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Snowvolution - new indoor skiing concept?

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Does anyone know anything about this?? I just saw a bill board with this on it. Is this serious!?

www.snowvolution.com
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Adam I seem to remember a discussion about this some time ago, but I haven't found the thread so it could have been one of those conversations I had with myself. Shocked The result of my discussion seemed to be that the idea was bonkers! It looks like vapourware to me, and notice they are selling licenses rather than product...
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
It would be one heck of an engineering achivement to build one rolling eyes
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I saw this concept about four years ago - they were suggesting it could be implemented at the long-planned but as yet unbuilt snowdome at the quarries in Llanberis, North Wales
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They are having a laugh. Hmmm, daft idea for reality as promotion for computer game sounds more likely to me...
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Wouldn't a skier feel the upward motion of the disc as it rotated round, like a never-ending compression? What if you skied too slowly? You'd end up across the fall line at the top and then facing uphill as the disc continued to rotate through. Though you could turn around. Also you'd have to time your exit off the rotating disc onto the stationary very carefully if not to hit a wall or plummet a drop or worse, get ground up in the mechanism.
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Many ideas are sound theoretically but are nearly impossible to engineer because of the cost.

A tilting 300m disc at around 25 degree rotating around a hub, with different tracks too. Just imagine the amount of energy to power it when there are a dozen skiers using it at low seasons. Yes it can be built but I don't think it can pay for itself.

To surround this skiing facility as an indoor installation we are talking an enclosure of 20 acres large (pi/4*300*300=70,686m2). No structure exists today has a weathere proof enclosure of this size. An American football pitch is 5,400m2 large and one for playing the premier league soccer needs 7,300m2. We are therefore talking about covering 9 soccer pitches together so that the snow can be kept stable for the skiers.

Do these people do any sanity check?
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yes, they do need a sanity check, cos this is insane! Confused rolling eyes it reminds me of the 'far-out' things we used to draw in primary school. massive fantasy things that could never happen (like me wishing i had a way of turning my village into a ski resort...)
I don't think it is technically or physically possible. Sounds a bit dangerous too... Shocked Confused
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crazy_skier_jules,
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massive fantasy things that could never happen (like me wishing i had a way of turning my village into a ski resort...)

Don't say that...I'm still working on that one wink
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It's nuts. Heard about it a while ago and though it was nuts then. Fast skiers would reach the bottom in no time; slow skiers would end up going backwards.

Interesting to note the SnowVolution hasn't raised any capital to build one - just a pretty CGI movie of one "working".
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They (or someone) have spent quite a lot of cash (£50 000+?) on their patent portfolio so they must be pretty serious or completely barking or, most likely, both.

hyweljenkins, the different speed rings deal with that problem (to an extent anyway). The engineering difficulties would be huge, of course.
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