InTheSnow Magazine is reporting that Europe’s largest dry slope ski resort has recently been completed near Lviv in western Ukraine.
The Emily Resort started the project last year and just finished this summer despite the ongoing war with Russia in the eastern sector of the country.
The resort has installed two dry slope trails from German manufacturer skitrax. The material allows for skiing all year long, and can be covered with snow during the winter for ‘normal‘ ski use.
Each slope is approximately 460m (1,509 ft.) long and 20m (65 ft.) wide.
The ski area is just 4km (2.5 miles) from center city Lviv.
You can read the full article from InTheSnow.com here.
A couple of small US ski areas, notably Buck Hill, MN, have tried their hand at dry surfaces, but it doesn’t seem like they’ve really caught on here in the states.
I’ve always wondered if climate change will increase the interest for summer skiing, and I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Would you try out dry slope skiing? I know I would if given the opportunity.
^Overhead view of the entire Emily Resort complex.
Here’s to hoping that d*ckhead Vladimir Putin stops his war and the good people of Ukraine can go back to normal life to enjoy things like skiing and snowboarding.
Image Credits: Dry Slope News