Anyway, I did some maths and figured out that for the (construction) price of this fridge, we could have a snowflex dryslope that is between 10 and 20 times the area. Fuck, we could rebuild the sheffield ski village between 10 and 20 times over. We could have a Woodward-style place. Or both.
Yeah sure snowflex is weather dependent, but surely that means that, when it rains, those of us that really want to ski get the slope to ourselves?
Let's not factor in the massive environmental costs of keeping roughly 400,000 cubic meters at about -6 degrees C.
My main point is that multiple dry slopes would be better for British skiing than a fridge. We could get 10 to 20 times the number of people on, it would be cheaper for them, and we would have a higher chance of producing some quality talent. Woodsy grew up on dry slope. There is absolutely no need for fridges.
When I move back north I'll still visit Chill Factore and Castleford every fortnight. If the SSV was still open, I'd probably be there at least three days a week. If it was snowflex?