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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Cold air is rarely a scarce commodity in winter in Ontario, but skiers and riders looking for a summer alternative may watch closely plans in formation for an indoor ski facility on the site of a dormant ski area near Loretto, about 40 minutes northwest of Toronto.

A little-known Mississauga, Ontario-based firm, Generation X Sports and Entertainment Group Inc., is proposing a 183,000 square-foot indoor snow dome, hotel, entertainment and retail complex dubbed the SnowPlex. Generation X officials indicate that they’ll submit plans to the council of the Township of Adjala-Torsorontio, although no timetable has been set.

“The Resort Development Team is in the early stages of submitting an application for a 17,000 square-meter indoor ski hill within the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, rejuvenating an existing ski hill (the Loretto Ski Resort, just east of the Hockley Valley)”, company officials indicated in a press release issued last week. “By serving as an anchor within a Destination Village, this very unique resort is proposed to host a hotel, provide mixed retail and residential uses, while offering vast sporting and leisure based activities.”

Generation X officials estimate that the project will attract an estimated 2.5 million visits annually and create roughly 300 full- and part-time positions, not including those involved in construction.

Construction of the first snow dome in North America is presently nearing completion at The Meadowlands in northern New Jersey. Should it come to fruition, the project in Loretto would be the first of its kind in Canada.


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 09:43 AM
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first i've heard of this, interesting........
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[sigh] This would be a natural in Vancouver, where the season is short and not very dependable. North side of Burnaby Mountain would be perfect, as it would always be in shade, and would be serviced by a highway. Unfortunately it would never survive in the lower mainland. I think we just don't have the population to support it. Too bad, I'd be there most of the year.

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man oh man they better hurry up and get'er done!
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I was just thinking the other day...we need something like this. The winter is becoming less and less reliable in Toronto.

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This would be awesome. Winter is getting sketchy
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 12:05 PM
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I would give all 3 of my balls for this to happen. Doubt it will I remember they tried this years ago and it didn't go anywhere. We just resorted to taking the snow from skating arenas.
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