Its different this year. With massive amounts of snow in the NW they are talking about extending to JULY to be a cheap alternative to Timberline. If you have seen footage of the ropetow park this season you would surely know the setup is much cooler than "a couple of flat boxes." Skibowl is also offering one of the only park setup rope tows on the west coast. Ropetows= 20 x more laps than chairlifts. Skibowl needs support however to assure they will get business. Please go to there facebook page and like this post ( http://www.facebook.com/SkibowlTerrainParks ). Please dont be another negative nancy and support a locally owned company that makes it happen even when Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows provide stiff competition! Ive also attached a video of the rope tow park from this spring. linky anyone?