Sheffield Ski Village £22.5million Redevelopment Announced
The former Sheffield Ski Village site is set to be redeveloped as part of a £22.5million scheme. Sheffield City Council have announced that Extreme (owners of action sports TV channel, Extreme) will lead the project.
Sheffield Ski Village originally opened in 1988 and was the largest artificial ski slope in Europe with 4 lift serviced runs including moguls and a half pipe. Multiple fires since 2012 have destroyed the site and this video shows two freestyle riders showcasing its derelict state in 2015.
Set on one of Sheffield's 7 natural hills, only a mile from the City Centre and right by Parkwood Springs mountain bike trails, the site is ideally positioned to enhance Sheffield's reputation as "The Outdoor City".
The plans encompass 48 acres of land and are said to include redevelopment of the ski slopes plus new mountain bike trails and climbing wall with more features yet to be confirmed.
In it's heyday, the Ski Village was not only responsible for introducing thousands of locals to the sports of skiing and snowboarding but also produced Team GB freestyle skiing Olympians; Katie Summerhayes, James Machon and James Woods (who won a Winter X-Games gold medal in the Mens Big Air in Aspen, 2017 and an X-Games bronze medal in Slopestyle in Norway, 2017. ).
The initial stages of the new attraction could open as early as 2019.