North America's newest ski slope broke ground Monday in Sand Springs

Monday, July 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Don't wait for snow, don't head to the mountains, year-round skiing is coming to Green Country.

Dryslope North America broke ground Monday on "The Slopes" in Sand Springs. It's the first outdoor year-round ski and snowboard park in North America, minus the snow.

John Sieler with Dryslope North America, "material is similar to indoor outdoor carpet, it goes down over foam, so when you fall it's actually softer than falling on snow. What makes this unique is the incorporated mister system, which goes off and sprays every few minutes to lubricate, similar to sliding on snow."

"The Slopes" will offer a variety of challenges for all ski levels, from runs to snowboard jumps. It should be open by New Year’s Eve.