Winter Sports World and NSW Planning Department have unveiled the design of a spectacular new indoor snow resort set to open tentatively in 2025. The $300 million Winter Sports World will feature a unique alpine exterior with crisp ‘ice shard’ details and “textural surfaces to evoke the appearance of a blizzard”. The design is inspired by the melting of glacial ice and the flow of water in the nearby Nepean River.
Set to be built in the heart of Penrith, visitors can expect a number of exciting features including a sprawling 300-meter indoor ski slope and a mammoth Olympic-sized ice rink. Adventure sports enthusiasts can also look forward to a dedicated space for ice hockey, speed skating, alpine skiing and ice climbing.
From a revolving restaurant with stunning snow views all around to a 170-room hotel, conference and snazzy function rooms, there are heaps of other cool features on the horizon.
Winter Sports World is expected to boost the local tourism industry by generating around 900 ongoing tourism jobs and could also contribute up to $80 million to the NSW economy annually.
Once the venue is up and running, it is also expected to provide a relevant training ground for nine Olympic sports including alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboard, figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating.
The ambitious project has now been in development for close to 7 years with construction expected to begin soon. The exterior architecture of the resort has been designed by boutique Sydney architecture firm Collins & Turner.
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