This artificial ski slope is a unique attraction that has opened recently at the foot of Mouht Gilboa. It is part of a $20 million project which includes shops, restaurants, mountain bike trails, mini jeep trips and more ...
The ski slopes are situated 550m above sea level with great views over the patchwork of fields in the Jezreel Valley below.
The main slope is 230m long and made of some sort of material that looks like an enormous white carpet which is constantly sprayed with water to make it slippery. The water also helps to keep you cool on hot days, but it's a good idea to bring a change of clothes for afterwards!
There's also a shorter beginners slope for those new to the sport.
Generally you consider yourself lucky if there's a week or two of skiing in Israel. But now you have the opportunity to ski all year round.
While skiing on an artificial slope isn't exactly like the real thing. However if you're planning a winter holiday at a ski resort abroad, it's a great idea to come and practice here to polish your skiing skills before you go.
While not one of the less expensive adventures, it makes a fun day out for the family and groups.
Generally, children are able to ski from the age of 5 and snowboard from the age of 12.
Ski or snowboard rental is about 140 shekels for two hours weekdays and 160 shekels at weekends. Prices include boots and helmet.
For an extra 50 shekels you can get basic instruction if this is your first time.
There's a separate area for sleds which you can rent for 30 shekels an hour. (All prices were correct at the time of posting, but a good idea to check if you're on a budget.)
And if skiing or snowboarding aren't for you, you can hire a mountain bike or a mini jeep and enjoy the countryside and views from the Gilboa mountains along marked trails.
Also offering services for groups, celebrations and events of all kinds; you can combine other activities including horse-riding and laser gun war games - suitable for children, teens and adults.
Aesthetically pleasing and very clean, the buildings all have a stone exteriors integrating nicely with the terrain.
There are shops and places to eat, including Kimel -
a popular restaurant in Tel Aviv - a burger bar, an Italian ice-cream shop and a coffee shop called Adam's which, by the way, serves a very nice breakfast!
The site is open every day except Sundays and it is recommended that you book in advance for the weekends.
To confirm times or make a reservation, phone: 073-251-0000.