Sunday, July 5, 2009
Liberty Ski Slope To Open in August
Liberty University’s proposed ski slope on Candler’s Mountain—to be built primarily for students, but which will also open to the public—was expected to be ready in early August.
The $4 million facility is called the Snowflex Center and will have synthetic snow, which does not melt and will be open year-round.
According to the Liberty University Web site, Snowflex originated in Europe and the Candler’s Mountain facility will mark its U.S. debut. The Discovery Channel is planning to air a piece on the new ski slope on “Daily Planet.”
The Web site says: “Invented by Brian Thomas of Briton Engineering, Snowflex is a multi-layer, synthetic material that simulates the effects of snow, allowing maximum speed and edge control for making turns. With the help of small misting devices, Snowflex stays moist, giving it the slip and grip of real snow. Snowflex’s extra padding and support enhances the most extreme maneuvers and stunts, culminating in the ultimate adventure.”