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January 30, 2008
Boyce Park Ski Area unveils $1M renovations, sets attendance record
On Jan. 26, the Boyce Park Ski Area
unveiled $1 million worth of renovations and upgrades. Approximately
1,700 people used the slopes during Boyce's grand re-opening
weekend, more than during its entire 2005 ski season.
boasts a newly constructed snow tubing area and two new magic carpet
lifts. The magic carpet, a slow-moving conveyor belt that returns
novice snowboarders and skiers
to the top of the mountain, has replaced the slope's two rope. A second
magic carpet lift serves the snow
tubing area. "We've been evaluating the park's snow feature to make it
viable. The newest way to better lift people up these slopes is with
the magic carpet ride, especially for a tube park," says Tom Donatelli,
with Allegheny County. "We have the longest snow tubing park in this
Upgrades to existing chairlifts were completed in order to meet new
state regulations. The project also included the installation of a new pumping station. Northside-based Pashek Associates
designed the attraction's popular snowtubing facilities. Geotechnical advisor is Strip District-based
during the 2006-2007 ski season for renovations, Boyce Park Ski Area
received $550,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, $300,000 from the Regional Asset District and
$200,000 from Allegheny County.
The ski facilities are part of
the 1,096-acre Boyce Park, which is located at 675 Old Frankstown Rd.
in Monroeville and Plum. The attraction offers rental equipment for
and snowboarders, as well as private and group lessons.
Writer: Jennifer Baron
Source: Tom Donatelli, Office of Public Works, Allegheny County