Work at Buck Hill in Minnesota on a major dry slope installation has got underway in the past few weeks.
The resort, where the greatest female skier in history, Lindsey Vonn, began her career is investing in three Neveplast slope areas which are due to open in September.
Buck Hill is already selling ‘Autumn season Passes’ online for skiers and boarders to use the new slopes when they open. The resort reckons there’ll be a 10 week season before the snow arrives. The slopes will re-open for dry skiing in the spring after the thaw.
The slopes will be open on week days from 3pm-9pm (adult day ticket $26) and at weekends from 10am-8pm (adult day ticket $32).
The slopes will include a main slope which slalom course on one side, a terrain park and a learning area.
Buck Hill will be the second significant outdoor dry slope ski centre in the US after the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre in Virginia.