Ski Fort Worth?

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A development group is pitching plans for a theme park that would give people a chance to snow ski and ice skate in Fort Worth during the summer.

Developers of the Coolzone Winterplex park shared their vision for the 696 (m) million dollar project yesterday as they sought backing from investors.

Charlie Aaron of the Bearfire Group, the project's developer, says the park will offer an alternative to typical roller coaster theme parks.

Skiers and snowboarders would slide down a 25-story outdoor mountain on a slippery carpeted surface called Snowflex, which imitates the properties of snow.

The 150-acre park would also feature ice skating and luge rides on a synthetic surface that requires no refrigeration.

Mist-blowing fans would cool the area by about 20 degrees.

Backers say they'll be ready to break ground when the financing is in place.