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£1m ski facilities open in Ayrshire following redevelopment

Newmilns Snow and Sport Complex in Ayrshire has reopened it’s dry skiing facilities following a £1m redevelopment.

The complex, which originally opened in 1975 has undergone a seven-month transformation which has seen two new slopes built for both amateur and advanced skiers, replacing the original single beginner slope that had been there previously.

The two new dry ski slopes, built by Barr Construction, measure at 32m (104ft) and (328ft) long and have two lengths of bristles to facilitate downhill skiing and manoeuvres to cater for both skiers and snowboarders.

The project was made possible in part by Scottish Government funding, with £435,000 coming from the Rural Development Programme, as well as £78,411 from sportscotland’s Sports Facilities Fund.

Sport minister Shona Robison said: “A key addition to the provision of quality winter sport environments, it will help promote and foster the development of snow sports in the south west of Scotland.

“With several of our athletes currently training towards the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Russia early next year, this facility will also help develop further performance opportunities and racing skills.”

Newmilns Snow and Sport Complex in Ayrshire has reopened it’s dry skiing facilities following a £1m redevelopment. The complex, which originally opened in 1975 has undergone a seven-month transformation which has seen two new slopes built for both amateur and advanced skiers, replacing the original single beginner slope that had been there previously. The two new dry ski slopes, built by Barr Construction, measure at 32m (104ft) and (328ft) long
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The new facilities were paid in part by more than £500,000 of government funding
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£1m ski facilities open in Ayrshire following redevelopment
Newmilns Snow and Sport Complex in Ayrshire has reopened it’s dry skiing facilities following a £1m redevelopment.
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