Olympic ambition for ski hopefuls

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The slopes are now deserted, but the legacy of Sheffield Ski Village will be seen at next year’s Winter Olympics in Russia.

Five members of the recently-named nine-strong GB Freestyle Ski team developed their skills at Parkwood Springs.

Until the ski village closed last year, with the private owners blaming high insurance as a result of vandalism and arson attacks, it was the base for Sheffield Sharks. More than 200 youngsters learned to ski or train there.


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