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There are a dozen threads spanning over the last 4 years on SnowFlex. All of the threads seem to lead to one thing. No one yet has stepped up and invested millions here in the states.
Acer Snowmec awarded the design of the Cooling and Snowmaking for Mills Meadowlands Xanadu, New Jersey, United States of America. This will be the first Indoor Real Snow Centre in North America. The slope is almost identical to Madrid Xanadu and is due to open in 2009.
DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas -- Bearfire Resorts, LLC is elated to announce the most recent developments in its audacious plan to deliver world-class skiing to Texas year-round.
New location, new name, bold new concept
After careful consideration, the company has decided to shift its plans for a winter-themed entertainment destination from Dallas to Fort Worth, Texas. Bearfire Resorts, LLC executives feel they have found an ideal location in a large piece of property situated midway between the Dallas and Fort Worth airports.
Along with the move comes an important change in the entertainment concept. Formerly envisioned as a theme park using the working name “Coolzone Winterplex,” the new project will be known as the “Bearfire Resort” and will feature ski slopes spread over a total ski-able area of an unbelievable 650,000 square feet. Additionally, Bearfire Resort will include a 600-room hotel, a convention center, and a world-class spa at the base of the ski mountain.
Bearfire’s year-round winter theme will be made possible due to a virtual ski surface technology called Snowflex created by Brian Thomas of Briton Engineering in the U.K. and currently used successfully at more than 30 locations in Europe. When complete, Bearfire Resort will be six times larger than any existing Snowflex facility in the world.
“We are ecstatic to be leading the charge to provide such an unprecedented entertainment experience in such a seemingly improbable place,” said Charlie Aaron, president of Bearfire Resorts, LLC. “It gives the team a thrill to think that in just a few years, we will have made possible the scenario in which people book their year-round ski vacations to Texas.”
What a ski resort in Texas will look like
Bearfire Resort will bring the charm and sport of an alpine skiing village to the heart of Texas. The resort’s main attraction will be its outdoor ski and snowboard mountain, complete with ski runs, chair lifts, competition half-pipes, toboggans, snow tubing, and ski caves. Fun for families will include ice rinks, rides, a snowy winter wonder-park for children, an outdoor concert venue, and opportunities for rock climbing. To appeal to the less athletically inclined--or the merely pleasantly exhausted--Bearfire also will offer several retail and fine dining experiences.
When complete, this man-made mountain range will rank among the world’s largest buildings, so of course it is no surprise that this project is unfolding in Texas, the land where everything is bigger and better. The addition of the world class hotel and spa, larger ski slopes, a retail village and other new amenities to the master plan will no doubt enhance the overall guest experience and make Bearfire Resort a must-visit destination for families, vacationers and corporate events.