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Indoor Gondola Replaced By Indoor Chairlift at Giant Chinese Indoor Snow Centre

Three of the world’s seven largest indoor snow centres have opened in China in just the past year and two of these feature indoor gondola lifts. The lifts, at Guangdong Sunac Snow World which opened last summer and at Xiangjiang Joy City Snow World are slow moving and were designed mostly for sight-seers rather than skiers and snowboarders, but they

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Snow Resort Planned For Florida

An outdoor real-snow fun park is due to open in the famously hot and largely flat US state of Florida this autumn. Snowcat Ridge will feature am 18 metre (60 feet) high hill with multiple tubing lanes down its 122 metre (400 feet) long slope.  A conveyor lift will be used to get visitors up the slope. “The snow hill

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Indoor Snow Centres Begin To Re-Open

A growing number of indoor snow centres that had been forced to close by the pandemic around the world have re-opened. All re-opened centres have increased hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing rules, face-mask-wearing requirements and often other measures to minimise virus spreads risk. Centres in China, where the pandemic began and the country was in lockdown from

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Chinese Indoor Ski Areas Re-Opening

Indoor snow centres in China are starting to re-open. The move comes after the country decided a return to a more normal way of life should begin after the number of new domestic coronavirus COVID-19 infections dropped  dramatically this week, according to official reports.  In many cases it is less than two months since they closed as the COVID-19 epidemic

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Snowmaking Underway Again After 11 Years at North America’s First Indoor Ski Slope

Snowmaking has got underway for the first time since 2008 at the indoor snow centre that’s part of the huge new American Dream indoor theme park and shopping mall complex in New Jersey. The complex, reported to have been conceived in 1996 and under-construction, on-and-off, since 2004 began opening to the public this week.  The indoor snow centre element which

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Paris Snowdome Plan Cancelled Due To Perception of Development in Climate Emergency

A long-standing plan to build an indoor snow centre in Saint-Paul near Paris has been dropped. In a statement issued by the group planning the slope, the reasons given were, “In the context where climate change has become a reality, the project to build a ski trail in Saint-Paul might not be understood and accepted by our fellow citizens. Therefore

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