Today is the opening of North Americas first indoor year-round snow park with real snow. Big Snow America is located in Rutherford, NJ and the indoor park features a chairlift, a terrain park, and multiple runs for all levels of riding. The facility that houses Big SNOW America, dubbed American Dream, is centrally located in the Tri-State area and is only a 4.5-mile drive from Manhattan. With only a short commute form NYC, this indoor park is sure to be a hit on the east coast. Its quite massive at 16 stories tall with a 800-foot slope and the 180,000-square-foot facility will also be home to everything else you’ll find at your typical resort, like a chalet, various shops, restaurants, and an après lounge.
Big SNOW America will operate with all of the same snowmaking equipment you’ll find at your local resort, but since inside, the facility will be able to recycle melted snow. This allows the water to be reused multiple times during the snowmaking process. Having full control of the “weather,” Big SNOW America will also have a consistent and comfortable air temperature, which will keep the humidity level inside perfect for fresh, soft snow.
This could start a trend and make snowboarding and skiing more accessible for a handful of cities. Check out more info for Big Snow America HERE.