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Ski slope protest continues
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A group of children has been camping out at a ski slope in Wales threatened with closure. We have already reported on it on PlanetSKI and now the BBC's Newsround has featured the story.

The slope is the Plas Y Brenin dry slope in North Wales - one of the oldest and longest in the UK.

It has been earmarked for closure as the people that run and finance it claim the cost of repairs do not merit the work for the number of people that use it.

A group of locals from the North Wales Snowsports Club thinks otherwise and has set up a protest camp. Many are children.

The protestors claim too much money is being spent on the Olympics in London and not enough on grassroots sport around the country.

It is owned by Sports Council Trust Company (SCTC) and managed by Mountain Training Trust, a registered charity.

For the full story on PlanetSKI that we published last month when the protest started then see here.

While for the recent film from Newsround then see this link.

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