Plas y Brenin Ski Slope reopened on Sunday 28 September 2014.
On Sunday 28th September Plas y Brenin ski slope in Capel Curig North Wales reopened after a number of years being closed. After a £50,000 refurbishment snow sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy its spectacular setting once again. The slope is situated in one of three National Mountaineering Centres owned by Sport England which is operated by the Mountain Training Trust.
The ski slope is one of the oldest artificial ski slopes in the country, even older than Rohan! It truly is a gem of a slope and has taught literally hundreds of children and adults to ski over the years. More kids in Capel Curig and Betws y Coed skied than played football! That small slope has produced regional, national and GB alpine racers. Not only racers but coaches too. Tim Lloyd who learnt to ski on Plas y Brenin ski slope became Head Coach for the GB ladies alpine racing team and assistant coach for the men’s team. The ski slope has helped many a mountain guide on their way too. Over its long history the ski slope has been an important community facility supported by schools and youth groups.
Jayne Wainwright was the key person driving the re-opening of the slope, over the years she has taught most of the local children to ski. Jayne was nominated for the UK Snowsports Award, Community Coach of the Year, which she deservedly won last week for all the efforts she has put into getting the slope re-opened. Charly from Rohan will be there to support the opening and let you know how it went.
Charly at Rohan Betws y Coed