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Report - Sheffield Ski Village (Jan 2016)

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by urbexodus, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. urbexodus

    urbexodus 28DL Full Member
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    Dec 29, 2015
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    Hi there!
    A bit late uploading this one, but here we go...
    Recently visited the Sheffield Ski village; we'd also been when it was still open.. We got in without difficulty, and we were able to explore to our heart's content.

    First, a bit of history:
    What was once one of the focal points of the UK's skiing and snowboarding scene now resembles a wasteland. In April 2012 a fire started accidentally shut the Sheffield Ski Village; three further arson attacks in a space of a year devastated it. The slopes are littered with rubbish and stained with graffiti, strips of the artificial surface have been torn up, and the Village's locked gates have become a dumping ground for the city's fly-tippers.

    Hard to believe given the state it is in now, but this dry ski slope, complete with half pipe, ski jumps and artificial mogul field, helped produce many of Team GB's top athletes, including half of the freeski team that competed at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. James “Woodsy” Woods, Katie Summerhayes and James Machon all learnt their trade at the Ski Village, as did Olympic snowboarders Zoe Gillings and Jamie Nicholls.

    There have been various rumblings about the site's future since the Village closed two years ago, with rumours of a planned housing development and a snowsports community gunning for a return to the dry slope's heyday, but none have amounted to much.

    But now, spurred on by Britain's success at the Winter Olympics, especially in the freestyle disciplines, a new group, Snowsport for Sheffield has launched a campaign to reopen the Village. The group's aims include, as well the reopening, creating a platform to foster the next generation of Winter Olympic athletes. A newly-released mini-documentary about the Village's plight is approaching 1,000 views and a petition supporting the group's cause is nearing 5,000 signatures.


    Rubble is all that remains of the old buildings (used for bowling)






    The slopes have been vandalised beyond repair

    Thanks for reading! :thumb
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  2. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    Mar 18, 2015
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    Really nothing left here now is there, just piles of mess sadly :( Good stuff for getting out and popping a report on :)
  3. Andrejuan

    Andrejuan 28DL Full Member
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    Crying shame, but still has great potential. There is an active few lobbying to improve it's options so hopefully ???
    Anyway, in the meantime nature reclaims everything eventually.
  4. Mr_T

    Mr_T 28DL Full Member
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    Feb 2, 2016
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    Oh dear, that looks a bit poorly :thumb
  5. The Lone Shadow

    The Lone Shadow Industrial Fanatic!
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    Aug 3, 2013
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    Wanted to see this - But, it doesn't look like much remains. It is a shame I didn't get out and explore it years ago.
  6. Envelope7

    Envelope7 28DL Member
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    Apr 2, 2016
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    If anyone is interested in further attempts and aspirations to restore the presently derelict Sheffield Ski Village, I have done a fair bit of urban exploration and research into this site, and put a lot of work into another project of regeneration; to run alongside the other promising projects like Snowsport for Sheffield and the expansion of Parkwood Springs MTB trials . We could also revive the site with planting and upcycling the debris into a communal 'edible park'...

    If you're interested, you can check out my blog posts and Facebook page for more information, and additional photography taken during explorations...!


  7. RookieUrbex

    RookieUrbex 28DL Member
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    Aug 17, 2016
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    I'm new here and I'm trying to get into this stuff with my freinds, was thinking this would be worth the look for my first time exploring but it's seem to not be great, is there anywhere in Sheffield in that sort of area that's good to explore
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