The 2016 edition of the

World Guide to Indoor Snow Centers

by Patrick Thorne

is the ‘Bible’ of indoor snow centers.







  • Chronology of construction around the world
  • Details of the largest slopes by length, vertical and area
  • indoor snowmaking patents
  • environmental solutions
  • ’50 Things To Do in an Indoor Snow Center’
  • ‘World Records Set on Indoor Snow!’
  • History of indoor snow centers from pioneering projects in the 1920s
  • How Indoor Snow Centers Work / CASE STUDY: Ski Dubai
  • Complete directory of indoor snow centers around the world
  • Business Directory of the main companies around the world involved in the indoor snow business designing facilities and making the snow


  • 293 Pages. | More than 64,000 words. | 23 MB File size.
  • Featuring  more than 100 Images.
  • First published: 2003 with snow center openings and projects in chronological order.
  • Re-published in 2016, fully revised, re-written and updated with snow centers arranged by continent and country and additional chapters and tables added.


Purchase includes regularly updates for one year after purchase to include information on newly opened snow centers and updates on recent projects in planning.

Now detailing the 100 indoor snow centers built around the world on six continents over the last three decades, and at least as many again of ‘projects and proposals’ the World Guide to Indoor Snow Centers now has nearly 300 pages, as well as over 100 images and weighs in at a hefty 23MB!

Written by ski journalist Patrick Thorne (, whose 30 year career almost exactly matches the evolution of indoor snow centers (of which he has made a particular study in creating snow365.),  the 2016 World Guide to Indoor Snow Centers  breaks down the now long list of indoor snow centers built, under construction or planned, by continent then country and date, with a description of each centre, key facts, links and usually an image.


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