BUSINESS is going downhill fast for one Huddersfield firm – and they couldn’t be happier about it.
Briton Engineering Developments Ltd, based at Scholes, provides artificial snow surfaces for ski centres across the UK and Europe.
Since its formation in 1979, the company has been involved in hundreds of ski-related projects.
It is also a pioneer in slope terrain design and over the past 25 years has established an enviable reputation as a snow sports consultancy covering the design, construction and installation of ski surfaces.
Briton is also the inventor and sole manufacturer of the Snowflex ski and snowboard surface, which has been widely installed in ski centres across the UK and the continent.
Said the firm: “We are providing profitable, credible, adventurous and exciting attractions – and truly revolutionary urban snow sport centres.”
Customers include Dorset Snowsports Centre, Norfolk Ski Club, Kendal Ski Club and Loisinord Ski Slope in northern France as well as ski centres in Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Scotland’s Ben Nevis range and Dallas, Texas..
Among recent contracts, Briton supplied and installed its Snowflex system at the 2007 Metro Ski and Snowboard Show at London’s Olympia. Beginners were able to carve or plough their first turns on the realistic synthetic surface – and watch world class skiers and boarders go through their paces.
Briton is also involved in a project to build a ski centre in Spain.