The saying goes, "Practice makes perfect." It does not go, "Practice plus several months off makes perfect." Look alive, snow bunnies, because a short drive from downtown Toronto is Axis Freestyle Academy. At Canada's first all-in-one, year-round dry slope you can keep practicing your ski and snowboarding moves even when there's no snow outside. The modular, 5,000-square-foot slope allows for four customizable run lines — rent gear or drop in with your own and you'll see how the slope feels exactly like snow. The area also features specialty trampolines and massive foam pits to practice jumps. Individual and group coaching is available, as are camps. Spring, schming.


Axis Freestyle Academy is Canada's first all-in-one, year-round dry ski slope.
Because it's almost as good as the real thing. And come July that'll be all you need.
356 Four Valley Dr., Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z1
Tues.-Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Call 647-898-2926 for more info. Private bookings available Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.