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Home Ski Slopes Sales Boom During Lockdown

Artificial ski slope manufacturer Skitrax has reported a mini-boom in sales of mini-ski slopes for home use during the pandemic lockdown.

“Many young people in Germany have decided to build a small fun park themselves. Dozens of kids have bought between 15-30 sqm of our Slopetrax mats and added their own obstacles to further increase the fun!” said Wolfgang Schmidt of Skitrax.

One snowboarder, Tom Avisic, built a launch ramp with a height of about 2m out of wood. A few metres of wood were then laid across at an angle of inclination of approx 25% to create the slope with the Slopetrax surface attached with wood screws.

For the run, the sliding mats were then laid on the lawn with a width of 1.60 m. In the middle area, two more rows of mats were laid because a “bench” obstacle will be set up later. The route can be enlarged or changed at any time.

Slopetrax mats are 22x22cm in size and can be quickly put together – and pulled apart again – thanks to an easy-to-use  “PLUG IN / OUT SYSTEM” system.

  1. Baz

    7th April 2021 5:10 pm

    So this is the future of ski holidays in the post apocalyptic COVID nonsense era…. And who said the pandemonium response was way out of proportion to the actual problem? What a sad day out making a slope this size and posting on InstaFace or whatever it is the kids are using these days… Soon a ski holiday will be like it was in the 1970s, the preserve of the rich and famous, cause your family of four is going to need to pay around £300 just for COVID tests if you want to go to another country and come home again, at least doubling the cost of your holiday…. Its time to up sticks and leave Europe and go somewhere you may actually be free…

    • Baz

      7th April 2021 5:12 pm

      That would be £3000 for covid tests…. based on the current £420 per test being proposed…. and you’re going to need one on the way out and on the way home…

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