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Toronto is getting an indoor ski and snowboard hill

Toronto may have shortcomings when it comes to skiing and snowboarding options, but we've still got our fair share of hills. Now, we'll get one more thanks to Axis Freestyle Academy, an indoor training facility for both skiers and snowboarders.

The 20,000 square-foot facility will be located near the Vaughan Mills shopping centre and will include a dry slope with modular features, including ramps and rails.

Co-founder Simon Chang tells me this makes it suitable for both newbies and experts. "We can remove all features from the slope to allow for beginners to learn the absolute basics of riding before facing the elements on the hills," he says via email.

Along with the dry slope, Axis will feature a 4,000 square-foot trampoline area, which will naturally include foam pits.

Axis will serve as a training facility for ski and snowboard enthusiasts looking to up their game during the off season. It'll also offer lessons for athletes at all skill levels as well as open gym sessions.

If you're not familiar with the concept of indoor skiing, check out the video below.

The space is about 50 percent complete. Chang hopes he and his team will be ready to open late June.

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