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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • "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.
  • Snowflex has changed the future of the ski, and snowboard industry forever.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    – Craig Combs
    Owner Wolfe Mountain Tubing Slope, Branson, Missouri, USA


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Technical FAQs

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.

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.

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

See land requirements section.

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.

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

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".