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The key to the future of snowboarding is Snowflex. I mean you just wouldn’t dream of doing some of the things they are doing without Snowflex.Photographer and Snowsports writer
for the first time we have a safe, clean surface that people will come back to time and time again.Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council
That's the brilliant thing about it, there is so much scope to give people different experiences.Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
"Thank you Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for the good times today. Can't wait to come back!!!"American professional snowboarder, Olympian, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
The repeat business has been unbelievable, tasters develop to plough II, plough II's develop to plough III and they develop up to basic swings and even parallels, on a nursery slope!
Snowflex has changed the future of the ski, and snowboard industry forever.General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
If Snowflex® had been available 12 years ago, I would have not bothered with snow. This is fantastic.
I can see it's better just looking out of my window because people are learning quicker.former Managing Director of Sheffield Ski Village
A final note to all would be developers, build a slope like this and people will visit - it's really that simple
Snowflex is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. It provides and safe and fun environment that is extremely affordable.General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
We are very happy with our Snowflex summer tubing hill. It is attracting visitors from across the country!Center Director
Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies
Depending on usage it can last anywhere between 5 and 10 years. Snowflex® fibres are well proven as the hardest wearing fibre that has been used in synthetic surfaces materials. Also see the how long does it last section.
Complete tiles do not necessarily need removing and replacing. Only worn areas needs to be cut out and replaced - to any shape or size.
See land requirements section.
The BritonMist lubrication system is ordinarily designed and set to mist the slope for 2 minutes every 2 minutes. This can however be overridden either automatically or manually if need be.
As a guide a 10,000m2 slope will typically use 300 litres of water per minute. In dry, windy conditions only 70% of the water will typically be re-cycled.
It really does depend on the design of the slope but as a general "rule of thumb" you will need:
1 x 30Kw for a Doppelmayr button lift on a main slope
1 x 15Kw for a BritonButtons lift on a main slope
1 x 3Kw for a QueueDodger on a nursery slope
1 x 5Kw for the BritonMist system
1 x 0.5Kw for each floodlight fitted
The power requirements for the lodge can be obtained from your architect/consultants
This depends on how much snow there is on top of the snowflex surface. Tests have shown that snow 30cm/12" thick can be mechanically groomed by piste grooming machines on top of Snowflex® all winter without any damage to the surface. However a mechanical groomer is likely to damage the surface if groomer blades make direct contact with it. Our recommendation would be to use a "walk behind" groomer rather than a "piste basher".