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SKIGYM Ski Simulator

SKIGYM Ski Simulator (Images courtesy Pro-Idee)
By Andrew Liszewski

The Wii Fit balance board provides a surprisingly fun ski experience in the comfort of your living room, but it’s got nothing on this SKIGYM simulator available from Pro-Idee. It was developed in Germany with ski instructors, sport scientists and even physical therapists to provide an accurate recreation of the motions used while skiing, and even appears to include a set of ski poles that somehow interface with the simulator.

The included software, Alpine Ski Racing 2007, is PC-only, so you’ll need to use a laptop or computer instead of a gaming console, but it comes complete with 32 different courses from 18 real life venues including Beaver Lake, Lake Louise and Chamonix. You also have your choice of 6 different disciplines including super G and slaloms, and the ability to adjust the difficulty level from junior to amateur to professional as you get better and better. At about $2,280 it’s considerably more expensive than Wii Fit, but I’d feel more comfortable tackling the real thing after practicing with this, than Nintendo’s offering.

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    It is amazing what kind of game stuff these folks come up with. I already accepted the fact that I may not be able to experience skiing in my life. But then again, I might have spoken too soon. Looks like it is still possible even in a virtual scenario type like this one. However, that is still quite an expensive gizmo.

  • http://www.garyviray.com Busby SEO Test

    It is amazing what kind of game stuff these folks come up with. I already accepted the fact that I may not be able to experience skiing in my life. But then again, I might have spoken too soon. Looks like it is still possible even in a virtual scenario type like this one. However, that is still quite an expensive gizmo.

  • HAL_9000

    It looks really cool but for that price I think the Wii game is close as I'll ever get.

  • HAL_9000

    It looks really cool but for that price I think the Wii game is close as I'll ever get.

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    2300 $ for a realistic ski simulator is not much and you won't break your legs on it. i wonder how helpful it is to learn skiing though.

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    Oh really exciting, I want test it now

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    Oh really exciting, I want test it now

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    2300 is not much for a ski simulator if you think how much it would have cost a few years ago. but i will stick to real skiing I think.

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    nice post. thank you!

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    Very cool! you can enjoy and feel the pleasure of skiing in your home by the means of those gadget.

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    awesome, I want to have it on my home, wii really keeps on making new and innovative things.!!

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    Looks cool, and could also make a good exercise device. However, for a hefty price of $2,280, I'd rather get out there and shed the slopes. After all, nothing beats the real thing. :)

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    This is great and it would give a lot of us skiing experiences which we may miss otherwise in our lives. Simulation gaming is spreading far and fast and I believe that this is just a sample of the great things to come.Nice post indeed.

  • http://www.glow-sticks.org/Sun-Jar.html Sun Jar

    This is great and it would give a lot of us skiing experiences which we may miss otherwise in our lives. Simulation gaming is spreading far and fast and I believe that this is just a sample of the great things to come.Nice post indeed.

  • Kevin Spence

    Where can I buy this? I have looked everywhere online and I can not find it for sale