A friendly reminder came in from The Netherlands
Not all the snow is out side! !
Unlimited-snow is a developer of Indoor facilities. With the change in the weather seems I have not had an email update from an indoor snow facility in a while. Kees A. in the Netherlands had this extract I though should blend in well
For ski fanatics, snowboard enthusiasts or bobsled aficionados, holidays are no longer limited to expensive vacations in the Swiss Alps or the winter season. The new trend is to offer affordable winter-themed entertainment all year, indoors, using either imported real snow or its manufactured equivalent.
"You can get acquainted with the sports by going just around the corner rather than traveling away for the experience, and that has attracted more people to winter sports," said Kees Albers, general manager and co-founder of Amsterdam-based Unlimited Snow, which specializes in developing ice-themed entertainment. "If you're not familiar with snowy mountains and skiing, this is an [interim] step."
As the creator of 'The Arctic,' a franchise of theme parks inside domes built in the shape of an igloo, Unlimited Snow hopes to offer one of the hottest operations in this new craze. Entertainment and education are combined to take visitors to a virtual version of the world's coldest climate.
German Christmas Market in Sapporo
Through - December 11, 2005 at Odori Park 2-Chome
Sapporo Snow Festival 2006
February 6 to 12, 2006 at Odori Park, Susukino and Sapporo Sato-Land Farm Park
In the greatest winter event known to the world, over 300 snow and ice statues are built in the Odori Park and Susukino areas. It is hard to believe that these elaborate statues, standing up to 15 meters tall, are made of snow.
Skiing was first introduced in Nozawa Onsen in 1912
The ski resort opened in 1924
The first ski lift was built in 1950 (this was the second ski lift in Japan)
Number of courses: 20
Length of the longest course: 10km
Beginner courses: 40%
Intermediate courses: 30%
Advanced courses: 30%
Gondola lifts: 2 (one for 6 people and one for 12 people)
Chairlifts: quad chairs: 5 triple chairs: 4
double chairs: 13
Moving lanes: 1
The ski resort is completely owned and managed by the village
New Snow (past 24 hours):
9" @ Upper-Mountain
7" @ Mid-Mountain
54" @ Upper-Mountain
47" @ Mid-Mountain
Nine Inches of powder has fallen since lifts closed yesterday. That’s
nine inches of untracked, fresh, yummy powder! That, combined with the
scheduled opening of Thunder and Union Pass Quads will give riders and
skiers access to dreamy terrain today! Coverage was excellent yesterday
when the Gondola opened, providing silky groomers and deep powder
glades. Nothing but fantastic conditions.
Someone sent me a post card
yes the view is that good at Heavenly