Indoor skiing

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Exterior view of an indoor ski slope

Indoor skiing is done in a climate-controlled environment with snowmaking. This enables skiing and snowboarding to take place regardless of outdoor temperatures. Facilities for both alpine skiing and nordic skiing are available.

Nordic ski tunnels

Cross-country skiing

Location Name Length Opened
Finland Sotkamo DNA Ski Tunnel 1,200 m (3,937 ft) 1997
Finland Jämijärvi Jämi Ski Tunnel 1,250 m (4,101 ft) 2002
Finland Uusikaupunki Vahterus Ring and Vahterus Ring II 1,000 m (3,281 ft) Nov 2005
Finland Paimio Ski Tunnel Paippi and Ski Tunnel Paippi II 700 m (2,297 ft) before 2006
Finland Leppävirta Vesileppis Ski Arena before 2006
Sweden Torsby Fortum Ski Tunnel Torsby 1,287 m (4,222 ft) 16 Jun 2006
Germany Oberhof DKB Skisport-Halle Oberhof 1,754 m (5,755 ft) 24 Aug 2009
Finland Helsinki Kivikko ski hall 1,100 m (3,609 ft) 1 Sep 2009
Sweden Gothenburg Skidome 1,200 m 2015

Tunnel under construction in Planica, Slovenia will be opened in June 2016.[needs update]

Alpine ski halls

Australia

Belgium

  • Snow Valley, Peer http://www.snowvalley.be
  • Ice Mountain, Comines

China

  • Yinqixing indoor skiing, Shanghai

France

  • SnowHall, SnowHall Amnéville, France

Germany

  • alpinCenter Bottrop in the SnowFunPark in Wittenburg with a 640 m slope and a 31 percent grade.
  • SnowDome Bispingen, Bispingen.

Japan

Lithuania

Netherlands

  • SnowWorld, Landgraaf with a total of 35,000 m² of snow. In 2003, the first indoor snowboard FIS WorldCup contest was held here.
  • SnowWorld, Zoetermeer
  • Skidome, Rucphen
  • Skidome, Terneuzen
  • De Uithof, Den Haag
  • Snowplanet, Spaarnwoude

Norway

  • SNØ Skihallen, Lørenskog with a total of 50,000 m². 505m long alpine ski track and 1 kilometer long cross-country skiing track suspended from the roof. One of a kind combination of these winter sports. To be opened 2019. Building in progress.

Russia

  • Snej, Moscow. www.snej.com

Spain

  • SnowZone, in Madrid, has 18.000 square meters of snow areas, including a 250-meters slope (over 25%, 50 meter wide) and a 100-meters long (40 meters wide), chairlifts, and other winter sports facilities.[2]

United_Arab_Emirates

Egypt

  • Ski Egypt, Mall of Egypt, 6th of October City.


United Kingdom

United_States

  • SnowLand /SkiTexas, Austin, Texas (In progress)

The first indoor ski slope, "Schneepalast" (German for snow palace) operated from 26 November 1927 to May 1928 in Vienna in an abandoned railway station, the Nordwestbahnhof. The snow was made of soda.[8] The world's first commercial indoor ski slope operated from 1987 to 2005 at Mount Thebarton, in Adelaide, South Australia.[9]

References

  1. ^ Australian Ski Lift Directory, section 18. https://www.australianmountains.com/australianskilifts/
  2. ^ "Snowzone". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  3. ^ "Chill Factore". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  4. ^ http://www.xscape.co.uk/yorkshire/concessions/sno-zone
  5. ^ http://www.xscape.co.uk/milton-keynes/concessions/sno-zone
  6. ^ http://www.snowdome.co.uk/ski-snowboard/
  7. ^ http://www.thesnowcentre.com/info/about
  8. ^ Von Bernhard Ichner (2014-01-26). "Die Skistadt Wien - ein historischer Rückblick". Kurier.At. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  9. ^ https://www.australianmountains.com/australianskilifts/#18
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