This fall, the people of the city of Milwaukee will get to shred on a ski and snowboard simulator that is used by U.S. Ski and Snowboard. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the 4500 square foot facility will be located on N35 W23770 Capitol Drive in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, about twenty-five minutes outside of downtown Milwaukee. Urban Slopes owner Jared Master will be opening the facility with four separate ski and snowboard simulators, and will likely also have a bar to serve alcohol if their liquor license gets accepted by the state in July. The simulators will be able to accommodate a variety of skiing abilities and can portray a wide range of snow conditions.
The distributor of the device is SkyTech Sport, which has amassed an impressive list of clients since the device’s creation. The Snowsports Simulator has five different models, depending on the experience of the skier/boarder. SkyTech Sport simulators are the official partners of U.S. Ski and Snowboard, and also have models at the Vertical Drop Ski Shop in Clarkston, Michigan, and at apartment buildings in Tempe, Arizona, and in Denver, Colorado. The simulator has ski trails at Beaver Creek, Pyeonchang, Sochi, Kitzhubel, and Wengen.
Urban Slopes is planning to open to the public on September 1st. A thirty-minute session will cost $30, which sounds affordable for the ski industry.