That’s right! The yanks have adopted snowflex but they’ve employed a Brit to lay the slope. Wayne Taylor from Halifax is the big man in charge and he’s been talking about a UK vs USA team comp so keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be having news about this in the mag. If you want to read more about this American snowflex then check out the blurb below:
Part of Liberty University’s mountain property will undergo an extreme makeover in the coming weeks as construction on the university’s synthetic ski slope steadily progresses. Crews have installed part of the incline’s foundational layer and pipes for the misting system. On May 1, workers began laying down the first set of Snowflex tiles. This innovative material will allow skiers, snowboarders and tubers to experience the slip and grip of real snow year-round.
Phase one of the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre will consist of various jumps and two grind rails, giving snow sport enthusiasts an opportunity to perfect their technique. As they reach the bottom of the main slope, skiers and snowboarders will also have the option of performing tricks on an 11-foot high quarter pipe. In the future, additions will be made to the facility, providing thrill-seekers with even more skiable area.
“When you go to a regular ski resort, as you take jumps off of mounds of snow, that contour and shape always changes,” said Bryan Evans, the slope’s general manager. “Here, the jumps stay the same to where you can always practice and hone in your skills.”
A nursery slope is also under construction and will be located in front of the Snowflex Center’s rental building. This smaller incline will help beginners become accustomed to the surface and learn basic fundamentals such as turning and stopping. Visitors who prefer not to ski or snowboard may also use this area for tubing.