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    Arrow Ski Village - Sheffield - February 2013


    I've been meaning to have a look up here for a while and a lazy day in with the girlfriend became various trips down a ski slope on different makeshift sleds:

    The History


    Not too much point in going over and over this as it's been covered all over the net recently. To quote wikipedia:
    ]Sheffield Ski Village was an artificial ski slope complex in the Parkwood Springs area of Sheffield, England until destroyed by fire in 2012. It was believed to be the largest artificial ski resort in Europe with a sports shop, bar, restaurant and a range of slopes which include a snowflex nursery slope, a dendix recreational slope and a freestyle park consisting of a half pipe, hip jump, kicker, a quarter pipe and various grind rails. On 29 April 2012, the main building of the Ski Village was destroyed by a fire. The blaze occurred in the early hours of the morning and no-one was injured. On 1 May 2012, a small hut containing controls for the ski lifts was destroyed in a second fire in the early hours of the morning.

    The initial fire was ruled as accidental despite speculation that it was fraudulent. This place has gone downhill ridiculously fast considering it has been closed for less than a year. Recent newspaper reports suggest that the centre is unlikely to reopen due to the extensive vandalism and theft (as well as further arson attacks) that have plagued it in the past few months. More can be read here: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/...open-1-5271123


    The Photographs

    1. This fine looking little mester asked for a portrait on the way up:






    2. Climbing frames extraordinaire:




    3. Reliving my childhood:




    4. This was - however- somewhat of a departure:




    5. Interior of the previous vehicle which has moved a good 500 metres from where it was in month old reports




    6. Ski lift winch:




    7. The slope, littered with the aforementioned makeshift sleds:




    8. My girlfriend (Woolenbungalow) ascending the red run:




    9. Sunset on the slopes:




    10. I initial mistook this for people doing groundwork, on closer inspection it too is trashed:




    "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay,
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away."


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    What a mess!great pics thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    "this place has gone down hill fast".

    Yep no denying its on a slippery slope

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    this thread is all downhill from here

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    Should have seen this coming to be honest :D
    "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay,
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away."


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    this looks a cool place, only down the road from me aswel and never thought of visiting lol, surprised they left the excavator, some moneys worth there, or once was :s

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    Yeah mate, I thought exactly the same, there's some more plant equipment there as well. Seems odd to have not moved it as they don't look as though they'd have been broken before it closed.
    "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay,
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away."


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    This place is deteriorating fast, snow doubt about it.
    There looks like theres a lot to do in Sheffield tho, cheers for sharing.
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    i bet that'd be wicked for sledging!

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