With just a couple of weeks left of the holidays, why not try something different. You'll then also have something new to share with your friends when you get back to school. If you have never tried grass skiing, snowboarding or hang gliding, now is your chance. Organisers at Cyberport have created a special summer entertainment package at The Arcade, with these sporting activities - rare in Hong Kong - available in fun, safe, simulated conditions. You can gain new skills, test your nerve and generally have a great time indulging in these 'mini-sports'. The grass skiing is done on a specially prepared 4,000-square-foot spread of artificial grass. The field slopes slightly, at an angle of 10 degrees, and the running track underneath the artificial lawn is padded with soft mats. A qualified coach is on hand to teach you the basics of grass skiing, starting with correct posture. The equipment includes skis, ski boots and poles, a helmet and protection pads for knees and elbows. All equipment is provided. Cyberport marketing manager Winnie Wong says newcomers can learn how to grass ski in under five minutes, depending on their flair and enthusiasm. The sport originated in Europe as a way for people to practise basic skiing techniques before doing the real thing - skiing on snow. Hang gliding takes a bit of nerve. It might look easy from below, but when you are at the top of the 12-metre tower and about to take off, it can turn into a dizzy challenge. The hang-gliding structure at Cyberport includes a 12-metre high platform, a 30-metre cable, a 40-metre track and an 2.5-metre wide glider. Staff will help you into the harness. Once you are all strapped and ready to go, you sit on the ledge and wait. The staff will release the lock and you can start your downward glide, while holding onto the hang glider. In the first few seconds after taking off, as you surrender to gravity, you may feel as if you are falling. But you are totally safe. The snowboarding is done on an Alpine Racer machine. The 6 metre x 6 metre structure provides continuous movement, while you try to keep your balance standing on a snow board. The whole area is padded with air bags, and experienced, helpful staff are at your side all the way. Everything has been done to ensure maximum safety and comfort for visitors to The Arcade. If the summer heat gets to you, you can cool off in a tent set up for the purpose. Free paper fans are available, and there is a cooling machine to provide a pleasant breeze. A refreshments counter sells drinks and iced smoothies. Anyone over 120cm tall can take part in the activities. Eight-year-old visitor Althea Ho Ming-yin said she had a great time with all three mini-sports. 'The grass skiing was not too difficult, and I tried the hang gliding three times,' Althea said. 'Of the three, I enjoyed snowboarding the most.' The grass skiing, hang gliding and snowboarding facilities will be available at the Cyberport Arcade until August 26, 11am to 7pm daily. A ticket for each round costs HK$30. There is also a special 'buy-2-get-1-free' offer. For more information, call 3166 3111.The three activities are part of the Cyberport Mini-Sports Bonanza. Different sports and games will be presented monthly over a period of about six months.