Unfortunately that was the sad fact from the BBC Radio 4 programme I mentioned earlier ... SSV is unlikely ever to see the light of day again as the current owner is a property developer who wants to make money rather than provide a dryslope facility for the kids off the local estates ...
Yup, along with High Wycombe its been (and will be) a massive loss to the hopes of winter sport. A 'dome is all well and good but at £35 for a freestyle session its too expensive. I remember riding at Sheffield, paying £16 for 2 hours and staying all day. And I was in my 20's so it wasn't too long ago.
There used to be an awesome vid of Terje Haakonsen riping up the pipe, I'd loved to have heard the conversation after he dropped in for the first time.
Anyone remember the DH / Duel track on the backside of the