What is LMSC?
Located atop Liberty University’s serene 5,000-acre mountain, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is the country’s premier point for year-round skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Composed of beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes and a two-story lodge, this high-performance playground is the first of its kind in the U.S.
The concept originated in 2005 when the university began looking at creative ways to utilize its mountain property. The solution was to build an outdoor recreational complex accessible to Liberty and the general public.
Designed by England’s Briton Engineering, the park’s sleek slopes are made with the industry’s most innovative terrain technology — Snowflex. LMSC caters to snow sport enthusiasts of all skill levels, and serves as the ideal training ground in the offseason. A funhouse for freestylers, the facility also features an elevated cornice drop, triple kickers and a colossal quarter pipe.
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What is Snowflex?
Invented by Briton Engineering’s Brian Thomas, Snowflex is a synthetic material designed to simulate the slip and grip effects of snow. The most innovative surface on the market, Snowflex has a misting system that keeps it moist, maximizing speed and edge control. Snowflex retains its shape year-round, so riders can progressively sharpen their technique on its various contours. Unlike previous terrain technologies, Snowflex has multiple layers to cushion skiers and snowboarders if they should fall.
Snowflex possesses these unique qualities: