Offseason? What offseason?

Skiers and snowboarders in Ontario can now train all year long at the Alpine Indoor Ski and Snowboard Training Centre in Mississauga, the first indoor ski centre in Canada. Skiing on a 6 × 11-metre rolling carpet may not get the adrenaline flowing like a run on fresh powder, but it’s the secret training (and rehab) weapon of elite European ski racers, who have been using similar systems for years.

“I liken it to a driving range for golfers,” says Alpine’s John Peters.

“It’s exact sport-specific fitness training.” Alpine’s fees include an instructor and all equipment. Skis and boards are modified to work with the Maxxtracks indoor ski slope, but you can bring your own boots and helmet to keep the sweat you’ll be working up all to yourself. Visit

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