Year-Round Snow Sports Center
With P3 Advisors, LLC (P3) as Master Developer, the Town of Castle Rock will be well positioned to create a unique sense of place for the Philip S. Miller public/private partnership development project. The Philip S. Miller public/private partnership development and Castle Rock Year-Round Snow Sports Center will serve as sustainable economic drivers for the local community, increase the Town’s tax base, and provide a legacy of smart planning that will serve the needs of the community for generations to come.
The artificial ski surface product being implemented at Castle Rock Year-Round Snow Sports Center is Snowflex®, a product of Briton Engineering. Snowflex® is made with a premium, engineered polymer and provides the users with a skiing experience similar to snow by misting the polymer surface with water. This system has been used in several climates in the United States and Europe and can be tailored to Colorado’s unique climate range of bright, sunny days as well as windy, cold days.
Planned key features of Castle Rock
Year-Round Snow Sports Center:
- 107,000 square foot Snowflex® skiing surface, including:
- Cornice drop off at the top of the slope
- 3 jumps: big air, medium jump and table top
- Mogul/bump field
- Intermediate areas: blue/green/red/black runs
- Bunny slope
- Tubing run
- Counter slope
- Depending on land constraints: half/quarter pipe, hip and spine, and/or rail park depending
- Downhill mountain bike course
- 15,000 - 25,000 square foot lodge incorporating a restaurant / bar
- 200 - 250 dedicated parking stalls with overflow parking being absorbed by the park
Imagine the ability to use your skis in August, just minutes from downtown or being able to teach your children how to ski before the start of the ski season. This is something even the residents of Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, and other well-known Colorado ski resorts can currently only dream of. This could be a reality in Castle Rock.
There are currently no artificial snow parks within the State of Colorado that are similar to the proposed slope at Philip S. Miller Park. This would satisfy the desire to create a “regional draw park”. It is conceivable for the residents of Castle Rock, particularly the youth and young adults, to visit the facility several times per week. The feature is also unique enough that residents along the entire Front Range could visit throughout the year.