First Snow Dome in Brazil

08 January 2014 18:59
The Snow Dome in Brazil
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More than 20 years after the first indoor snow slope in the Americas was envisaged, an indoor snow centre has opened in Gramado, located in Brazil’s Serra Gaucha region.

Brazilian skiers and snowboarders will now be able to ski and ride on their home soil, enjoying a 120metre long piste in a 16.000m² complex. The new Snowland in Brazil incorporates an indoor ski slope, and offers more than 30 sliding activities including skiing, boarding, airboarding, tubing and sledging. There is also an indoor ice rink next to an indoor Alpine street complete with shops and restaurants.

The centre in Brazil is one of two now operating in the southern hemisphere, joining snow planet in New Zealand. Worldwide around 90 indoor snow centres have been built over the past 25 years, of which some 55 remain operational in more than 25 countries.