Two New Indoor Snow Centres Opens in Same Indian City, Days Apart
Two new indoor snow centres have opened in the Indian city of Mysuru, population just under 1 million, located in India’s southwestern Karnataka state.
Like many of India’s indoor snow centres the facilities are about experiencing snow in a region where daytime temperatures are generally above 30C, rather than skiing or snowboarding – although visitors are given the trance to try out ski gear on a small slope.
Marginally first to open was the “Snow City Theme Park” located within a fully refurbished Regency Theatre and designed to resemble the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
Inside the complex the temperature is maintained at minus 4-5 degrees Celsius and visitors can enjoy snowballing, tubing, winter mountain climbing, snow jumping, snow biking, sliding, sledging, dancing, selfie spot, skiing and snow sliding along with enjoying DJ music and visiting an ice house and a snow hotel in an area of 10,000 square feet.
Visitors are provided with warm winter wear and visits to the complex last 45 minutes with nine sessions per day scheduled from 10.15am till 8pm.
The facility was officially inaugurated by a member of the local Mysuru royal family, Pramoda Devi Wadiyar.
The second centre opening a week later was the new GRS Snow Park which cover just over 3,700 square metres of which 1,115 square metres is indoor snow park, claimed to be one of the largest in the country.
Visitors are provided with warm winter clothing and each visit lasts an hour.
Located besides the GRS Fantasy Park, the snow park has been themed on the mountains of Alps and Himalayas and features a multi-lane ice slide and India’s longest Indoor Suspension Bridge, The Alpine Hanging Bridge, spanning a length of over 21m (70ft) at a height of 8m (25ft) off the ground.
Other adventure attractions include a Pine Log Cabin, Hurricane Slide, Snow Carousel, Arctic Net Climb as well as a disco floor. The centre’s cafe is also reported to have chairs and tables are made of ice.