Sheffield Ski Village community research guide

Sheffield Ski Village opened in 1988. There had been earlier plans for a dry ski slope at Frecheville in the 1960s, but this never came to fruition. 

The village was extremely popular: in the late 1990s, it was attracting 280,000 visitors a year. Additional facilities were added over the years, including a ten-pin bowling alley. 

There were plans in the mid-2000s to refurbish and improve the site with the addition of new facilities, such as a cable car to link the site to the Supertram.  However, an accidental fire in 2012 caused considerable damage and forced the village to close. The site soon became the victim of vandalism and arson attacks in the following years. Several plans were put forward after this to try and resurrect the site as an outdoor sports and leisure facility, but at the time of writing (2023) the site remains derelict.

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