He added, “we have been working hard behind the scenes with various
winter sports bodies to attract major competitions to SnOasis. We can
confidently say once complete it will host an ever growing number of
international events, leading to it becoming a regular venue on the
world winter sports circuit. These activities will undoubtedly bring
further benefits and kudos to our country.”
Godfrey Spanner, Managing Director of Onslow Suffolk, the developers of the scheme said, “At last we have final approval, after eight years and costs running into many millions, we can move forward and give our country something unique to be proud of. SnOasis will now become a reality bringing with it countless opportunities for jobs, the local and national economies, education, athletes and the winter sports industry.”
The project was backed by the business sector, but faced opposition from residents and environmental groups including Natural England who were concerned about damage to the environment and congestion on local roads.
Once completed, it will claim the titles of....
-Europe’s largest indoor ski slope
-The UK’s first Centre of Excellence for winter sport
-The UK’s first 400m Ice Speed Skating track
-The UK’s first 100m Bobsleigh push start
-14 winter sports in one location
-The UK’s first 1.5km dedicated Cross-Country Skiing Track
-The UK’s first Ice Museum
Damn, looks like it will be pretty sick when its done, might have to go down and visit it at some point after its opened. Looks like us Brits will get somewhere half decent to ski all year round now...