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We are very happy with our Snowflex summer tubing hill. It is attracting visitors from across the country!Center Director
Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies
I can see it's better just looking out of my window because people are learning quicker.former Managing Director of Sheffield Ski Village
"Thank you Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for the good times today. Can't wait to come back!!!"American professional snowboarder, Olympian, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
for the first time we have a safe, clean surface that people will come back to time and time again.Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council
Snowflex is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. It provides and safe and fun environment that is extremely affordable.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.
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!
That's the brilliant thing about it, there is so much scope to give people different experiences.Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
Snowflex has changed the future of the ski, and snowboard industry forever.General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
A final note to all would be developers, build a slope like this and people will visit - it's really that simple
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.Photographer and Snowsports writer
Briton awarded major nursery expansion and refurbishment at Ski Rossendale
Following the announcement last year that Ski Rossendale had been awarded £440,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund to improve facilities (with additional match funding bringing the total investment in up to £630,000), Briton Engineering Developments Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to supply their award winning Snowflex® snowsports surface system to refurbish and expand the nursery slope and the entire associated infrastructure.
The redevelopment at Ski Rossendale, also supported by Rossendale Borough Council, includes a new first-floor cafe and clubroom at the Rawtenstall facility, alongside improved disabled access and toilets.
The nursery slope, which was last surfaced with Snowflex® some 15 years ago, will see the whole area resurfaced and expanded by 50% to 1500m2 to meet the increasing demand for ski and snowboard lessons that Ski Rossendale is experiencing.
The new Snowflex nursery slope will help develop the next generation of British Winter Olympians
Additionally Briton will be upgrading the misting and water re-cycling systems and will relocate the existing travellator and install a new travellator on the slope to meet the increased capacity the new larger slope will give.
“We are delighted to be one of only 36 projects across the country to be awarded this Sport England Improvement Fund. Creating a modern up to date leisure facility has been our goal since we took over the ski centre back in 2011. This now sets Ski Rossendale up to move forward offering a great customer experience” said Project Leader, David Fuller.
Sue Foulkes, Director at Ski Rossendale also said “It’s taken a long time to work through all the issues we have encountered commercially and technically with this project but we are delighted to that Briton Engineering Developments Ltd is able to bring their many years of knowledge and experience of urban snowsports, together with their Snowflex® system, to help us become "a winter sports centre of excellence" once again.
Councillor Andy MacNae, Rossendale’s Head of Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism, added “Ski Rossendale is one of our most important assets, one which has put Rossendale on the map and inspired thousands of people to get into sport. It has been great working with the social enterprise team there to bring in this much needed investment. Looking forward we hope we can build on this, to attract further funding, getting Ski Rossendale back to where it belongs and complimenting regeneration going on elsewhere in the valley”.
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, also added: “We know people have a better experience of sport when they have good facilities in which to play. This is why we’re investing in Ski Rossendale to improve their facilities so they are more appealing to young people, and help us to get them developing a lifelong sporting habit.”
Terry Di Stasi, Briton’s Director of Business Development, added that Briton is once again delighted to be involved and working closely with Ski Rossendale. “Having seen many young world class athletes come through the ranks in the past 15 years or so at Ski Rossendale we are excited to be involved in the development of the next generation of new talent that will come from the North West of England”
Ski Rossendale is one of 36 projects across England to share in over £12.5 million of National Lottery investment. Between 2012 and 2017, Sport England will have invested £45 million of lottery funding through the Improvement Fund into medium-sized projects to improve grassroots sport facilities.