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Award-winning charity makes six figure investment in dry ski slope improvements


Momentum continues for award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen as it makes a significant investment in dry ski slope upgrades at Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre.

The key improvements, with a value exceeding £125,000 – will see 600m2 of synthetic matting replaced across two high-traffic areas on the ‘Great White’ – one of five slopes at the venue.

A credible alternative to snow, the matting is a high-performance synthetic system which offers two essential properties for the enjoyment of skiing and snowboarding; slip for speed and grip for the ability to switch direction and regulate the speed of descent.

Other recent developments at the centre include the installation of a travellator on the tubing slope, widening and flattening of surrounding paths as part of enhanced Covid-19 safety measures, and redecoration of the main building’s interior to welcome customers back after a period of closure due to the pandemic.

Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts can expect to reap the benefits of the new slope improvements immediately as the works concluded in early January.

Home to the only dry ski slopes in the city, Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre currently supports around 600 participants weekly on its lessons and coaching programme.

The programme consists of continuous improvement lessons for adults, juniors and individuals with additional support needs, as well as race training, freestyle sessions and taster sessions.  

Those who wish to travel further afield to a ski resort can hire all the necessary snowsports kit from the centre’s rental service.

Graeme Dale, Head of Sport and Active Communities, said: “At Sport Aberdeen, we are committed to providing first-class sporting facilities which are inclusive and accessible to everyone.  

“We are delighted to again be reinvesting back into the communities that we serve through the slope replacement work at Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre. This represents a substantial investment and we’re sure the improvements to the quality of the facility and experience will be warmly welcomed by our regular users.

“With the growing popularity of snowsports, it is hoped that budding skiers and snowboarders will be inspired to take to the slopes too.”

Trafford Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Snowsport Scotland, said: “It is great to recognise Sport Aberdeen’s commitment to continuous improvement and further development for the future.

“It is vital that we encourage more individuals to get involved in the action-packed and thrill-seeking nature of snowsports and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it.

“I am confident that Sport Aberdeen’s latest investment will boost grassroots participation in snowboarding and skiing in the north-east.”

If you fancy hitting the slopes, you can view the public open session timetable here, otherwise please email to find out more about lessons.