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Australia to offer snow sports year round


Year round ski slopes coming to brisbane
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A new indoor ski machine facility is set to open at Hendra in Brisbane, Australia.

The new slope will be part of a new adventure sports centre which will also feature trampolining, laser tag and rock climbing in a large 6,600sqm indoor unit.

The complex, aimed at both families and athletes, is being developed by a business called Urban Xtreme which is raising $3.5 million (Aus) to finance the venture which it hopes will open by the end of the year.

The company has been pre-selling season passes to the centre to help raise funding to secure the property and purchase equipment.
They have also won the support of five-times world champion aerial skier Jacqui Cooper, who told local media that Urban Xtreme would be a perfect training ground for aspiring champions.

“I have skied on these indoor surfaces and they teach you great technical skills,” Ms Cooper said. “You don’t have to head down to the ski fields.”