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Approval for UKs 7th Indoor Snow Sports complex

The operators of The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead, London’s closest real snow indoor skiing and snowboarding destination, are to run a second facility at Swindon.

Full planning consent has now been given to the long-standing proposals for the facility with 15,800 square metres of indoor snow space within Swindon’s North Star Leisure Complex.

The brand-new snow centre will feature two indoor real snow slopes; a 170m Main Slope, 75m Lesson Slope, and a designated fun zone for sledging and snow play. On completion the centre wil become the UK’s seventh indoor skiing facility—and the first new real snow slope the UK has seen since The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead opened its doors in May 2009.

Located alongside a 13-screen cinema, including the largest IMAX screen in Europe, 19 lane bowling alley, a trampoline park, a gym, shops and the existing Oasis Leisure centre, The Snow Centre Swindon is part of a £270m project lead by property development and investment company, SevenCapital.

Olympic Snowboarder Jamie Nicholls said: “This is an amazing opportunity for even more people to get into snow sports. It will give those living in the South West of England; Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and beyond the chance to get into skiing or snowboarding. I can’t wait to hit the slopes in Swindon with the next generation of snow sports talent.”

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.