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Winter sports world Penrith

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by MattyHoll, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. MattyHoll

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  2. DPS Driver

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    This is getting closer to becoming a reality.
     
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  3. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whatever happened to the big spinny disc proposal where if you got the speed right could ski forever. Wasn't that meant for Penriff as well?
     
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    I thought it was more eastern creek way?
     
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    Does anyone believe it will actually get off the ground?

    "international tourists" bahaha.

    Do athletes actually use any of the 'top 10' facilities to train at?
     
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  6. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm maybe, old Wonderland site? Now Wet n Wild.
     
  7. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The big one in Netherlands, Landgraaf, gets used for SL training and has some high level (poss FIS) races held there
     
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    They're serious and they're working on it being a adventure precinct. I don't know about the international tourist value but it'd certainly draw some local custom.
     
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    skinavy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think we're all a bit cynical. This about the third or fourth proposal and all had flashy pictures (some even had youtube movies)
     
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    No. It won't IMO.
    People that ski would never travel beyond leichardt..
    Eek. The humanity
     
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    Last IG post was a year ago!

    I don’t think it will get built in a post Covid world.
     
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    Athlete training facility sounds great in the marketing blurbs, but to actually pay for itself it needs to attract a mass public clientele.
     
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    You may be right. I wouldn't worry about social media posts, they're not an indicator prior to construction.

    I'm just relaying what I know. FYI DPS skis isn't my full time gig. I have a job that actually feeds the family.;)
     
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    Interesting location, not sure how the neighbours in "Nepean Shores" will take to it. Surprised it isn't proposed for somewhere on the Panfers block.
     
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    Is Stephen Edwards " who will act as the centre’s Performance Director" still around? He was at Perisher but not sure if he is still there.

    Don't hold your breathe for this or any of the similar develpments. There have been lots over the years and none of been built.

    They have finally finished the water ramp at Chandler in Bris. How many other options were proposed before that got built?

    And I think the DA for the bag jump at Jindy sport and rec is currently being considered.

    People do train at dry slope and indoor facilities O/S.
     
  16. DPS Driver

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    Yes, you'd be crazy to hold your breath on this one or any such development at this stage. But by the same token, if council sees merit in it and the developer is dogged enough. Who knows.
     
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    Its kinda right next door to the cable ski park, hotel accom etc, there is a serious developer behind it, don't forget that out at penrith there are lots of theme park things cable ski / indoor ski dive etc. I think that it would not live or die based on Mr Edwards engagement.

    Apparently they have already had overtures from several private schools about blocking regular training if it gets off the ground.

    I had a child train with Mr Edwards in Dubai, whist we arranged it as a bit of a lark, it was surprisingly constructive / effective, I think the plans for this one are bigger than the Dubai one.

    Last point, year round instructor work :)
     
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    Oh I was not meaning to imply anything like that. Just that he was mentioned in the article and I wondered if he was still around. Not our area in the ski world so we have no idea. If they didn't go to school with my kids, work at Harro's or ski moguls then I am unlikely to know much about them.
     
  19. Jasper Schwarz

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    Imagine how fit and strong you would get skiing every day for the year.
    Imagine the VM you could do!!! @Normo......
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    50vm and half the length of the V8?? That will not get me very fit (unless I walk up it!) :)
    If I’m going to do magic carpets, I wanna do REAL magic carpets! :D
     
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    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just depends on how fast you go.
    My dad had me doing the old one ski down the hill with tight turns.
    That got the Quads burning.

    You could always practise your backwards sking.. :whistle:
     
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    I can’t imagine ever wanting to ski inside on non-snow. In penriff!

    Skiing isn’t just a physical action, it’s the environment, it’s the vibe. I’m the same with cycling. A trainer would be a last resort, I enjoy outside too much.
     
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    Adelaide will always lay claim to what they said was the worlds first indoor ski slope on artificial snow Mt Thebarton it went back to an ice rink many years ago due to running cost.

    Remember as a kid going tobogganing here.

     
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    No but I can't think of anything I would rather do more on a 40 degree day than go and shred some turns
     
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    Swimming? Beach?
     
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    Have you ever driven to Penriff on a 40 degree day?
     
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    you read my mind.

    love my skiing.
    but love a bit of a balance.
    I gotta get in the water.
    (is worst thing about summering down south - and the spa is ... well it's a spa ... so just NO. :eek:)
     
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    Yep. There’s something wonderful to be found in every season. And skiing in a shed on carpet isn’t one of them!
     
  29. Kash

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    Yeah in summer, I think I'd rather shred the cable park, and then follow up with a session at iFly. Both are an awesome way to kill a few hours.
     
  30. Jasper Schwarz

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    I actually find it way to hot to go the beach on a 40 degree day. Just get burnt and dehydrated way to easily.

    driving in a car, in air con then into a snow field, kind’ve seems like a good deal to me
     
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    I would probably go there when I couldn’t be doing anything else (like a wave pool for surfing - think of it being “in addition” rather than “instead of”...).

    But then again I used to ski a couple of times a week - when it wasn’t winter - on the Dendix dry slope at Narrabeen Sport and Rec camp in the 80’s, and it was pretty awful (slightly less so on nights it was drizzling or a decent dew).
     
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    Pretty sure a wave pool is still being built at Sydney Olympic Park. It shouldn’t be too far off opening now
     
  33. Kash

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    Yeah, it looks pretty good

    https://urbnsurf.com/locations/sydney/
     
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    Not summer, it should be banned. Then we could go straight from spring to autumn.
     
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    Good idea. Fewer bush fires, too.
     
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    I don't mind a few warm days and nights.
    Good for xmas day and barbies by the pool etc.
    as long as I'm not working out in the real hot ones.
    10 years of trade work in Qld humidity near killed me....... I still wonder how I really did it. :(

    back to OP.
    Can see how it works for some, especially the Sydney private schools who must have such a resource for the essential interschools death or glory. ;)
     
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    I'd ski it, no problems.

    It'll be on man-made snow; hell we do that already. My kids would love it, they're not snow snobs yet. As long as I've got my skis strapped on and I'm sliding downhill, I'm happy. What a great workout.
     
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    Would be perfect for getting the legs back before heading away on a ski holiday.
     
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    I have fond memories of Tamworth Snowdome in Midlands in England. 4 hour round trip from London, when we lived there when my kids were very little. Great to experience even limited sliding on snow whenever you wanted to, rather than just the annual ski holiday. My kids had their first ski lessons there, and they used to do great Christmas-themed snow play too. I'd certainly check out a Penrith equivalent. It would also attract new people to snowsports - young people whose families wouldn't otherwise be able to afford a snow holiday.
     
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    This - if my little ones can get the hang of skiing for a few lessons here vs spending hundreds of dollars on just teaching the very basics while in the mountains this is a great option.
     
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    Normally some of us miss summer. There are 2 of us in our household that have not done summer since 2011. We are already feeling like we are going to die, especially today
     
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    Cable Ski carpark 1st Feb 2020

     
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    You know its manmade snow not a carpet?