Dismay over arson attacks at ski village

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MANAGERS at Sheffield’s Ski Village have spoken of their dismay at repeated vandalism attacks over recent weeks.

A blaze was started on the slope on Monday night - just three weeks after a blaze ripped through the complex on Vale Road, Parkwood Springs.

That blaze destroyed the main chalet-style clubhouse and reception area housing a bowling alley, ski hire and functions rooms.

Just 48 hours later, another blaze broke out in the ski-lift control tower at the top of the slope.

Firefighters dealt with all three incidents.

Vicky Lloyd, Ski Village spokeswoman, said she hoped Sheffield would ‘retain’ the facility.

She said: “We are saddened to see arsonists have set fire to the nursery ski slope, but we are working closely with the police to catch the perpetrators and prevent further damage by increased security.

“This setback will not stop the ski clubs using the slopes and continuing to create a social enterprise which we hope will run the slope while the rest of the facility is rebuilt.

“Maybe the vandals should come along and try skiing and snowboarding rather than causing damage.”