The chance to fly off a “big-air” ski ramp in the middle of a dry landlocked city is now available for snow-sport enthusiasts at Snobahn Indoor Ski and Snowboard Center in Centennial. Snobahn, …
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The chance to fly off a “big-air” ski ramp in the middle of a dry landlocked city is now available for snow-sport enthusiasts at Snobahn Indoor Ski and Snowboard Center in Centennial.
Snobahn, which sits in the middle of the Streets at Southglenn mall, offers a training center for skiing and snowboarding. On Feb. 21, the center at 6955 S. York St. opened its new freestyle facility to better serve customers and “attract adrenaline-seeking enthusiasts,” a news release from the center said. Five performance trampolines, a “big-air” ramp with a 25-foot airbag and a “Ninja Warrior”-style obstacle course are now available.
Skilled trampolinists and skiers tried out the new features Feb. 20.
“This is all stuff that kids and people are gonna do anyway — jump off buildings, do parkour,” said Devon Davis, a trampoline and tumbling coach at Progresh, an indoor sports training center in Thornton. “When you’re in the city, it’s hard to find places to do that that aren’t dangerous.”
Davis and fellow coaches Eben Bartholomew and Gary Ford tested out the trampolines, and Bartholomew took a few ski jumps off the ramp, along with some staff members at Snobahn. Meanwhile, young children across the room tried out the practice skiing slopes.
Snobahn provides a controlled environment for improvement and learning for young beginners (aged 3 to 10) and advanced, competitive athletes, the news release said. Snobahn instructors have given more than 20,000 lessons since opening in July 2016, and Snobahn is the official indoor-training facility for the University of Denver alpine ski team, the release said.
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