Sheffield Ski Village
Sheffield Ski Village was an artificial ski slope complex in the Parkwood Springs area of Sheffield, England. It was believed to be the largest artificial ski resort in Europe with a sports shop, bar, restaurant and a range of slopes which included a snowflex nursery slope, a dendix recreational slope and a freestyle park consisting of a half pipe, hip jump, kicker, a quarter pipe and various grind rails.
The Sheffield Ski Village is also one of the main training grounds for the Yorkshire Freestyle Squad and many professional freestylers, such as James "Woodsy" Woods (slopestyle ski, third place in the European Winter X games, 2010/11) and Andrew Longley (freestyle moguls).
On 29 April 2012, the main building of the Ski Village was destroyed by a fire. The blaze occurred in the early hours of the morning and no-one was injured.
On 1 May 2012, a small hut containing controls for the ski lifts was destroyed in a second fire in the early hours of the morning.
The Ski Village now lies in ruins and is used for fly tipping. Its future is unknow.