Snowless Snow Skiing Comes to Minnesota! Great Bear, Are You Listening?
Imagine skiing at Great Bear Recreation Park year round? Now, you may be asking: how is that possible?
Well Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minnesota has just opened up the first ever summer ski surface.
A surface called "Neve Plast" is a special design of bristles and the composition of the plastic that makes you enjoy the sport all year round! New owners Don McClure and Dave Solner discovered the product in Italy and now have the largest installation of Neve Plast in the world.
There are three Neve Plast runs at Buck Hill and people who have tested it out say it feels like newly groomed, packed snow. So no more feeling cold or wet, now you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tubing all year round.
When it gets cold enough, snow will just fall on top of it and people can ski the traditional way.