Australia’s first indoor ski resort is set to begin construction in Sydney’s Penrith, offering a variety of snow related activities, 4.5 star hotel and event spaces.
Winter Sports World (WSW) will feature a 300m ski run, an ice rink, thermal pools and snow play area, alongside a 170-room hotel, conference and function rooms and a range of restaurants.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s approval for the development marked an eight year journey for the developers, according to WSW managing director Peter Magnisalis.
“For the first time in eight years, WSW is no longer a pie-in-the-sky dream, but a real project and on course to bring snow fields to Sydney,” said Magnisalis.
“It has been all-consuming for me personally for years now and will continue to be. I can’t wait to get it built.
“Our goal is for WSW to have the best-quality snow in the world for an indoor snow resort.”
WSW also plans to operate as a net-zero carbon facility, with a combination of on-site renewable and green energy sources and carbon offsetting.