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Indoor skiing comes to NJ

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Wow thats really great for me in PA. Looks like I'll be able to do some summer skiing now
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Looks like Milton Keynes has competition for next years ESA!
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This is all very cool but I just cannot see it being a hit. It just seems cheesy. I mean dont get me wrong I hope it isnt. Has anyone skied in a snow dome? whats it like? How tall is it etc?
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Fox? Pix?
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Looks better than Blue mountain.
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Looks like a lotta fun to me!
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Hey, Fox, did that last photo in the third link hurt much?
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I noticed Fox was poleless:
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Kneale, not really. getting the Prince Albert was sore , but now it's just a case of hooking up...

But seriously, it's just a button lift.
When I go I tend to switch between my skiboards and my skis, hence in some photos I have poles, and not in others.
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We got two indoor skiing facilities close by.

For having half a day of fun with kids and friends it is ok but does not compare with real mountain skiing. Prices are high since maintaining freezing temperatures and artificial snow bring up significant costs to be covered by operators. Vertical drop is marginal though, flat slopes. Lifts are a chair and a moving carpet (and that in the currently biggest indoor skiing spot on the planet).

Don't expect wonderland.:
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It's all relative!

From here, it looks like a wonderland!!!
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It's methadone for junkies...
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Looks better than Blue mountain.
Ahh yes, the Blue bashing continues. Anyway, Thanks for the pics fox. They are very cool. I'm sure it will be a great spot to be in July and August while I'm counting down the days until opening day.
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A look inside 'wonderland' :

www.allrounder.de

Check the webcam.
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Originally Posted by CarvingFan
Check the webcam.
...or better the virtual tour which displays best the 'gnarly' slopes.
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Originally Posted by PA Ridge Racer
Ahh yes, the Blue bashing continues. Anyway, Thanks for the pics fox. They are very cool. I'm sure it will be a great spot to be in July and August while I'm counting down the days until opening day.
LOL
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I didn't see an opening date, anyone?
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http://skiing.wtfh.com/MK260604.htm

I always wondered what Jesus Christ would look like without the beard and mustache combo. How does he ski? I assume he's not on crossmax skis. (Egad. Sorry about that last one.)
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yeah, prepare yourself. With all this global warming, in some 100 years from now this kind of skiing will be the only one available.
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Thread Starter 
I didn't see an opening date, anyone?
2006 would be the earliest opening date for parts of the project. The ski dome would be completed later, if at all.
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Good heavens... this seems like madness to me... a little like that "tropical" scuba diving destination some guy set up with imported fish and coral in a hot springs in Utah. A bit like visiting Egypt in the Luxor in Vegas. Then there's Blizzard Beach water park in Disney World with the ski lift. But then again, most people probably have only ever ice skated in an arena rather than natural ice...

I have to marvel at the innovation people will take, but having always lived in ski country, I couldn't even imagine parting with airfare $ to go skiing someplace.
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As much fun as it would be to ski year-round, I do not think an indoor ski park in the place to do it. I love being outside and seeing all the beautiful scenery. I would certainly miss the outside atmosphere. I think I'd rather ski someplace that has year-round skiing, or wait until Winter. It is fun to wait and have something to look forward to. I say that now, but at the end of the ski season I am always sad to see it go.
I used to iceskate a lot when I was younger. I have never been iceskating outside. I think it would be fun and I would like to try it.
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