SKIGYM Ski Simulator

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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16 thoughts on “SKIGYM Ski Simulator”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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