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City’s snowsports centre officially reopened ahead of winter season


Sport Aberdeen Chairman Tony Dawson has officially reopened the city’s snowsports centre following a body of refurbishment works ahead the busy winter season.

Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports, part of award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, was officially reopened today (Wednesday 14 October) after being closed for six months due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

In celebration the venue’s reactivation, and the upgrade works completed during the closure, Mr Dawson marked the occasion with the unveiling of a plaque at the Garthdee venue.

A significant body of improvement work has taken place during the lockdown including deep cleaning, path drainage, surface improvements and internal and external painting.

The city’s only dry ski slopes were also given an extra refresh last month with all five being officially renamed by the public, with top competition entries chosen as winners.

Tony Dawson, Sport Aberdeen Chairman said:

“Everyone has been extremely busy behind the scenes, working on the venue improvements and ensuring Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports is ready for everyone’s safe return to the popular city spot.

“I am delighted to be officially celebrating the reopening and upgrades today and I know that our members and customers are eager to get back to the slopes and make the most of this great offering right on our doorstep.”

Tony Dawson, Sport Aberdeen Chairman

“It is my hope that the improvements will help to encourage even more people to take to the slopes, whether they are dusting off their equipment and getting in some practice ahead of the winter season or trying the sports we offer here for the very first time. From the challenging Great White slope to the popular tubing slope, there is something for people of all ages and abilities.

“The last few months have been challenging for the leisure industry as a whole, and on behalf of everyone at Sport Aberdeen I would like to thank our members for the fantastic show of support we’ve received. We are now all very much looking forward to seeing the slopes come alive once again!”