List of Indoor Skiing Domes

List of Indoor Skiing Domes
Some people can never get enough of alpine skiing or snowboarding. Like surfers searching for endless summers, these avid snow-sliders perform snow dances to Ullr the Snow God, in hopes for an extended ski season. Others live too far from the slopes to be able to take more than one ski trip each year. Indoor ski domes may be the solution. As of January 2010, two are being built in the United States; one in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and one in Las Vegas. They were inspired by similar resorts in other parts of the world.

Milton Keynes Sno Zone

London is known for its historic sites, museums, theater and pubs. Access to skiing is, unfortunately, limited. Thank goodness for the Milton Keynes Sno Zone, which can be reached by train or bus from London. Sno Zone is in the same building as the Milton Keynes Xscape, which has a gym, a bowling alley, a cinema and an indoor skydiving area. A two-hour lift ticket at the Sno Zone includes equipment and helmet. You can even pay an extra fee to rent a ski jacket and gloves. Ski and snowboarding lessons are available. there's even an indoor terrain park.

Milton Keynes Sno Zone
Xscape Ltd, 602 Marlborough Gate, Central
Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS
0871 200 3220

Ski Dubai

Next time you find yourself in the Arab Emirates and feel an explicable desire to go skiing, head to the Emirates Mall, home to Ski Dubai, an indoor skiing dome. Like Milton Keynes, Ski Dubai has a two-hour lift ticket, whose price includes equipment rental. The resort has five trails, which are suitable for different levels. If you are traveling with kids too young to ski, take them to the Snow park, which offers sled and toboggan rides, as well as an icy body slide. This is the perfect way to encourage an early addiction to snow sliding.

Ski Dubai
E 11 - Dubai
United Arab Emirates
04 340 3392

Snow Word: The Netherlands

The town of Landgraaf, Netherlands, is home to the world's largest indoor ski dome. Unlike many other indoor ski domes, which are housed in giant shopping malls, Snow World actually looks like a gigantic ski lodge. The slope has a chair lift, a poma lift and full terrain park. There's also a fitness center, in case you don't get enough of a workout on the slopes.

Snow World
Witte Wereld 1, 6372 VG
Landgraaf - Netherlands
+31 (0)45 547 07 00

Article Written By Lisa Mercer

In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.

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