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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
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
A final note to all would be developers, build a slope like this and people will visit - it's really that simple
"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 Snowflex tubing Hill is a lot of fun! Everyone we've had visit, has left with a smile on their face.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome.Owner Wolfe Mountain Tubing Slope, Branson, Missouri, USA
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
That's the brilliant thing about it, there is so much scope to give people different experiences.Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
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
Olympians Credit Snowflex For Their Success
Reflecting on Britain's best ever performance at the winter Olympics and Paralympics earlier this year, several members of the British Olympic Team have expressing their thanks to the British dry slope scene for getting them where they are today – amongst the world's best.
A large percentage of team members began their skiing and boarding and moved up in their careers on British dry slopes using surface materials such as Snowflex.
Talent such as James "Woodsy" Woods, Katie Summerhayes and Emma Lonsdale in the skiing field, and snowboarding superstar, Jamie Nicholls are proving that coming from a lowland nation which doesn't get much snow, hasn't stopped them from making it to the world stage.
Under the guidance of Pat Sharples, Team GB's freestyle coach, James Woods is one of the world's top freestyle skiers. "Woodsy" hails from Sheffield and learnt to ski on Snowflex at the Sheffield Ski Village
Katie Summerhayes, also from Sheffield, and Emma Lonsdale who learned to ski and honed her skills on Snowflex at the Kendal Snowsports Club, have both been putting their mark on the international freestyle ski scene too.
"I think the reason Great Britain is quite strong in the freestyle skiing and snowboarding is because of the facilities we have up here in the north," said Katie, "I grew up on Kendal and while some people scoff about skiing on plastic it is where a lot of skiers originate from and it's an invaluable base. I raced on dry ski slopes for many years and then when Kendal changed to having Snowflex moguls and jumps that was quite a turning point in my career. If it wasn't for that I probably wouldn't have got into freestyle skiing at all."
Not to be outdone by the skiers, Jamie Nicholls who hails from Bradford, has long been cited as a trail blazer on the UK scene.
Jamie reinforced what Emma Lonsdale said, "I started riding at Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre when I was 7 years old, on Snowflex. It's crazy to think how far you can come from a place with no mountains and not much snow. But Snowflex has helped me to get to where I am today and if it wasn't for Snowflex I'm not sure where I would be right now."
"We get a huge thrill when we see talent coming through the many Snowflex facilities around the world," said Terry Di Stasi, Director of Business Development for Briton Engineering Developments which makes Snowflex, "When we saw that nine of the 19 skiers and snowboarders in Team GB learnt and trained on Snowflex that makes us particularly proud."