Europe’s largest dry-piste ski resort has recently been completed near Lviv in western Ukraine, InTheSnow magazine reports.
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 station has installed two dry slopes from the German manufacturer skitrax. The material allows skiing all year round, and can be covered with snow during the winter to ‘Ordinary‘ use of skis.
Each slope is approximately 460 m (1,509 ft) long and 20 m (65 ft) wide.
The ski area is only 4 km (2.5 miles) from downtown Lviv.
You can read the full article from InTheSnow.com here.
A few small US ski resorts, including Buck Hill, MN, have tried their hand at dry surfaces, but it doesn’t seem like they’ve really caught on here in the US.
I’ve always wondered if climate change will increase interest in summer skiing, and I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Would you like to try dry piste skiing? I know I would if given the chance.
^ Aerial view of the entire Emily Resort complex.
Let’s hope the asshole Vladimir Putin stops his war and the good people of Ukraine can get back to normal life to enjoy things like skiing and snowboarding.
Image Credits: Dry Slopes News