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  • The key to the future of snowboarding is Snowflex. I mean you just wouldn’t dream of doing some of the things they are doing without Snowflex.
    – Adrian Cairns
    Photographer and Snowsports writer
  • Snowflex has changed the future of the ski, and snowboard industry forever.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • A final note to all would be developers, build a slope like this and people will visit - it's really that simple
    – Russ Shea, Document Snowboard
  • I can see it's better just looking out of my window because people are learning quicker.
    – John Fleetham
    former Managing Director of Sheffield Ski Village
  • If Snowflex® had been available 12 years ago, I would have not bothered with snow. This is fantastic.
    – Cor Mollin, Proprietor of the Belgian Indoor Snow Centres
  • "Thank you Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for the good times today. Can't wait to come back!!!"
    – Louie Vito
    American professional snowboarder, Olympian, Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
  • We are very happy with our Snowflex summer tubing hill. It is attracting visitors from across the country!
    – Trueman E. Hoffmeister
    Center Director
    Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies
  • The repeat business has been unbelievable, tasters develop to plough II, plough II's develop to plough III and they develop up to basic swings and even parallels, on a nursery slope!
    – Steve Foulkes - Director Rossendale Ski Centre
  • That's the brilliant thing about it, there is so much scope to give people different experiences.
    – John Larkin
    Founder & Ex-Chairman Kendal Ski Club
  • Snowflex is a great place for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. It provides and safe and fun environment that is extremely affordable.
    – Drew Sherwood
    General Manager, Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, Lynchburg, VA
  • for the first time we have a safe, clean surface that people will come back to time and time again.
    – John Shedden
    Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council

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Approximate Costs

Please Note: The following are "ball park" costs. Obviously, currency fluctuations and variable local costs should be taken into consideration. The process is iterative and costs will become more accurate as the project proceeds.

British Pounds £

snowsports area (m2) 3,000 6,000 10,000 16,000
lodge area (m2) floor area 500-1200 1500 2100 3100
car parking (no. of cars) 200 480 800 1280
total cost (£) 
average slope capacity
1-3 million 
100-120 people
3-6 million
200-250 people
5-10 million
400+ people
8-16 million 
600+ people

US Dollars $

snowsports area (ft2) 30,000 60,000 100,000 160,000
lodge area (ft2) floor area 5,000-12,000 15,000 21,000 31,000
car parking (no. of cars) 200 480 800 1280
total cost ($) 
average slope capacity
2-5 million 
100-120 people
6-10 million
200-250 people
8-17 million
400+ people
13-27 million 
600+ people

Euros €

snowsports area (m2) 3000 6000 10000 16000
lodge area (m2) floor area 5,000-12,000 15,000 21,000 31,000
car parking (no. of cars) 200 480 800 1280
total cost (€) 
average slope capacity
1.25-3.75 million 
100-120 people
3.75-7.5 million
200-250 people
6.25-12.5 million
400+ people
10-20 million 
600+ people

Average ticket revenue* per person per hour would typically be approximately £8, €10 or $13

* Ticket price is different from revenue because tax has to be added to the revenue to get ticket price.

Typical Cost Split for a Project

piechart.jpgThe costs shown are for a stand alone center, however, the development might include housing, retail Food and beverage and other leisure activities.

>How long does Snowflex last?

To which we would ask how busy is it going to be?
Our best answer relates to the amount of business and is based on some data we have collected in the UK. We would suggest that

£0.20 to £0.30
€0.35 to €0.55
$0.35 to $0.55

be collected from each ticket hour sold, to cover repairs and maintenance and placed in an escrow account.


We suggest that the whole area be fully depreciated in ten years. However, in reality, no replacement will be required for the first years of operation, then certain areas will need to be replaced such as the jump landing area. Other areas may never need replacing.

Note: when the material is worn, the quality of the experience deteriorates. If this is not attended to, the business will deteriorate and people will stop visiting.