Four-Season Skiing Planned for Castle Rock
While it’s still in the feasibility study stage, there are reportedly plans to build an all year around snow sport center at the Philip S. Miller Park in the Colorado town of Castle Rock. With its head office located in West Chester, PA, and branch offices in Colorado Springs and Lakewood, Weston Solutions Inc. has been given the go ahead to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a center that would offer skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing throughout the year using surfaces covered in a synthetic substance known as Snowflex.
In reply to critics who are doubtful people will use the facility, particularly in the winter months when snow is the main draw-card to the area, development director of Weston Solutions, Shawn Temple, noted that the center will introduce new people to the sport, as well as offering facilities for training and progression, improving skiers’ skills before they hit the slopes. Temple also pointed out that local skiers who may not have the time to travel to the mountains to enjoy snow sports, can fit in an hour or two of skiing or snowboarding on the synthetic surface after work or at other convenient times.
Should the four-season ski center materialize, it will include Snowflex skiing surfaces covering 107,00 square feet; a Snowflex bunny slope; a Snowflex tubing run; and a mountain bike course. There will also be a lodge, restaurant and bar, and visitors will have ample parking allowing easy access to the center.
As per assistant director of parks and recreation in Castle Rock, Jeff Brauer, Weston Solution’s proposals will be reviewed every six months over the next two years and if they present a proposal, complete with financial backing, within the two year time period, then the seven member town council will vote on it.