Las Vegas, Nevada — August 2002 – Snow Creation International (SCI), creators of “SnowLab” the revolutionary indoor ski and snowboarding facility set to open late 2003, have been granted a special use permit by Las Vegas, NV officials. Nevada’s Clark County planning commission and local town council unanimously approved the development of the facility. This special permit will allow SCI to move forward with its plans to open the first indoor snow facility in the United States.
SnowLab will be one of the largest indoor snow facilities in the world, with over 200,000 sq. ft. of snow-covered area. The slope, over 1,100 feet long, consists of a regulation size Super Pipe and SlopeStyle course. The slope also has a beginner area, ideal for people just learning how to ski or snowboard. The facility boasts an extensive interactive video system that captures and replays all the action from the slope throughout the facility. Adjacent to an interactive café/restaurant there will also be an additional 3,000 sq ft slope-side balcony where guests can view the action.
“Our focused development approach and operational expertise is allowing us to deliver a world class facility for a fraction of the price of similar facilities that have already been developed in other countries”, commented Mark Vlassopulos a globally experienced leisure developer and co-founder of the new Las Vegas based SnowLab.
Co-founder Steven “Slip” Rueben, a large-scale facility operations specialist comments, “SCI is first focused on the desires/needs of the market and then their passion for the sport. This customer driven process resulted in SnowLab, a focused and affordable action sports experience”.
Soon to be the ultimate destination in year round snow sports, SnowLab promises to revolutionize snow driven sports with careful attention to planning and detail. SCI’s Snowlab will soon fuse the fastest growing sport in the US, snowboarding, with the fastest growing US city, Las Vegas, Nevada. Planned to open in late 2003, Snowlab will offer year-round fun to boarders and skiers of all levels. Future US sites for SnowLab include Atlanta, opening in late 2004.