• We are very happy with our Snowflex summer tubing hill. It is attracting visitors from across the country!
    – Trueman E. Hoffmeister
    Center Director
    Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies
  • Snowflex is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. It provides and safe and fun environment that is extremely affordable.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • "Thank you Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for the good times today. Can't wait to come back!!!"
    – Louie Vito
    American professional snowboarder, Olympian, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
  • A final note to all would be developers, build a slope like this and people will visit - it's really that simple
    – Russ Shea, Document Snowboard
  • That's the brilliant thing about it, there is so much scope to give people different experiences.
    – John Larkin
    Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
  • Snowflex has changed the future of the ski, and snowboard industry forever.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • 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!
    – Steve Foulkes - Director Rossendale Ski Centre
  • 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.
    – Adrian Cairns
    Photographer and Snowsports writer
  • If Snowflex® had been available 12 years ago, I would have not bothered with snow. This is fantastic.
    – Cor Mollin, Proprietor of the Belgian Indoor Snow Centres
  • I can see it's better just looking out of my window because people are learning quicker.
    – John Fleetham
    former Managing Director of Sheffield Ski Village
  • for the first time we have a safe, clean surface that people will come back to time and time again.
    – John Shedden
    Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council

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Halifax’s Katie Ormerod takes second in World Cup big air event

British snowboarder, Katie Ormerod, has won the first World Cup podium of her career after finishing second in the “big air” event in Canada. Katie finished just behind Winter Olympic slopestyle champion, American Jamie Anderson, in Quebec City.

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Katie Ormerod was the first girl EVER to land the fabled double cork 1080, one of the most complex manoeuvres in snowboarding


“I’m so excited to be on my first World Cup podium here in Quebec City for the Big Air!!” said Katie. “And I’m so stoked to have taken 2nd place. I grew up riding Snowflex® at Halifax dry slope from the age of 3 as a skier and then snowboarding from the age of 5. Snowflex® has helped massively to shape me into the snowboarder I am today!”

Long considered a medal hope for Team GB, Katie aged just 15, was the youngest girl to land a double backflip on a snowboard and a year later she was the world's first female to land a backside double cork 1080.

She also competed in her first X Games last month and finished an impressive sixth in slopestyle in Aspen, Colorado.

"Seeing many kids like Katie develop their skills from an early age on Snowflex® facilities around the world is a huge thrill for everyone here at Briton" said Terry Di Stasi, Director of Business Development for Briton Engineering Developments which invented and manufactures Snowflex,

Katie, now 18, is considered a serious medal hope for Britain, alongside Billy Morgan, Aimee Fuller and skiers James Woods, Katie and Molly Summerhayes. Britain is looking to add to Jenny Jones' bronze in slopestyle in Sochi 2014.

Big air will join slopestyle in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in 2018.

*Picture courtesy of BBC website 16 Feb 2016

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