The TSR Snow Park is the newest edition to the Texas Ski Ranch 70-acre action sports complex. With tubing, snowboarding and a terrain park there is truly something for everyone to try. We offer lessons, host awesome birthday parties and most importantly prepare you and your family for your trip to the mountains!
There is always something new to try, that’s one of the joys of snowboarding. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to link your first turns on a mellow learning slope, thread a needle through a tight, powdery glade or start adding some style in the park – progression is always available to you.
This is why TSR is so excited to be come an official Burton Learn to Ride Center. Riglets, Kids, Teens and Adults. We will have you all covered. Head to TSR to learn to snowboard before heading to the slopes, or progress your skills and style!
First time out to the TSR Snow Park? Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider, here are a few tips on what to wear and how to prepare!
What to wear:
Snowboarding? Long socks are the most important item of clothing you can bring. Long breathable pants are preferable if the weather allows and long sleeves or short sleeves are fine. Just prepare for a day in the sun! If things are rainy and overcast wear something water proof and if it is cold bundle up like you if you were heading to the mountains. Tubing? Closed toed shoes are a must! The rest is up to you.
How does this compare to snow?
When snowboarding it is the perfect alternative available to us Central Texans! The hill is covered in an astro turf materials that is stiff enough to use the edges of your board for control.
Is this just for beginners?
Goodness no! Our park is made for riders of all levels. We over Learn to Ride lessons for first timers and a terrain park for more advanced riders. Bring your own board, rent one of ours, the rest is up to you.
Taking a lesson is the best decision you've ever made and by far the best way to begin your snowboarding experience. Instructors at Burton Learn To Ride Centers have seen it all.
Learn basic balance skills and gain comfort on the half pipe, then move up to rolling slopes and banked turns. TSR’s experienced coaches will have you fully prepared to hit the mountain, BEFORE your vacation begins!
Click Here for lesson options and rates. Lessons booked for Spring Break should be done over the phone. Lessons booked after Spring Break can be done online! Call 830.627.2843 for more information.
Click here for info on how to prepare for a day on the slopes.
TSR has an awesome terrain park for more advanced riders to really test their skills. Before you head to the hill check out some pointers from the NSAA and Burton on how to stay safe on the slopes.
The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the "Smart Style" Terrain Park Safety initiative. A cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message.
Smart Style program.
The Smart Style Terrain Park Safety Program has Four Main Messages:
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
Start small and work your way up. (Inverted aerials not recommended).
From the lift line through the park.
Snowboarding Birthday Parties:
Snowboarding in Texas? Yes it is a thing! Celebrate your next birthday with a package unlike any other. The TSR Snow Park is up and running and TSR’s learn to ride program is the perfect way to kick start your snowboarding career! Snowboarding parties at TSR are perfect for riders of all levels and ages. Package includes two hours of snowboarding and tubing, snowboards, boots and helmets for all guests with a private coach for the first hour. Depending on the size of the party and equipment needs, party may be split in half with part of the group tubing first, part of the group snowboarding and everyone switching half way through.
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Tubing Birthday Parties:
Celebrate your birthday by soaring down the slopes of TSR on a Texas-style snow tube! Tubing is open to ages six and up. With a little bit of extra water and soap suds, tubers can dictate their speed. Dare devils and those who are a little more careful will all have a blast! Each party includes 2 hours of unlimited tubing.
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* Participants must wear long socks and closed toed shoes for TSR Snow Park parties!
Want to bring a group out to tube or learn to ride? TSR offers group rates for all activities. We also have awesome catering options from Wahoo's Fish Taco and 70-acres of fun to make any field trip, party, event, team build or group outing loads of fun!
Contact Catie@TexasSkiRanch.com or Carrie@TexasSkiRanch.com for more information.