Ever wonder what it is like to speed down a world cup race course like the Streif in Kitzbuhel, Austria or the Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colorado? Well, now you can find out at Vertical Drop Ski Shop in Michigan. They’ve got a professional level ski simulator in house and available for use by ski teams, ski clubs or anyone who wants to give virtual reality skiing a try.
What is a ski simulator?
The ski simulator at Vertical Drop is a SkyTechSport Ski Simulator. It uses cutting edge technology to reproduce the exact sensation of going down a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Bring your ski or snowboard boots for real skiing in virtual reality. The ski simulator utilizes stunning virtual reality and new GPS technology to recreate any ski resort in the world. Then visualize it on a huge panorama screen in 4K resolution for the skier to experience. In addition to the visual aspect of skiing, the ski simulator also offers a full match of the physical forces and biomechanics of skiing and snowboarding. Allowing you to experience the G-forces as if you were actually there skiing that course.
Why use a ski simulator?
The SkyTechSport Ski Simulator is a great tool for anyone from beginner skiers to US Ski Team pros. Beginners can use the ski simulator to learn the basics of skiing technique indoors, where it is safe and warm, in just a couple of hours. So when they get to the mountain it is as if they have already skied. Advanced skiers can use the ski simulator to master carving technique in just a few training sessions. Pros and ski racers can use the ski simulator for year ’round ski racing training without having to follow the snow. Exercise enthusiasts can use the ski simulator for a fun and challenging workout that is different from the norm. The SkyTechSport Ski Simulator can also be used for post-injury rehab to get back on snow quicker.
Where to go
If you are in the Midwest and are looking to take your ski racing and training to the next level, check out the SkyTechSport Ski Simulator at Vertical Drop Ski Shop. Sessions are 30 minutes on average and can be purchased individually or as a bundle. Vertical Drop Ski Shop is the new alpine and ski race specialists in Michigan. They are located in the metro-Detroit area at 6325 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48346. They are the only ski shop in the Midwest with a ski simulator.
In addition to many World Cup courses, Vertical Drop has the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Downhill, Slalom and Super G courses for both men and women on the ski simulator. Why not drop by to give it a go and see what our Olympic hopefuls are up against next month!
Besides the ski simulator, Vertical Drop has a full service ski shop that offers ski and apparel sales, boot fitting, and ski tuning. Industry veteran Bob Thomas has spent his life in specialty ski shops and working with ski racers in Michigan and across the Midwest. Bob and his team have decades of experience and wisdom to share. They will make sure you get exactly the right gear for your skiing and ski racing needs. They carry top ski racing brands including Fischer, Head, Swix, Hestra, Arctica, Karbon, Uvex, and Leki. As well as many popular brands for recreational skiers, like Mammut, Armada and Elan.