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Wales could receive new dry slope


One of the worlds largest dry slopes is yet for Wales
A major synthetic slope development is being planned for the new Afan Valley Adventure Resort in South Wales.

The resort, being developed on a 450-acre site in South Wales, is being developed by a company called Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD) and is billed as the ultimate adventure playground featuring a multitude of outdoor pursuits and adrenaline-fuelled activities, all in one location.

Snowsport Cymru Wales is working alongside Briton Engineering Developments, the inventors and manufacturers of Snowflex to design and develop the artificial ski slopes, which will include slalom and moguls runs as well as terrain park features on a 300 metres long slope at the resort, making it one of the world’s biggest synthetic slope developments to date.
“Split into four activity zones: Alpine, Forest, Trails and Xtreme, the resort will provide the perfect base for those looking for sheer fun and light escape to those seeking a more serious test of strength and stamina,” a statement from NPD explains.

The complete resort will feature everything from downhill skiing to water sports; high-wire forest adventures to off-road biking and survival training to trampolining.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy has also announced the resort will become their European HQ.

At the core of the development a Central Plaza will be home to shops, bars and restaurants while luxury accommodation will be provided by 450 lodges, some of them slope side by the ski run, and a 100-bedroom hotel and spa.

“We are delighted to be bringing our knowledge and experience to Afan Valley Adventure Resort and look forward to delivering one of the most exciting and exhilarating all-weather slopes in the UK,” said Terry Di Stasi, Director of Business Development of Snowflex® manufacturers Briton Engineering.

Patrick Thorne, also known as the Snow Hunter, is an industry expert in all technical developments in snow sports. In addition to his work Patrick is also father and knows the importance and fun of kids on snow. www.thesnowhunter.com