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Winter Arrives Early Edinburgh

Monday, 20 October 2008

The first snow of winter fell on Edinburgh this Saturday as more than 20 tonnes of snow appeared in Bristo Square.

SNO!zone delivered the snow, made at its real snow sports centre in Braehead, to create a snow slope down the steps of McEwan Hall as part of the Scottish Universities Dryslope Championships.

The championships gives Scotland's best ski and snowboard talent the chance to represent their clubs by taking part in racing and freestyle events at Midlothian Snowsports Centre.

However this year, for the very first time, the finals of the slopestyle event were hosted on the specially constructed snow slope in Edinburgh city centre.

More than 30 riders took part in the final which included live music and demonstrations from top professional and semi-professional riders.

Martin Lisle, SNO!zone's marketing & events co-ordinator, said: "This was the second time that we had created a snow slope in Edinburgh and with the impressive back drop of McEwan  Hall it was a fantastic event.

"Some of Scotland's best skiers and snowboarders showed off their skills on the slope and everyone had a great time."

For more information visit www.thisissusc.com  or www.snozonebraehead.com



Editors notes:


  • With an indoor real snow slope covered with 1700 tonnes of fresh snow, SNO!zone, located within the Xscape entertainment complex at Braehead, Glasgow, is the country's leading winter sports venue.
  • SNO!zone operates three real snow slopes in the UK based in Braehead, Glasgow, Castleford, Leeds and Milton Keynes
  • As well as the main slope, a dedicated lesson slope at each centre allows visitors to learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding with qualified instructors
  • Activities on offer at every centre include skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and ice sliding
  • When not on the slope, visitors can enjoy some après ski at the Alpine themed SNO!bars
  • SNO!zone Scotland Braehead can be found within the Xscape entertainment venue just off junction 26 on the M8.
  • For further information about SNO!zone visit www.snozonebraehead.com or call 0871 222 5672.