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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
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
The Snowflex tubing Hill is a lot of fun! Everyone we've had visit, has left with a smile on their face.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome.Owner Wolfe Mountain Tubing Slope, Branson, Missouri, USA
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
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.
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!
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
Developing Future Olympians for Team GB
Briton Engineering Developments Ltd takes great pride in the fact that a significant amount of Team GB’s Park and Pipe athletes got a start on Snowflex slopes in Yorkshire, Glasgow, Hampshire and Dorset. These slopes have produced a wealth of talented skiers and snowboarders, which the GB Park and Pipe crew have developed to a world class standard.
“People assume because we don’t have any snow you can’t go snowboarding, but you can. I rode a dry slope for three years before I even knew what snow was.” – Billy Morgan (Big Air Bronze medal winner PyeongChang 2018)
It is no coincidence that most of the ski and snowboard stars of Team GB had ready access to local dry ski slopes in their formative years. They had to start somewhere and learn the basics in a country with limited access to mountains and very little snow. The success in the recent Olympics has proven that it is possible for British athletes to perform at the same level as athletes from the winter sports powerhouse nations in Scandinavia, North America and Western continental Europe.
Whilst Team GB has had its best ever Olympic medal haul on snow, British dry slopes have long suffered from serious underinvestment and subsequent deterioration. As the overall global standard in snowsports increases many of the slopes in the UK have lacked the resources and investment to provide the world-class facilities that Team GB Park and Pipe needs in order to keep producing athletes of the highest calibre.
To continue developing future Olympic stars British snowsports desperately needs at least one centre of excellence like the ones built by Briton Engineering Developments Ltd around the world. Indeed such a facility is already in development and undoubtedly Team GB’s future prospects will receive a boost when the Snowflex® urban snowsports centre begins construction at the HDOne project in Huddersfield later this year.
Olympian James ‘Woodsy’ Woods testing out the Liberty Mountain Snowboard Centre, Lynchburg Virginia, USA
Briton Engineering Developments Ltd of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire UK, have already built similar centres around the world successfully to enormous acclaim. Their ‘Snowflex’ centres are well known and praised internationally and incorporate all the necessary ‘trick’ features such as rails, jumps, kickers, quarter and half pipes, to develop future Olympians.
With the right investment Team GB could be training in facilities like this one in Noeux Les Mines, France
Snowflex® facilities are just the sort of amenity that snow sports and elite athletes are crying out for. All that is needed is the political will and the right levels of investment if success is to be built on from both the Sochi and PyeongChang Olympics in readiness for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022!
For more information about the Snowflex® facilities around the world please visit www.snowflex.com/news/latest
About Briton Engineering Developments Ltd
Briton Engineering Developments are the inventors and sole manufacturers of the award winning Snowflex® snowsports surface system. Briton have been involved in over 250 snowsports projects in the UK and internationally.
Any enquiries about the company’s products and services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
Terry Di Stasi,
Director of Business Development
Briton Engineering Developments Ltd
Tel: 00 44 (0)1484 689933 or if calling from the US and Canada 011 44 1484 689933
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