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Nov 13, 2013 / alpMedia
… the new silver bullet aimed at reviving the ailing winter tourism sector comes in the form of so-called "Downhill Bubbles".
Made of aluminium and reminiscent of an accordion in shape, these are intended as a covering for ski pistes: they can be opened during natural snowfall while remaining closed in bad weather, meaning that all forms of snow can be preserved. Skiing fun is guaranteed by music and light projections, while the structure boasts a designer aesthetic. But that's not all: in summer, the Downhill Bubbles will also provide a "revolutionary offer" for ski areas, according to a media release, because these special ski halls do not depend on natural snow conditions. Inventor Günther Aloys is convinced that skiers will be happy with the idea: "I do not think that winter visitors would prefer to sit in their hotels or guest houses and look out on grey, brown, drab and snow-free slopes".