Snowflex.
    – Adrian Cairns
    Photographer and Snowsports writer
  • Snowflex has changed the future of the ski, and snowboard industry forever.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • for the first time we have a safe, clean surface that people will come back to time and time again.
    – John Shedden
    Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council
  • I can see it's better just looking out of my window because people are learning quicker.
    – John Fleetham
    former Managing Director of Sheffield Ski Village
  • "Thank you Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for the good times today. Can't wait to come back!!!"
    – Louie Vito
    American professional snowboarder, Olympian, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
  • We are very happy with our Snowflex summer tubing hill. It is attracting visitors from across the country!
    – Trueman E. Hoffmeister
    Center Director
    Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies

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Technical FAQs

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How long does Snowflex® last?

Depending on usage it can last anywhere between 5 and 10 years. Snowflex® fibres are well proven as the hardest wearing fibre that has been used in synthetic surfaces materials. Also see the how long does it last section.

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Can worn patches to Snowflex® be replaced?

Complete tiles do not necessarily need removing and replacing. Only worn areas needs to be cut out and replaced - to any shape or size.

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How much land would I need to build a Snowflex snowsports centre?

See land requirements section.

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What will the water consumption be on a Snowflex® slope?

The BritonMist lubrication system is ordinarily designed and set to mist the slope for 2 minutes every 2 minutes. This can however be overridden either automatically or manually if need be.

As a guide a 10,000m2 slope will typically use 300 litres of water per minute. In dry, windy conditions only 70% of the water will typically be re-cycled.

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What sort of electrical power do I need to run a Snowflex® slope?

It really does depend on the design of the slope but as a general "rule of thumb" you will need:

1 x 30Kw for a Doppelmayr button lift on a main slope

1 x 15Kw for a BritonButtons lift on a main slope

1 x 3Kw for a QueueDodger on a nursery slope

1 x 5Kw for the BritonMist system

1 x 0.5Kw for each floodlight fitted

The power requirements for the lodge can be obtained from your architect/consultants

Q
Can I groom a Snowflex® slope with snow on top?

This depends on how much snow there is on top of the snowflex surface. Tests have shown that snow 30cm/12" thick can be mechanically groomed by piste grooming machines on top of Snowflex® all winter without any damage to the surface. However a mechanical groomer is likely to damage the surface if groomer blades make direct contact with it. Our recommendation would be to use a "walk behind" groomer rather than a "piste basher".