The well known Midwest ski area Buck Hill is set to open their new dryslope in early September. Throughout the summer of 2016 Buck Hill has undergone construction, ski/snowboard testing, and made a large investment to take their ski season from just a few months to a year round operation.

https://www.facebook.com/buckhillmn/videos/10155051625234554/

The material for the dry slope is produced by an Italian company called Neveplast. It allows you to not only enjoy skiing/snowboarding without the use of water and despite how much the temperature rises, but to also leave the slope in place year round. Thus it is there till the day the snow begins to fall, naturally covered in the winter, and ready to go again once the snow melts.

The slope is set to have a large trail allowing regular skiing and room for a gated race course, a smaller area with park features, tubing, and even a little bunny hill for beginners. Skiers are already able to purchase a Fall 2016 Season pass for $225 (Adult), $175 (Child), and $150 (Senior/Military). Not only has a Fall pass been introduced, but multiple training camps for this fall are already open for registration as well.

http://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/834889/Buck-Hill-Artificial-Snow-Ski-Testing

Would love to know how the Buck Hill locals feel about this.