The first-ever indoor ski resort in the United States will open December 5th, 6-weeks after the $5-billion mall it is housed within opens. The ski resort, called Big SNOW America, is located in a massive mall called American Dream Meadowlands. It will not only be the first indoor ski resort in North America, but in the entire Western Hemisphere!
Big SNOW America’s goal is to provide an authentic skiing experience. Aside from the chalet and lodge, the resort will have some realistic features for its customers. The climate controlled building will be sixteen stories high, 180,000 square feet (16,723 square meters), and the slope will be 800 feet long (244 meters). The most interesting feature will be that the snow will be real. All of the water will be processed through a closed loop system that funnels melting snow back into the snow making system.
Big SNOW America will have many astounding features that will make it a very appealing place to ski for families. The goal of the indoor resort is to give customers their first ski or snowboarding experience and make those people feel comfortable on snow. The resort will provide terrain for all ages and skill levels. Big SNOW America will offer private & group lessons and full & half day lessons for children while their parents explore the mall. Lessons will be conducted in a “Terrain Based Learning Method” which utilizes shaped snow features to help control guest speed and increase movement & repetition.
If one thing is for certain, skiing is becoming a much bigger industry than most people could have foreseen in the past.
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great for “fat bikes” too !
It will not only be the first indoor ski resort in North America, but in the entire Western Hemisphere! You need to travel… who is your research manager? I have been riding in Xanadu (Madrid) – Spain since 2003!
If the building is 16 stories tall, how could it have 800 vertical feet of skiing? It would need to be 80 stories tall. One of those stats is wrong. It is probably just 80ft of vertical.
800 feet in length. Where does it say 800 feet of vertical?
So how is a building that is considered 16 stories somehow over 800 feet tall and snow that comes out of a gun is now considered real? Either way, just another reason to stay the hell out of the armpit of America.
Do you even ski?..perhaps not. Just to clue you in, the world’s greatest female ski racer, Lyndsey Vaughn, learned to ski at a small 800 foot hill in Minnesota…Afton Alps. I learned outside of Boston.
All you need is the passion for it and some snow..ski and board on!
Your comment has zero relevance. Plus, you don’t even know how to spell her name. Zero points awarded. Shiffrin is a better skier and will crush her record.
dude jersey will be fine without your ass
“It will not only be the first indoor ski resort in North America, but in the entire Western Hemisphere!”
What about all 5 of the indoor snow centres in the UK? They are all west of the prime meridian so are in the western hemisphere
Neil, good point, but there are actually 6 UK indoor snow centres west of the prime meridian – Tamworth (the first UK snowdome which opened 25 years ago) at Longitude 1.69°W, Milton Keynes XScape at 0.76°W, Hemel Hempstead at 0.44W, Castleford XScape near Leeds at 1.34°W, ChillFactore near Manchester at 2.36°W and finally Snow Factor at Braehead near Glasgow at 4.36°W! 😉