I agree 100%. Plus it something that can be used year round. $3600 is nothing over the course of a few years. Skiing and snowboarding is expensive. Summer ski camp, plane tickets, lift tickets, equipment...ect, is all very expensive. Why skimp out on your backyard setup if you want to progress? I always see threads about the cheapest surface, plastic snow fencing, astro turf. My opinion purchase good quality materials for your setup, and it will last you many many years.