Ski slope to be built in Cork City (well… the Northern suburbs)

12th December 2013, 11pm Thursday
By Bryan T. Smyth

It’s NOT an April fools joke…
Cork City is to get it’s own ski slope!

The Government have sanctioned a 21-thousand euro grant under the “Sports Nation Initiative”
for an artificial ski slope at the “Glen Resource Centre”

The Northside ski slope will be 30 metres long, and 4 metres wide.
with a gradient of around 14 percent, which is half as steep as Cork’s famous Saint Patrick’s Hill

Ireland already has an artificial ski slope in Kilternan (PRON: Kill-Tear-Nan),
County Dublin, and Cork’s smaller version will be open year-round.

Tenders for the ski slope will be sought early in the new year,
and people could be skiing and snowboarding in Cork by mid-summer

Cork City Cllr Patricia Gosch has welcomed the funding


Senator Deirdre Clune has today also welcomed the announcement of funding saying

“This is great news for Cork, I have consistently highlighted the importance of regular exercise in tackling the obesity epidemic and promoting general well-being . These new facilities confirmed for Cork today, will provide an exciting new way to exercise – which will be especially enticing for young people.

“Following applications sought from Cork (City and County) Council for the two projects – the Department of Sport and IPB assessed the proposals and in total, Cork secured almost €80,000 in funding for these innovative new projects – which I have no doubt will prove both hugely popular and beneficial.”


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