Canada’s first indoor ski and snowboard progression park has opened near Toronto

Oct 13 2016, 6:25 pm

Torontonians can now practice their ski and snowboarding year-round and indoors.

Axis Freestyle Academy has opened its doors in Vaughan (yes, okay, not Toronto – but it is worth the drive) making it Canada’s first all-in-one, year-around dryslope freestyle training facility for skiing and snowboarding.

Located just off off the 400, the 20,000 sq ft facility is equipped with a 5,000 sq ft dryslope, custom high performance trampolines, various jumps and rails, foam pits, yoga studio, and a multi-purpose room.

The facility was designed for beginner riders to learn as well as for advanced riders training for competition. The team behind Axis secured partial funding of the facility through an IndieGoGo campaign earlier this year. The space officially opened over the long weekend.

For those interested in checking it out, drop in sessions start at $23 for a 2 hour session. Coaching sessions, repairs, and rentals are also available at Axis Freestyle Academy.

If you plan to drop in, make sure to bring your ski and snowboard hardgoods: Snowboards, Skis, boots, bindings, poles (freestyle poles preferred), along with protective equipment: helmets (mandatory for dryslope), wrist guards, impact shorts, knee and elbow pads.

So if you’re stoked for snow, this may tie you up until the white stuff returns.