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Next site of mine and Mookies mad few days, with a gap in the middle, was this very mundane ski slope that had a few interesting bits and bobs but was pretty stripped. The most fun of the day was had by me going down parts of the slope on a Tea Tray. No sooner did we turn up, but so did an ex-workmen from when the site was open up until 2006. He told us the right way to take a tray down the slope; though the majority of the material has gone. Dry Ski Slopes were once a common site, cropping up places so people could go and have some fun. Wycombe Summit closed in November 2006 when the Ski Lodge burnt down. The fire started in the kitchen and took more than 50 Firemen to extinguish it. The Slope has a bit of a shady past; in 2000 a 13 year old boy died after colliding with the crash barrier at the bottom. The slope was fined Ã‚Â£13,500 for failing to ask if the first timer had skied before, and allowing a him onto the main slope without practising first. The slope was once the longest in the UK; at 300m long (900feet ish), you would have been grateful for the ski lift back up again. There have been many attempts to reopen the Ski Slope which first opened in 1994 but many have proved unsuccessful and it is sat with most of its Dendix missing. Total derp but fun for a half hour. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 More of this derpy derp derp derrrrrp at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157642364190333/with/13157566594/
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to a massive derp! If you imagine a smaller, crapper version of the already mega-derped Sheffield Ski Slope you get Wycombe Summit in High Wycombe. It closed overnight back in 2006 after a fire broke out in the kitchen of the chalet building totally destroying it, the owners decided it wasn't cost-effective to reopen so the site has been left to rot ever since. The main slope is 124 metres in length and damn near killed me going all the way down it and back up, there are a couple of other smaller slopes on site too. Visited with Landie who spent most of the explore sliding down a small section of the slope on a trio of Asda tea trays purchased earlier in the day! By total coincidence while parking up another car the same as Landie's pulled in beside us and out popped an ex-employee of the place who was working there until only a couple of months before it burnt down, he'd turned up to see what was what as well. Looking back up the main slope More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157641917547025/