Summer SKI aND BOARD Terrain Park Opening in California
Work is underway building a multi-action-sport, creative education and entertainment centre incorporating a Proslope ski and snowboard terrain park in Santa Ana, California.
Launching on the tail end of a year of social isolation, and right before the first summer Olympics to host skateboarding and surfing, the company behind the facility, DIVERTsessions, say they aim to bring the life lessons and positive community of action sports and creative culture to everyone, at one convenient location.
The park, an outdoor 45,000 square-foot venue, features six key components: a surf machine, skatepark, ski/snow hill, a creative education studio, a food and beverage program and an event venue.
Skiers and boarders can ride a 15-foot-high, 100-foot (30 metre) long Proslope Ski and Snowboard Hill. The Snow Hill features three different lines – beginner, intermediate and advanced with freestyle features in the intermediate and advanced lines keeps things fresh and exciting. Session passes include skis/snowboards, boots and binding.
There is also a FlowRider Wave Machine to try, the chance to learn new tricks in the skatepark area where movable obstacles are constantly changing to keep lines fresh, or the option to participate in a Creative Lab session where they can explore different creative outlets and develop skills such as videography/photography, music production, digital and street art.
“While action sports participation has been proven to positively impact children and youth, a lot of people aren’t able to participate due to how far away the mountains and ocean are from most urban areas and high cost of entry,” said David Monhait, Co-Founder and President of DIVERTbrands. “Rather than spend $200+ for a day-pass at a mountain resort, which also requires reliable transportation, purchase or rental of equipment and additional costs for lessons, food and accommodations- we wanted to bring these experiences to families right in their communities, provide the equipment, and include skilled guidance all as a part of a very affordable session ticket.”
Those that want to check out DIVERTsessions and get in on the action can buy one-, two-, three- or four-hour session passes, which include access to all the sports and creative attractions as well as the lending of equipment necessary to participate. Session passes start at $29.99 Monday-Thursday and $34.99 Friday-Sunday.
The park will have a soft opening this weekend and full opening in mid-July.