Enterprise
PJ ski centre taps into growing interest
Najihah S | 08 Dec 2017 00:30
First Traxx charges RM159 per person for an hour’s training. There are also group packages
Jetting to a ski getaway at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in France or Hokkaido in Japan is a dream for many. But as fun as it looks, the process of skiing is complex as it requires athletic skills.

Fortunately, there is a training arena for skiing and snowboarding for those eager to pick up the skills. The arena is not only useful  as a practice ground for those who will be skiing on snow-capped mountains for the first time, it also allows anyone who is interested in the sport to try it without breaking the bank.

First Traxx Sdn Bhd developed the country’s first indoor ski and snowboarding training facility, which opened its doors to the public in October. Its founder, Izhan Hassan, who was an avid skier when he was studying abroad, wanted to share his interest with fellow Malaysians.

Located in Petaling Jaya, First Traxx is 7,500 sq ft in size and is equipped with a 10m long artificial slope made of astro turf, which is softer than real snow, to ensure safety.