Sci-fi themed snow park opens in DLF Mall of India, Sector 18. Indoor skiing, Bobsledding, ice skating and Toboggan among top attractions.
Soaring temperatures never fail to hit the headlines. This time, however, subzero temperatures are in the news. Yes, you read that right. Some “imagineers” have brought not just winter chills to Noida but also a chance to try winter sports.
Chiliad Procons announced the launch of a sci-fi themed snow park called Ski India housed at the DLF Mall of India, Sector 18, Noida, on Friday. The company claims it is Asia’s largest indoor sci-fi based snow park.
The 110,000 sqft facility, comprising of 2 floors and built at a cost of Rs 70 crore, provides snow sports like Bobsledding, skiing, ice skating and Toboggan, throughout the year. The temperature inside the park is maintained between -10 to -15 degree Celsius. According to Ski India, the snow park’s theme is based on a fictional planet, which is part of Z-21 solar system in Andromeda galaxy around 2.5 million light years away from Earth. The only way to reach the planet is through a wormhole at the mall (which explains the peculiar design of the entrance).
At the launch, Prasuk Jain, managing director of Chiliad Procons, said, “The winter themed sports activities seemed untapped, pan-India. Hence, we decided to conceptualize an all year round indoor snow sport resort, introducing skiing for the first time in India. We have a strong creative force of imagineers who combine a rich legacy of entertainment with latest technology to infuse life into our dream projects. We have pushed the boundaries of innovation to make Ski India the most loved amusement destination of India. ”
Deep Shitanshu, a visitor, said, “This is good. It’s the first of its kind in Noida. I really enjoyed Bobsledding. I have been to Bangalore Snow City. But there are more rides here. You can’t ski in Bangalore.”
Shivangi Srivastav, a blogger, said, “I had a blast. I’ve come to a place like this for the first time. It was like being on a hill station. And skiing was so much fun.”
Going to an ice-capped hill station may not be feasible for all. But if you’ve ever wanted to ski, this is where you need to be. Just be prepared to shell out Rs 1,200 for an hour and 45 minutes of fun. The park is for anyone above two years of age. As of now, there is no difference in price of tickets on weekdays and weekends.
Sounds too good to be true? There is one sore point though. The park is not open to the public, yet. According to Prasuk Jain, it will open sometime next week.
But don’t despair. City Spidey has a treat for both your eyes and ears. We bring you a few pictures from the park itself and Ski India’s jingle. Just click the play button (below, left) and enjoy the ride!