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DEVELOPER APPOINTED TO REBUILD SHEFFIELD SKI VILLAGE - Kisia Cove, PlanetSKI
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The long neglected ski centre destroyed by fire is to be rebuilt as part of a £22.5m sports centre development.

 

 

Sheffield Council has announced that the leisure company, Extreme, will be the lead developer in the project.

Sheffield ski village was destroyed by fire in April 2012 and now is to be redeveloped as part of a £22.5m extreme sports centre on the original 48 acre plot of land.

The long neglected Shefield Ski Village The long neglected Shefield Ski Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When planning permission is granted a new ski slope will be built by 2019.

The abandoned site at Parkwood Springs, that overlooks the city centre, is to be transformed into a new extreme sports destination under the exciting new proposals.

There are plans for an outdoor mountain bike track, indoor climbing wall and a snow sports centre, possible sky diving along with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels proposed for later phases of the development.

Following a bidding process, Sheffield Council announced that leisure company Extreme, a destinations-led consortium, will develop, launch and operate the 48 acre project.

Parkwood Springs - SheffieldParkwood Springs - Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ski village was a key part in the journey of some of the UK's best freestyle skiers to reach the top of their sport, including James Woods, James Machon, Ellie Koyander and Katie Summerhayes, all of whom are now Team GB athletes.

British freestyle skier James Woods has been a long time campaigner and supporter for the return of the Sheffield Ski Village to its former glory.

Other ambassadors include snowboarder Jamie Nicholls and skier Rowan Cheshire who would also like to see the site brought back to life for snow sports.

The video below The Lost Edit, shot in 2008, features some early footage of Olympic hopefuls Tyler Harding and James Machon competing with other young skiing enthusiasts.

The list of skiers going through their paces in order of appearance include: Tyler Harding, Charlie Richards, Jake Conduit, Paddy Graham, Tom Ross, James Machon, Tyler Harding (again), and Andy Longley.

Sheffield Ski Village as it was in 2008:

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Alistair Gosling, CEO of Extreme said: “This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to deliver an extreme destination right in the heart of Sheffield."

"We will be tapping into the world-wide phenomena of creating action and adventure destinations, where all the excitement of sport and leisure facilities come together – sports activities, accommodation, eating, drinking, shopping – in a totally immersive experience."

We wait with bated breath for the redevelopment to take place.

We have reported on the series of arson attacks on the original ski centre over the years and how the skiing fraternity has pushed, persuaded and cajoled for it to be reopened.

The fires at the Sheffield Ski Village have been numerous.

The aim of the video below The Abandoned Ski Village was to drum-up support for the Sheffield Ski Village, and to reignite interest in its skiing heritage.

It's been a long journey.

The Abandoned Ski Village in 2015:

Sheffield Ski Village as it may look in the future:

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