THE NURSERY slope at Tallington Lakes Ski & Snowboard Centre in Lincolnshire has been re-shaped and resurfaced with a new artificial surface ready for this winter.
This was the first phase of a redeveloment plan and phase two and three, which sill be completed in 2019, will see the main slope also re-shaped and resurfaced, and the addition of a new freestyle area. This 2,000sm area will have a natural schuss, jump box and slope style features for freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
The new surface is from Italian company Neveplast. The company claims its material simulates real snow conditions and is one of the fastest surfaces on the market. Beginner skiers and snowboarders are already having lessons on the new nursery slope and a BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) member commented that ‘the new surface will require people to learn the correct technique, which will help them be better skiers and snowboarders on real snow in the mountains’.
Tallington Lakes has become a popular venue for the BASI Alpine Level 1 Course; which teaches skiers to become instructors. It has also helped various snowsport athletes start their racing careers including paralympian Jade Etherington, who won medals in downhill skiing at Sochi 2014, Ollie Wilson, who is ‘shredding’ slope style on his snowboard, and Henry Randall who just won bronze in the National Schools Alpine Ski Championships.
At the bottom of the slope is a retail shop, which offers boot fitting and equipment servicing and a vast selection of technical clothing.
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