High Wycombe's ski centre looks set to rise from the ashes after its redevelopment plans were given the thumbs up by councillors. Members of Wycombe District Council's Development Control Committee tonight voted unanimously to pass the application put forward by the owners of Wycombe Summit. Snowdome Ltd wants to build a new icerink, reception area, function rooms and viewing gallery along with a newly enclosed 100 metre training and nursery slope at the site in Abbey Barn Lane. A new four-story club house will also be constructed as part of the plans to replace the original building, which was ravaged in a devastating fire two years ago. Since then the site has been shut down and become derelict.

Martin Smith, managing director of Staffordshire-based Snowdome, said he was delighted with tonight's decision. "It's been four years since we aquired the site, two years since the lodge burnt down and finally our application has progressed substantially," he said.

Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada