Indoor Skiing & Snowboarding Are Headed To Oklahoma City

Oklahoma might be where the wind comes sweeping down the plain, but soon there will be skiers and riders sweeping through an indoor skiing experience out in OKC.

“Riversport will be the first place in the world you can snow ski, surf and whitewater raft all in one location,” said Riversport Executive Director Mike Knopp. “Ski OKC will be open to passholders throughout the season, and we’ll offer ski and snowboard lessons. In the fall we’ll offer additional sessions for people to brush up on their skills before they head out on their annual ski trip.”

Riversport OKC, a facility operated by the nonprofit Riversport Foundation, is looking to add a taste of snowsports to their lineup of other outdoor and adventure offerings. Those include mountain biking, whitewater rafting, adventure courses, zip lines, climbing walls, SUP, kayaking, and other outdoor adventure sports, all of which can be done at this facility located in downtown OKC.

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The addition of skiing and snowboarding at the facility will be of the indoor variety, but not the same as the real snow experience at Big SNOW American Dream in New Jersey. The indoor experience at Riversport OKC, which is named Ski OKC, will feature an infinite, articulated ski slope made of an artificial material similar to that seen on other "plastic hills".

"The indoor ski simulator is covered in a specially-developed artificial ski grass called PoleSnow®. The low-friction fibers are misted with water to create a feeling similar to real snow. RIVERSPORT’s simulator will also have a quick inclination system which allows the slope to go from a Blue ski run to the equivalent of a Black run in seconds. An added ramp offers the opportunity to practice jumps and a projected ski course offers slalom practice. Advanced augmented reality capabilities ensure the experience will continue to expand as technology advances." - Riversport OKC Website

This new offering at Riversport OKC has been made possible by a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation, an Oklahoma charity foundation. 

“Inasmuch Foundation is a proud supporter of RIVERSPORT Foundation’s efforts to provide numerous activities for our entire community to enjoy,” said Bob Ross, president, and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation. “The new indoor ski experience offers yet another adventure at the Boathouse District, but more importantly, it’s bringing a life experience to our underserved youth who may never have the opportunity to ski or snowboard.”

The new offering is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2021 inside of Riversport OKC's Whitewater Center and will be available on the facility's season pass, as well as available day ticket options. Please head to their website, linked below, for more information about the new skiing & snowboarding experience, tickets and pass pricing & products, as well as any visitor COVID-19 information.

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Photo Credit: Ski OKC/Riversport OKC


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