General News of interest to LSERSA skiers
New Skiplex Centre in Chiswick
The new Skiplex Centre at Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis in Chiswick will provide the region with indoor training facilities where users can learn to perfect skiing and snowboarding techniques on advanced ski slope simulators.
Try it - attend the open weekend at Dukes Meadows in Chiswick on Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd October 2011 from 9am until 6pm, where you can experience the UK’s first indoor ski simulator for free. All the ski clothing and equipment required will be provided.
Proposal for Snow Slope on London 2012 site
Acer Snowmec, the company behind projects such as The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead and Ski Dubai, has outlined plans for turning the Broadcast Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games into a centre for snowsports.
Proposed Ski Slope by the Thames in Richmond
Martin Langley, Project Engineer, said:
As a 'monetarised' proposition, (ie one with some hope of succeeding!) we are hoping to offer packaged training courses over weekends since this allows us to control access and provide revenues in a deliverable way. Also the slope can be advertised and leafleted in a manner consistent with other local attractions such that local and overseas tourists know what they're buying and what it costs.
At this point, however, we have to admit the initiative is largely stalled. Whilst there has been extensive interest in the media, (we even had an enquiry from the FT), and the local tourism agencies are keen, the response from London ski hire and training companies has been underwhelming.
As a practical proposition, the equipment needed for snow production can be deployed with a modest investment, however for regular activities we need participation from professional winter sports firms who have thus far shown little interest.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in the venture then please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'd be very happy to discuss.
Snowsport England reveals priority facilities - includes Aldershot
Snowsport England has identified the ten ski facilities across the country that are set to be placed at the centre of its efforts to increase the number of people participating in snow sports. Alpine Snow Centre in Aldershot, Hampshire, is among the clubs and facilities earmarked to receive a share of £985,000 Sport England funding.
SnOasis - a huge Snowsports centre
Latest news: Building work is expected to start in September 2010.
The planning application for SnOasis, a huge resort with the world's biggest indoor ski slope and other winter sports activities near Ipswich, was approved in April 2006 and a public inquiry finished in June this year, with the expectation that it will be approved. BUT ...
Read the latest news with suggestions as to how you can help make this a reality.
For more information about the project go to http://www.snoasis.co.uk/
Wycombe Snowdome - Latest News
Feb 12, 2012 - Wycombe Summit 'ski centre' site up for sale
Mar 18, 2010 - New plan in bid to save Wycombe snowdome - The proposed multi-million pound ski centre may have moved a step closer after developers and Wycombe District Council (WDC) came to an agreement over the decimated Wycombe Summit site.
Feb 23, 2010 - Petition WDC to approve the planning for Wycombe Snowdome - Wycombe District Council (WDC) are opposing plans for a snowdome to be built at the site of the old dry slope which has been out of action for years. Sign up on Facebook to Petition WDC to approve the planning for Wycombe Snowdome.
Feb 15, 2010 - Calls to re-open old Wycombe ski slope used by Olympian - BBC Local
High Wycombe planning committee unanimously approved the plans for Wycombe SnowDome in December. Central government have now ratified this decision and building is expected to start September 2008 with completion and opening expected September 2009. There will be a 100 metre snow slope and the outdoor 300 metre dendix dry slope is retained. There will also be an ice rink and children's snow play area plus food and drink outlets. See the Wycombe Summit website for more details.
Wycombe Summit ski slope will open again in September 2009 after the disasterous fire in November 2005. The two small training slopes will be converted to snow, an ice rink and a new building constructed. The large slope will be retained. See the Wycombe Summit website for more details.
The Wycombe Phoenix Race Club has been born and arranges training at Welwyn (on Wednesdays at 7pm) for its members. For more information contact Sandy Telling on 01483 827972, email him at email@example.com or see their web site.
The Wycombe Summit Ski Slope building was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday 22nd November 2005. 50 fire fighters attended. There were no injuries. The lifts and the slope are OK.
See more news & pictures on Snowboard Club UK's web site.
Bucks Free Press update - fire still burning 9am 23 Nov 05.
Driving to the Alps this winter? Need some advice?
See the useful article on the Natives Web site
Report on EGM to discuss merger of LSERSA and SRSA
On Wednesday 17th January 2007 an EGM was held for both LSERSA and SRSA to decide the future of the regions and to vote on dissolving the existing regions and merging as one bigger region.
Firstly, LSERSA's Committee Secretary would like to thank all of you who either returned your Proxy Form or who attended the meeting in person. It was a great reassurance that our attempts to keep our members informed seemed to have worked so well.
Unfortunately, the proceedings did not get as far as hoped, as whilst a majority of LSERSA members voted in favour of the merger, the Southern Region did not feel able to vote, at this time, on the proposal to dissolve and merge as one region. This was because there were several clubs who felt they did not have the full facts or did not have sufficient time to consider them. However, there was a long and frank discussion and it would appear that having become more familiar with the proposal, there was some support for further consideration at a later date. In view of all the hard work that goes into running the regional races during the summer months, it was decided that the proposal would be best left until the AGM in November. This will provide time for more discussion and resolution of problems, which some of the SRSA clubs are concerned about.
Prior to the meeting the Chairs of the Regions had written an open letter and the whole matter of regionalisation had been discussed at various SSE Council meetings. See the Council's Regional Proposals - a document outlining the key points put to the October Council meeting together with a more detailed paper specifically considering the LSERSA and SRSA situation.
Last updated: 7th January 2014