American Dream New Jersey announced that it will be opening the Western Hemisphere’s first indoor ski area – Big SNOW America – in March of next year.
At 16 stories high, 180,000 square feet, and open 365 days a year, it will feature an 800-foot ski slope as well as an ice-climbing wall. Surrounding it will be “The Shops @ Big SNOW,” a variety of alpine related retail shops, such as equipment rentals, après bars, and outerwear.
The ski area will be just one part of a $5 billion dollar megamall owned by the Triple Five Group, American Dream Meadowlands. Due to its prime tri-state location – which is less than 22 miles away from LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark international airports – the mall is projecting it will receive 40 million annual visits. “It should become the preeminent tourist attraction, not just in New York, but in all of North America,” said Don Ghermezian, whose family owns Triple Five, to The Observer.
As for what the skiing will actually be like? Who knows. The VP of marketing for SNOW Operating, Hugh Reynolds, tells New Jersey Family that, “Because our center will stay at a consistent temperature and we have the ability to control the humidity of the air, snow quality within the center will be very good. Similar to a cold, crisp day of outdoor skiing. The kind when the snow squeaks under your feet.”
If the world’s most famous ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, hasn’t been on your bucket list, you’re probably doing the whole skiing thing wrong. The numbers are staggering: 8,171 acres, 200+ trails, 5,000+ vertical feet, 460+ inches of snowfall: you get the idea. The place is massive, but of course it takes a keen eye and some strong legs to figure out how to navigate it well and find the best stashes, both on and off the mountain. We caught up with our friend, Whistler local and
Five Ten Founder Charles David Cole III has passed away. The prolific climber and adventuring pioneer ushered in a new era to the world of mountain sport with his whimsical sense of humor and innovative eye for design. Cole was 63. As a climber, Cole was known for daring first ascents in Yosemite and Joshua Tree. According to Rock and Ice, his list of first ascents included Joshua Tree’s (5.10b) and (VI 5.10 A5), the solo ascent of Yosemite’s (VI 5.9 A4+), and (VI 5.10 A4+), a
The lofty idea to link together Mt. Hood’s Timberline Ski Area and the town of Government Camp came one step closer to reality with the recent acquisition of Summit Ski Area by Timberline. According to KATU news, on Tuesday the tiny ski hill was purchased by Timberline with the hopes that it can expand the accessibility of skiing and riding at the Mount Hood area. Before any addition of a gondola or tram, Timberline is focused on keeping Summit affordable and expanding its