Snowdome

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SnowDome
Tamworth SnowDome logo.png
General information
TypeIndoor ski slope
LocationTamworth
CompletedMay 1994
Design and construction
Other designersTamworth council
Main contractorEuropeople
The slope

The Snowdome is an indoor ski slope just off the A5 road in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. It opened in May 1994 and was the first full-sized recreational indoor ski slope in the UK.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The slope is 170 metres (560 ft) long by 30 metres (98 ft) wide with an incline of around 1:7. There are also 2 serial 'travelator' lifts for access back to the top and one rope-tow.

The Snowdome has a learner slope underneath the main slope. The main slope also holds regular 'ramp nights' in which several objects are added, including a gas pipe, mini rail and a quarter pipe.

There is also one ice rink and one ice track which circles the artificial Snow Play Centre and the ice rink with a number of other things.

The complex also contains a 25 metres (82 ft) swimming pool and gym—formerly known as Peaks Leisure Centre, but now owned and managed by the Snowdome as 'Snowdome Swim' and 'Snowdome Fitness' respectively. There is also a bar (aspens), a shop Ellis Brigham, and a Starbucks coffee shop on site.

Events[edit]

The New Holiday Inn At Night

Construction work started in early 2009 for Sawley Cross properties to build a 120-bed, £7M hotel on land adjacent to the snowdome. The Holiday Inn Hotel opened in late November 2009.

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Coordinates: 52°37′45″N 1°41′31″W / 52.62917°N 1.69187°W / 52.62917; -1.69187