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RISING FROM THE ASHES - Jane Peel, Chief Reporter
Friday June 29, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

The consortium behind plans to revive the famous Sheffield Ski Village in South Yorkshire has issued the first images of how it will look.


EXTREME Destinations intends to rebuild the derelict ski slopes as part of a major re-development of the wider Parkwood Springs area.

Sheffield Ski Village - the dry slope centre where the British Olympic freestyle skier and X-Games champion James 'Woodsy' Woods started out - was once the biggest of its kind in Europe.

It closed six years ago after it was targeted by arsonists, resulting in serious fire damage.

Several more fires have broken out at there since.

A map showing how the whole site could look, together with the first architect's images of a new ski lodge and plans for mountain bike trails were unveiled in Sheffield this week.

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The new ski centre is due to be built in the first phase of the development.

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EXTREME says it will reveal further plans later in the year alongside Sheffield City Council's masterplan for the wider Parkwood Springs area.

The City Council's cabinet member for business and investment, Councillor Mazher Iqbal said it was great to see the plans taking shape after months of hardwork by EXTREME and the council

"These plans show the huge potential of the former ski village site as a major destination and large visitor attraction," he said.

"It shows how EXTREME can carry out a phased delivery plan which brings the ski village back into use alongside many other outdoor pursuits. And it also shows how the rest of the site can be developed with the potential for lodges, hotels and other accommodation."

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EXTREME is hoping to secure regional funding to bring the project closer to reality.

It has 120 sporting ambassadors, many of whom are skiers and snowboarders who trained at the Sheffield Ski Village. They include GB Olympic snowboarder Jamie Nicholls.

The consortium is led by adventure sports and TV station EXTREME, which was named by the City Council last November as the preferred developer for the 48-acre sports, leisure and entertainment complex.

We reported on the news at the time:

The £22.5 million development is expected to create an initial 100 new full-time jobs.

Later stages of the project could see an indoor sky diving facility, e-gaming, a virtual reality hub, live music, restaurants, bars, shops and accommodation.

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