Kirkby – When it’s Ski Slope project went down the hill far too fast

Remember the ill-fated Kirkby Ski Slope project from the mid-1970’s?

It was the talk of Merseyside for quite a while but whilst it was meant to be for downhill skiing the whole project went down the hill far too fast to the great embarrassment of the Council of the day.

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its website – see link below

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/heres-how-kirkbys-ambitious-plan-15353527

One thought on “Kirkby – When it’s Ski Slope project went down the hill far too fast

  1. Laurence Cox says:

    Dry ski slopes used to be very popular from the 1960s through to 1990s and were often built on spoil heaps, like this one at Beckton.

    https://londonist.com/london/history/when-londoners-went-skiing-on-a-toxic-spill-heap

    Nowadays there are very few left as once the attraction of skiing indoors on real snow was available (the first one at Tamworth opened in 1994) most dry slopes wnt out of business.

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