Wednesday, July 22, 2009

With new snow-and-shopping venue, the Alps are coming to Grapevine

Grapevine is getting another tourist attraction, city officials announced this afternoon.
The city and Snow Sport Entertainment Ltd., with its European business partners, is developing Texas Alps, 250,000 square feet of leisure and retail space.
Texas Alps will be the first phase of World Villages of Grapevine.
It will include:
-- An indoor ski slope made with real snow. It will be nearly 600 feet long and 328 feet wide, suitable for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and beginners' snow play.
-- An indoor ice climbing wall and luge track
-- Retail space
-- Food and beverage outlets.
Texas Alps will be adjacent to Grapevine Mills mall. The $70 million project is to be completed within 24 to 26 months after groundbreaking.

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