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Indoor Snow Centre For Wales Moves Forward

Plans for a first indoor snow centre in Wales, planned for a former quarry site near Merthyr Tydfil, first announced several years ago, remain ‘live’ with the announcement that the project’s developers intend to submit a detailed planning proposal early this summer. At around 500 metres in length the Rhydycar West development will feature by far the longest slope in

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Giant Chinese Snowpark Records nearly 2 Million Visitors In First 7 Months of Operation

The giant Sunac Snow Park in Guangzhou, the capital city of south China’s Guangdong Province, has reported “nearly two million visitors” in the seven months since it opened in June 2020, despite the pandemic, according to its management. Interviewed by China Global Television Network (CGTN) one snowboarder said he had quite his job and moved home to be closer to

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Indoor Snow Centre With “3D multi-level Skiing Routes” Under Construction in China

With more than 30 indoor snow centres now operational (about a quarter of the world total), including several of the planet’s largest facilities. Chinas is already by far the world’s largest operator of these facilities. With the 2022 Winter Olympics – by which time China aimed to get 300 million people interested in ice or snow sports – now just

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Reem Mall Abu Dhabi to Open in 2021

One of the longest planned indoor snow centres in the Middle East will open in 2021, the company behind it says. Snow Park Abu Dhabi will be a ‘destination snow park attraction’ covering 11,600 square metres (125,000 sq ft park) with less of an onus on skiing and snowboarding, it is understood, but more on multi-snow fun activities including sledging

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Indoor Snow Centre for Sydney Still on the Cards

Plans for a $200m (Australian) indoor snow centre for Western Sydney first announced several years ago are still alive and the plans are in fact now one step closer, according to local reports. The proposed Winter Sports World for Penrith in Western Sydney is the latest of multiple indoor-snow-centre projects announced for the city lover the past three decades. The

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Greater Manchester Still Skiing At Tier 3

The Greater Manchester region changed from tier 2 to England’s highest tier 3 pandemic restrictions as of Friday (23rd October), but the region’s indoor real snow slope, Chill Factore, has confirmed it will remain open to skiers and boarders. The centre was awarded Visit England’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation when it re-opened back in August and since reopening, the

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