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Pelion Sunrise Developers Pitch Indoor Skiing, Winter Sports Complex In South Florida

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One of the funniest South Florida phenomenons is, on those rare days the temperature drops below 35, the sudden appearance of hilariously out-of-date winter wear: puffy coats from 1993 ski trips, scarves that have clearly been shoved in a sock drawer for a decade, North Face gear no one's touched since college, and even (gulp) Uggs. We're instantly so 12 seasons ago.

But it might be time to upgrade: a local consortium is pitching a massive winter-themed indoor complex in Sunrise that would offer ski slopes, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, and even snowmobiling, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Named Pelion Sunrise, the 31-degree 'mountain' would boast ski trails at least 2,700 feet long and come complete with lifts and moguls.

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/pelion-sunrise-indoor-ski-slopes-florida_n_1893564.html

 

I love this comment...

 

Due to global climate change I expect that these things will be built in Vermont, Colorado and all the "winter" ski resorts within 20 years.

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They were seriously kicking around the idea of one in Western NC a couple years ago.  Pretty sure it would still be on the agenda if the economy was better.

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The appeal of winter sports is being OUTDOORS. Why would you want to schuss around some painted warehouse? frown.gif

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The appeal of winter sports is being OUTDOORS. Why would you want to schuss around some painted warehouse? frown.gif

 

Exactly!

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The appeal of winter sports is being OUTDOORS. Why would you want to schuss around some painted warehouse? frown.gif

 

I don't think anyone would trade a Rocky Mountain High for indoor skiing in Florida, but if it's that or no turns at all, well...

 

Face it man, you are spoiled!  ;-)

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I would hit an indoor hill mid summer to test out new gear and possibly make decisions like changing the preferred mounting point.  I'd rather have any new set ups dialed in before wrecking the bottoms on the WROD in November hahahaha.

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I don't think anyone would trade a Rocky Mountain High for indoor skiing in Florida, but if it's that or no turns at all, well...

 

Meh, if you’re in Florida and are desperate for a schuss, hop on some waterskis or wakeboard and rip around the ocean until you’re arms fall of…

Sounds much more enjoyable than indoor skiing.beercheer.gif

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Isn't there one in Dubai? Seen it on youtube and it looks pretty lame, just a short green run with too many people.
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I heard they were looking at building one of these somewhere in Europe that would put the Dubai place to shame.  Supposedly will be big enough/steep enough to host World Cup skiing events.

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