Built by volunteers, Exeter Ski Club has been the first taste of skiing and snowboarding for many people over the years. Serving as a winter sports hub for beginners and experienced skiers alike, the dry slope is now under threat after the local council proposed selling the facility and surrounding land for housing.
As of the 31st of January, the Council’s Scrutiny Committee agreed to amend the recommendation, and remove the ski slope from the proposed sale.
But the decision is non-binding, so it has become a crucial moment for the club to get the verdict finalised when the full council meets on the 26th of February.
How Can I help?
That’s it, just a signature. The more that the club gathers the better the chances of them keeping the land.
Still Need Convincing?
Not only is the slope used by both beginners and experienced local skiers but the club prides itself on being fully inclusive providing incredible access for skiers with a wide range of disabilities.
With many successful disabled skiers regularly using the club and the nearest adaptive facility over 100 miles away, shutting it would likely also cut off a key source of exercise for countless locals with disabilities.
The volunteer-run facility is 50 years old and it would a significant blow to the community to lose this successful, self-sustained inclusive sports club. So be sure to sign the petition and share it to as many friends as possible!