Interview with Buck Hill's David Solner

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Buck Hill, Minnesota is the first ski resort in North America to install a synthetic ski slope and now provides year round skiing and riding. We caught up with Buck Hill owner David Solner to learn about the positive impact their synthetic installation is having on the community.

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Urban Snow Meetup in Sunnyvale - August 6, 2017

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We invite you to join for  an exclusive first look at the Proslope advanced synthetic surface we will be using at Urban Snow.  I f you are an intermediate or above skier or snowboarder and would like to make some turns: ​ Bring your ski or snowboard equipment (equipment will NOT be available to rent or borrow) Wear long sleeves, long pant...
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Urban Snow is Seeking Director of Community Development

Director of Community Development Overview Urban Snow is going to change the ski industry. We believe our customers shouldn't have to choose between living in the city and skiing/riding. They want to do both, and we make it possible. We're bringing skiing and riding to the city. We're looking for a talented, passionate and motivated Director of Com...
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Interview with Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre’s Kevin Hoff

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Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is North America's largest synthetic ski area. Located on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, the facility offers year round skiing and riding for both it's students and the general public. Urban Snow caught up Marketing Coordinator Kevin Hoff to learn more.  
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Interview with URBANpiste’s Lauren Davies

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URBANpiste is a British skiing and snowboarding brand that manufactures clothing and apparel specific for synthetic slope and indoor snow centres. URBANpiste was created to represent the established and emerging snow sports community within Britain. Urban Snow caught up with the founder Lauren Davies, to learn more about Urbanpiste, and the UK Ski ...
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History of Synthetic Ski Slopes

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Synthetic or "Dry" Slopes as they are called in the United Kingdom, have been around since the 1980's. They were originally developed to mimic skiing on snow in regions that typically don't receive natural snow and/or aren't cold enough to make snow. According to www.SkiTurfUSA.com , there are an estimated 1,200 synthetic slopes used for skiing, ri...
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