Looking for somewhere to ski? Sometimes it feels like snow will never come. Especially true when you have already had 4 days of near perfect mid-winter skiing and then returned to roller skiing only to have the roads ice up and be forced to run day in and day out. In a few more days the anticipation will get to me and I'll go a little crazy and start searching out small patches of snow in remote locations. Then I get to thinking we build arenas to play hockey in during the summer, why not ski facilities? They do it in other places! In some parts of Scandinavia good quality snow is now such a rarity and the skiers so fanatic that a few solutions have been constructed.
Ski tunnels: Underground cooled tunnels with man-made snow for year round skiing.
Cooled ski tracks: Outdoor ski trails with refrigerated ground to allow real and man-made snow to last year-round.
Interesting Reading. . .