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Cure the Dog Days of Summer by hitting the Ski Slopes!

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Summer has two more months to go, but this one has been hot and dry.  The grass which usually turns brown as it goes dormant during the dog days of August has been brown for the past 30 days.  As June came to a close the wind storm knocked out our power for four days as temperatures soared past 100 degrees.   The vegetables in the garden keep begging for water and the fish in the pond think they are being poached.

With so much heat and drought we decided it was time to embrace winter.  Try to visualize swooshing down the ski slopes (I know the Summer Olympics are in full swing).  Feel the cool and refreshing breeze as you pick up speed.  OK maybe your imagination can’t take you there but you can still go skiing.  No I’m not talking about getting on a plane and heading to South America where it is winter.  Just hop in your car and head to Lynchburg where you can enjoy the ONLY year-round skiing in the Western Hemisphere.  That’s right; in Lynchburg Virginia you can hit the slopes and ski or go snow boarding or tubing, even during the dog days of summer.

Snow-flex is on the campus of Liberty University and is open to the general public.  They offer equipment rentals and lessons or you can bring your own.  Tickets are affordable and the views of the city are spectacular.  We have had avid skiers stay with us who have hit the slopes and they report the experience is almost like skiing on snow, except you don’t have to dress up like the Michelin Tire Man in layers of clothing to try to stay warm.  You will need to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts.

Check out these youtube videos for more information on Snowflex.

 What is Snowflex?

Miss America Contestants visit Snowflex.

A first timer at Snowflex.

A professional at Snowflex.

Cure the dog days of summer.  Come stay with us at our award winning bed and breakfast and check out the skiing in Lynchburg.  Bring your camera and you can post your adventures on Youtube.

For more information visit the Snowflex website.