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AlexFogo85Has anyone been yet this summer? If so, what is it like?
.bo.I haven't been but I drove by the other day, they had the airbag up and I'm pretty sure the long flat box and the black tube were both set up as well. I think its pretty much the same set up as they have had the past few years, I'm just hoping they don't put in the double pvc tubes like the last 2 years.
kbrandodid they change to snowflex for the setup or are they still using mSnow?
AlexFogo85I heard rumors that they were changing to snowflex but online it still looks like they are using mSnow and I can't imagine they would change that midseason.
Titus69How much is it and when are they open? I wanna ski.
Jake_Lawhat the setup like?
w_skierif there's gonna be a lot of people I'll probably go tomorrow, around what time will everyone be there?
captain_whaleThe double tube feature is there because the owners son is a snowboarder and won't let them take it out, that's what a staff member told me anyways
maxstrIs this place worth a 2 hour drive? Thinking about going just don't know if it's worth it...
AlexFogo85Just checked ski ward's website, doesn't look like they're bringing back summer skiing this year. Thoughts?
supercooladin"We will not have the summer park this year, we may setup the big air bag. We are still working out the details."
swordsandpensI'm confused though I can't find them saying this anywhere, even on their facebook they are replying to comments advertising a park for this summer
AlexFogo85Not sure where you saw these comments, the most recent comment from them saying they would have a park was in March. Just a few days ago I messaged them after noticing that they were not advertising summer skiing on their website and they responded by saying, "We do not plan to set up the summer park this year, but we may have the big air bag setup. We are still working out the details."
Personally, I always thought the rail park was the best part of summer at ski ward and the bag was just some extra fun, they seem to think otherwise. I'm also not sure what the drawback is considering the only real work required to make the rail park happen is setting it up/taking it down and turning on the sprinklers. I know with tubing that the magic carpet is already running and they are already paying an employee to be there, so unless their insurance is screwing them I don't see a reason to pull the rail park.
supercooladinThey probably put close to zero thought into the skiing because tubing is where they make all their money. They have weekly birthday parties which =cash while a few skiers paying 10-20$ means nothing to them. The rail park received barely any maintenance(they never changed the setup, the two pvcs, and m-snow coming up in a lot of spots). Whoever is in charge isn't running the skiing part in a way any of us would want it because they don't see the potential for profit. So doesn't really surprise me that they are discontinuing it. Although not sure why they would potentially keep part of it , when it doesn't take much more effort to keep the rails up. Whoever is up top just doesn't care which sucks.
lelandsdadSpoke to Ski Ward today and they're going to have the airbag up most likely starting this weekend!
AlexFogo85Really don't see why they would put up just the airbag, I think more people are willing to make the trip there if the rails are set up too. I talked to a quite a few people who even said that if ski ward allowed it they would come help set up the rails.
w_skieridk if they'll go back to the way it was this year cause they already used the park msnow for a third tubing lane. It'd be cool if they just put a few up horizontally at the bottom like whalebacks old setup (see pic), taking full laps on the carpet took a while and just hiking the features was easier.