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Eddie the Eagle opens Dorset Snowsport Centre
Sunday, 20 March 2005





Warmwell Holiday park, near Weymouth will throw its doors open to the public from 10am until 8pm on Saturday 19th March 2005 to unveil the Dorset Snowsport Centre.

Eddie the Eagle, Britain’s most famous winter sportsman will officially declare the facility open on Saturday 19th march 2005 at 12.30 pm and will be around to offer advice on the do’s and don’ts of ski jumping!

From 1pm onwards there will be jaw dropping demonstrations from some of the world’s best snowboarders including Shwe Voller who at times appears to defy the laws of gravity.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment have given the region an unrivalled snowsport facility in the grounds of the well loved holiday park. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are catered for with the revolutionary Snowflex surface serious snow sport fanatics have the very latest technology.

There is a nursery slope with two teaching lanes and the main slope which is approximately 110m long and 23m wide. The slope is serviced by the existing BritonButton rope tow, which will provide a capacity of up to 800 trips per hour to the top of the hill. More advanced skiers and snowboarders can take a further ascent up a second brand new QueueDodger rope tow to the summit, on top of the newly constructed fun park launch platform. Descending down this east side into the fun park is a steep in-run down a choice of either a rainbow rail or down toward the jump zone.

The jump zone comprises a choice of a fun-box-style jump, a further (straight) rail or a traditional kicker jump with a ramp of 5m long, 2m wide and 1.2m high. All three of these features drop onto a steep landing area designed for “long air” but with maximum possible safety. This landing area is set into a bowl and features two alternative side entries for those just starting out in freestyle and wishing to approach from the adjacent practice slope.

After the landing area the funpark descends to an end-on elliptical quarter pipe at the foot of the east slope. The quarter pipe is12ft high, 25ft wide and includes an Igor (hip) on one end. The fun park is designed for both open freestyle practice and for competitions at local, national and international level.

Open to all, there are different levels of membership as well as equipment hire available. Come along to the Centre on Saturday 19th and FREE OF CHARGE try the facilities out for yourself.

For further information or to book a session contact: Nick Hodgsen at Dorset Snowsports Centre on 01305 853245.

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