GPS: Witte Wereld 1, Landgraaf, NL
Website: www.snowworld.nl (English site available)
SnowWorld is a indoor ski center in Landgraaf, NL just about 20 minutes from GK where you can ski or snowboard any day of the year. There, you can rent all of your equipment: skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, and sleds.
There is one small area for beginners and young kids with a conveyor belt so that they can step onto it and get slowly moved up the hill at a non-threatening pace.
So, there it is… indoor skiing. This place is great for people who love to ski and want to continue in the summer. It’s great to train. It’s great for beginners. It’s set up beautifully with everything that you need pretty conveniently located. However, being indoors, it lacks trees and sky – two things that play a large part of my ski addiction.
Will I go back? Definitely, occasionally, with friends. Often, no. I need sky and trees and a variety of runs. This one run was fun, but got boring really quickly and I can imagine that on a busier day, the little slopes would fill up making it impossible and probably a little dangerous to attempt a good run down the hill. My tween aged daughter enjoyed herself, but she felt the same way. She’ll go with friends to have a good time and be social, but it’s not a place she needs to go a lot. We prefer the mountains. Send us to the Alps!