Indoor snow venues around the world

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Australia
Coffs Harbour, NSW

Belgium
Snow Valley
Skibaan Casablanca, 's-Gravenwezel
Ice Mountain, Komen (210m long)
Snow Games, Antwerp

Britain
...ready to ride
Milton Keynes Xscape, (more details and pics on the Snowdome)
Castleford Xscape, West Yorkshire (see report of our Fat Face Night Ski 2005)
Glasgow Braehead Xscape (opened April 2006)
Tamworth Snowdome, Staffs

...in the pipeline
Chill Factor, Salford, Manchester (due to open October 2007)
Hemel Ski Centre, Hemel Hempstead (opening 2008)
Sheffield Ski Village (due to open April 2007)
Snowdonia, Llanberis (500m long slope - Xscape rumoured to be partner)
SnOasis, Great Blakenham (planning permission for April 2006; opening date TBA)
Ski-Trac development, undisclosed location near London (announcement due summer 2007)
Winterpark Freeride complex, Cornwall (world's first purpose-built freeride slope)

...melted away
Medway Centre, Kent (now closed)
London Snow World, Beckton (due to open Autumn 2003 - now abandoned)

China
Beijing (120m inside a man made cave)
Shanghai Hokkaido Indoor Snow Centre
Ski Trac & Sea Dome , Shenyang (to be completed 2009)

Dubai
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai (world's largest indoor snow resort)
Snowland at the Snowdome in Dubai-land, Dubai (final sign-off given, due to open 2008)
Snow World, Creek Park (snow in the desert - all 50m of it!)

France
Noux-les-Mines, Northern France (planned to be Europe's Biggest Artificial Snowslope)

Finland
Perkkaa's Lifestyle Park, Espoo (planning permission, due to open 2009)

Germany
Allrounder Winter Welt, Neuss (largest in Europe at 300m)
Alpin Center am Tetraeder, Bottrop (claims longest indoor slope in world @ 640m)
Xanadu Indoor Snow world, Oberhausen (planning stage only)
Snowtropolis

India
Snow World, Hyderabad (no skiing/boarding, but snowballs, snow dancing and snow sculping!)
Bombay

Indonesia
Batam Island

Japan
SSAWS dome (the original snowdome really - now demolished )
Big Air Fukoaka, Fukuoka (snowboard & short-ski)
Kamui Snowboard Park, Baraki (snowboard only)
Coolval Tokyo, Tokyo
Snova Kobe Free-ku, Kobe (50m long, 26m width)
Snowva Hiroshima Boarders Arena, Hiroshima
Seibuen Yuenchi Snowboard Park, Seitama (150m long, 236m width

Korea
Snowbox, Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone (still aiming at 2007 opening)
Ski-Trac, (allegedly near agreement on at least one facility)

Malaysia
Lido Boulevard, Jahor area
(to include condominiums, a theme park featuring an indoor snow park, a cultural centre, a hotel and a shopping mall)

Netherlands
Snow Village, Biddinhuizen
Montana Snowcentre
Uithof, Den Haag
Nicky Broos, Ruchpen
SnowWorld, Zoetermeer: 210M slope
SnowWorld, Landgraaf: 500 M slope (new centre)
The Arctic,
Snowplanet, Spaarnwoude (230m long + 100m beginners slope)

New Zealand
Auckland, Snowplanet

Singapore
Snow City

Spain
Madrid Xanadu (opened 2003; apparently have recruited Xscape to manage it now)
The slopes are created in a mock Alpine environment and are covered with 50cm of artificial snow, projected by 14 cannons. Madrid Xanadu, situated in the Arroyomolinos area, covers a total of 95 hectares, housing more than 200 shops and about 30 restaurants. The centre, owned by the American group, The Mills Corporation, cost 440m euros to build and has 150,000 visitors on average every weekend.

[06/06/06: Apparently the Mills Corporation is now up for sale, so we'll wait to see what happens to this complex]

South Africa
Snowfun, Cape Town

Thailand
Snow Town, Bangkok

United States
Mills Corp have started on an American Xanadu in New Jersey [06/06/06: despite sale of Mills Corp, this is still believed to be happening. Infrastructure is being built currently in Canada].
Riverview Redevelopment Area, Kansas [possible world's first Ski-Trac]
Myriad Botanical Resort, Mississippi
Las Vegas (rumours have turned into designs and drafts - click on the link for more info. Opening 2008)
Asheville, North Carolina - [Richard Sutherland told us he knows of plans for a HUGE indoor wintersports center planned outside Asheville, North Carolina - we await with interest]

Know any different?
Do you have any info on new snow centres projects or changes to existing indoor facilities? If so, then let Natives know through our contact page and we will update the information on this page.

 


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