Snow-sport enthusiasts can now practice their passion year-round with the opening of Urban Xtreme in Hendra; Australia’s first indoor snow sports and adventure centre.
As more Australians travel overseas to ski during Japan and Europe’s snow season – and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics swiftly approaches – Urban Xtreme is set to get our skiers and snowboarders slope-ready.
The world’s greatest aerial skier, Jacqui Cooper, is looking forward to experiencing the state-of-the-art facilities on offer.
“Australia’s ski athletes are in training for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Urban Xtreme offers an incredible opportunity for northern state competitors to hone their skills without the expense or inconvenience of travelling,” Ms Cooper said.
“This facility will completely change how northern Australian competitors train and will help them stay ski-fit during the off-season.”
Urban Xtreme CEO Lindsay Davis has constructed the high-tech dry slopes to provide skiers with a flawless skiing surface.
“The innovative treadmill-like slopes allow athletes to practice their technique to perfection, without the hassle of chair-lift rides or weather changes,” Ms Davis said.
“Up and coming Olympic hopefuls will also have the opportunity to train with instructors year-round to boost their chances in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, with the full wall mirrors allowing instructors to provide constant, tailored feedback.
“Whether you are new to the slopes, or a seasoned professional, Urban Xtreme’s facilities will allow you to master the skills needed to enjoy your next snow adventure.”
The centre will open to the public on Saturday, 18 November, with normal hours being 4pm – 9pm Tuesdays to Fridays, 9am – 9pm Saturdays and 9am – 7pm Sundays.
Urban Xtreme offers more than just an amazing indoor ski-experience. Following the ski fields opening on November 17, the Ninja Course and Laser Tag will open in January 2018, with the Trampoline Park, Fun Climb walls, and café opening in March 2018.