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From Patrick Thorne of Snow365.com
High Wycombe Snowdome Moves Forward
The High Wycombe Snowdome proposal on the site of the former artificial surface ski centre in southern England, largely destroyed by fire two years ago, have been given the green light by local councillors. Members of Wycombe District Council's Development Control Committee have voted unanimously to pass the application put forward by the owners of Wycombe Summit, Snowdome Ltd, who also own the existing indoor snow centre at Tamworth and the UK copyright for the name ‘snowdome.’
The company wants to build a new ice rink, reception area, function rooms and viewing gallery along with a newly enclosed 100 metre training and nursery slope. There will be a new four-story club house will also be constructed as part of the plans to replace the original building on the site.
Martin Smith, managing director of Staffordshire-based Snowdome, said he was delighted with the decision.
"It's been four years since we acquired the site, two years since the lodge burnt down and finally our application has progressed substantially," he said.
North America’s long awaited first indoor snow centre at Meadowlands in New Jersey, Xanadu, is likely to be the most talked about new snow centre this year. The controversial and long delayed project currently aims to open ‘late’ in 2009, much of the indoor snow centre building is already complete.
Moscow’s first snow centre, like Xanadu already mostly complete and having already been supposed to open, should certainly open this year.
In the UK, the Bluestone Holiday Village in Wales, which plans to begin work on Phase 2 including an indoor snow centre next year, will open this summer. Work on two new snow centres at Hemel Hempstead and High Wycombe should start this year and a decision on whether the country’s largest and most southerly slope so far proposed, Snoasis, from a Public Enquiry launched a year ago, should be published any day.
About the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour
The Burton Global Open Series is part of the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. TTR ranks riders based on their results at participating competitions and crowns a Swatch TTR World Champion at the US Open. The Burton European Open are a 6Start TTR Event and are therefore ranked at the highest possible Star level. For more information,
visit www.ttrworldtour.com .
Snowbird caught a few inches of snow above 8000 earlier this week Not enough to hike out for a ride just enough to let you know summer is on the way out
Great Fall Skiing
Stubai Glacier - Austria
Stubai Glacier invites you to superior sun-skiing. Excellent slopes and firn snow are waiting for enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders. For those who prefer chilling in the sun the sun terrace at the Jochdohle, Austria´s highest mountain restaurant at 3.150 m, is perfect to relax and enjoy the fascinating view.
Mt Buller - Australia
We are currently sitting on -2.7 degrees.
Friday: Isolated showers, falling as snow above 1500 meters.
Saturday: Isolated showers, falling as snow above 1500 meters.
Make the most of your time on the slopes thanks to Ski Patrol's pick of the day:
Beginners: Bourke St
Advanced: Men’s Downhill.
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