Why indoor?



why indoor?

Good question! Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love the mountains: the fresh, crisp air - the rush of adrenaline as you click on your bindings for the first run of the day.  Even the anticipation as you drive up the mountain and plan the day ahead - runs, trails, terrain parks and coffee and schnapps stops.

But what we offer is a bridge – between the indoor and outdoor experience.  Let’s face it, most of us don’t live on the mountain, and even if we did, the snow just doesn’t fall every day. We’re just not satisfied with sporadic trips to the snow wedged between busy working weeks. 

Like most sports, maintaining muscle memory and consistency makes all the difference to performance.  That’s why so many snow sports competitors travel the globe in search of snow and suitable terrain. 

Vertikal provides year-round access to slopes that simulate real terrain, for the times when you just can’t get to the mountains. 

Our slopes change speed and angulation at the touch of a button – so there’s always a challenge ahead. 

How often do we actually see ourselves skiing in real-time?  Our mirrors at the base of the slopes provide instant feedback – so you can actually see yourself as you ski and make adjustments on the spot. There’s no getting away with poor posture – as you self-correct positioning and movement.

Repetition = effective training: nothing will make you better at skiing or snowboarding other than skiing or snowboarding.  Regularly. Especially when you can see yourself.

We are all about technique…and carving.  It’s true, our slopes are unforgiving – you just can’t slide down.  But saying that, our snow-like slopes truly complement current ski and snowboard technology, where the technique of creating an edge is critical to making a well-formed turn.

If you’re not quite there yet – don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for after all!

And, even better, we’re open 364 days of the year.