Xero Gravity Action Sports has released plans to develop a $309 million sports facility in Orlando, Florida, complete with a 14 story ski & snowboard mountain. The mountain will offer year round skiing using Snowflex, a synthetic material designed to simulate real snow.
The mega-resort will also include 9 snow tubing lanes, and a 4-acre surfing pool, skateboard park, a BMX sanctioned race track, two skydiving pods, an indoor dodge-ball trampoline arena, a rapid river, rock climbing, zip lining, two 14 story competition waterslides , free fall jump zones, an interactive 4 story climbing/zipline/ropes challenge course, and snowball fight arena.
Larry Walshaw, CEO and founder, says Xero Gravity is creating the “next step in the tourism sports industry.” He added that the resort will be “event driven”, and plans to host televised amateur and pro competitions.
Other amenities at the resort will include a 250 room Hyatt branded hotel with roof top pool and bar, a 2,000 seat amphitheater, swim up bar and grotto, swimming pools, cabanas, day spa, retail facilities, sports training facility, multiple restaurants and sports bars, and the International Action Sports Hall of Fame.
While a mountain with fake snow surely can’t compete with the real thing, at least it will keep Floridians in their home state.