Bearfire Resort, Skiing Comes To Texas
Skiing in Texas? Texas is creating a ski slope where no slope existed before. Bearfire Resort will be a man-made mountain that will feature ski slopes spread over 650,000 square feet in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Bearfire Resort will also have a 600-room hotel, a convention center, and a spa at the base of the ski mountain. Bearfire will use virtual ski surface technology called Snowflex, which is currently being used at a bunch of places in Europe. The resort's main attraction will be its outdoor ski and snowboard mountain with ski runs, chair lifts, competition half-pipes, toboggans, snow tubing, and ski caves. When it is completed, the man-made mountain range will rank among the world's largest buildings. The project is expected to cost $375 million and should be completed in 2008.