News & Updates


GET READY for some fun out here at the ski ranch on Saturday, February 16th!

Our 15th annual Freeze Ride is once again making a come back to Texas Ski Ranch, accompanied for the second time in a row by our Rugged Ranch Run! Those of you who have been out to Freeze Ride before know just how crazy it can get- some years with snow on the dock and others with sunny, 80 degree weather- no matter what our riders are out here and ready to throw down some sick tricks on the cable. We're extra stoked for the competition this year, and hope to see everyone out here supporting this amazing group of riders!

We have cash prizes for the pro division up to 5th place, and some super rad merch prizes for all amateur/open divisions from our incredible sponsors. This year we are excited to work once again with our partners at Liquid Force, BoardCo, Hooey, Texas Malibu/Malibu Boats/Axis Wake, and we're thrilled to welcome back some of our usual event partners including Pacifico, Sun Bum, Billabong, Globe, Electric and O'Neill. PLUS, we have some awesome new event...


Our first ever multi-activity pass for TSR is finally available! Come enjoy a full day out at TSR with wakeboarding, snowboarding, snow tubing, a three course lunch at Sylver Spoon, and a 10% discount on select BoardCo items- all included in once!

Passes will be validd each WEEKEND, from now until the end of 2018. Available to use on Fridays & Saturdays from 12pm-Dark, and on Sundays from 11am-3pm.

Purchase your pass at the Rental Counter at TSR starting MONDAY, November 26th, and start using on the 30th!


- $55 if you don't need any rentals (wake or snow)

- $65 if you need rentals (all rentals included for just an extra $10!)

-Family Pass (up to 4 people)- $200 without rentals, $220 with rentals

*TSR Tag is NOT included in pricing. Required for all participants. Extra $5/person for anyone who doesn't have theirs already!


- Snowboarding can be substituted with an extra hour of tubing, but not vice versa



Don't miss out on SATURDAY!

Get involved with our wonderful community by participating in our annual Halloween event! This Saturday, October 27th, we will have our fifth annual "Tricks & Treats Fall Festival"- a full afternoon of fun, including live music by Reese Bundick and Skylar Hamilton, trick-or-treating around the TSR property, half price wakeboarding, and more!! Admissions is FREE!

We will have over 15 stops and activities hosted by local businesses and partners around, so dress up as your favorite goblin, princess, or whatever you want to be and join us for an afternoon and evening of safe, Halloween fun! Trick-or-treating will be from 4-7pm. We will also have half-off cable passes and basic rentals for those of you who dress in costume that day!

If you're interested in participating as a sponsor or setting up a booth for your local business, please contact us by emailing, or call TSR at (830) 627-2843. We love booths that have some kind of activity for the kids to...


The hunt starts tonight, 10/5!

It's not too late to hop on a mission with us! This haunting hay ride around our 70-acre property arms you with your own Zombie Repelling Paintball Gun, stocked with Glow-in-the-dark paintballs, and you can fire away at anything zombie related you see! That includes real, live zombies!

Hunts will occur every Friday and Saturday night through the month of OCTOBER, but you MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT! We do still have some spots left tonight, so SIGN UP NOW! Hop on our task force and get ready for the ride of your life- we're counting on you to save TSR!

Visit for more information & to sign up to hunt!


They’re here!! Our new system, powered by WakeSys, uses these RFID wristbands to help keep your customer profile running- wear your “TSR Tag” (wristband) every time you come to TSR, purchase your cable pass online and skip the rental room! One time purchase of $5 and it’s yours to...

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TSR is in danger... and we need your help.. We're starting to see them everywhere. Multiplying in the dark. Emerging up from out of the water, dragging across the sidewalks, sliding up onto the glass doors, trying to claw their way inside… Every night, as soon as the sun goes down, anyone left here is entirely outnumbered by these terrifying creatures. We need you to help us fight them. Please. The zombies are coming. They’re coming for us...


Sign up to help us rid TSR of these undead creatures! Hop on this haunting hay ride around the property, armed with your own Zombie Repelling Paintball Gun, and fire away at anything zombie related you see! Hunts will occur every Friday and Saturday night through the month of OCTOBER, starting at 7:30 each night, but you MUST RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Hop on our task force and get ready for the ride of your life- we're counting on you!



Well our Showdowns have come to an end, and with them our summer season is beginning to wrap up as everyone goes back to school! We want to wish everyone a wonderful fall semester and hope that we continue seeing you out here when you need a homework break!

First and foremost we want to say a huge THANK YOU to each and every person who made the effort to come support our Thursday Night Showdown series. Whether you could only make it for one of the weeks, or if you were able to regularly join us throughout the summer, your support means the world and we would not be here without all of you! The team here at TSR is already excited about an even bigger and better series next summer, so we look forward to seeing you all back around the Ski Ranch!

Congrats to all of our riders who competed, and to those who ended up on the podiums- way to go! Keep pushing yourselves and trying new things- we love seeing that progression! A big thank you to Jacob Coffing for capturing some awesome moments of riding out there during the Final Showdown.

Just a reminder, our cable park...


We can't believe it's already August, but we still have a few weeks before school starts back up, and we hope you'll spend them with us here at TSR! With just two more Showdowns left, don't miss out on your final two opportunities to rack up those points and land yourself a spot in TSR's TOP TEN of 2018!

Ever since the beginning of summer, we have been keeping close track of your podium spots, and with each spot the number of points you've been adding up for yourself. We have some neck-and-neck riders for those top spots! With over 50 riders coming out and riding throughout the summer- whether it was for one showdown or for all of them- we want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has participated!

THIS THURSDAY- our big air kicker comp will kick off the first of the final two- get out there and show off what you've learned during your summer of shredding! Connect the two kickers, too- it doesn't favor anyone because we are judging the best LINE! Time to get creative!! That's THURSDAY 8/9 at 5pm!

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Summer of 2018 is beginning to come to a close, and we are excited to bring to you the perfect way to wrap things up wakeboarding style. That's not, of course, to say that it's your last chance- we are luckily in operation year round! It WILL be your last chance, however, to compete in our one-of-a-kind, all-too-famous Thursday Night Showdowns!!

The 16th of August will be more than just a competition- so those of you who don't ride competitively or who have never tried it before, listen up!! We'll have a few special happenings around the beach for the evening- including T-shirt Tie-Dying, a Live DJ on the main stage, and we'll be kicking off our fall semester of the College Night special! Every Thursday starting the 16th, from 6pm-close, with a college ID you can ride for only $15 INCLUDING basic rentals! For our Final Showdown, the cable will be open to the public as soon as our competition is over (around 8pm) and staying open til 11pm, music entertainment all the while!

Showdown competition for this final Thursday on August 16th will be a Traditional Jam. For those...


Now in its fifth year, #PassTheHandle will continue to inspire first-timers to experience the thrill of towed water sports TOMORROW, Sunday July 22nd- and Texas Ski Ranch is here to help make that happen!

Founded by industry icons Zane Schwenk and Shaun Murray, #PassTheHandle is rooted in their passion for gliding across the water, with the mission of sharing this with others. All of us at TSR highly encourage everyone who can to get involved, even if it’s just teaching a single person to get up on a board or ride on a tube.

We want to make it easy for all of you to get involved with this amazing movement! Sunday July 22nd from 11am-6pm we are running our 2-for-1 special on all of our passes- that means you and a friend can ride for the price of 1 (basic rentals included)! But that's not all! If you chat with our staff tomorrow and book a private lesson with us, we'll throw in a free paddle boarding session on one of our lakes!

Back to back showdowns! Tuesday AND Thursday, this week only!

We're mixing things up a bit this week with our...


A huge thank you to everyone for your patience over the last few weeks as we've worked to get our main cable back up and running. We are so excited to announce that we are up and ready to roll, so grab your gear and head on out here!

Our summer hours will continue through Labor Day, so be sure to check the hours page on our website for details as to when the cable and our other complex departments are open.

THIS WEDNESDAY: Come out to Texas Ski Ranch this Wednesday and celebrate America's independence with us! In honor of the 4th of July, we are offering $4 ALL DAY cable passes (rentals not included)! Our Early Bird and Sundown specials will be in effect as usual, as well, if you only have a few hours!

We would also like to let all active duty military, retired military, and veterans ride for FREE on Wednesday, since it's thanks to them that we get to celebrate this wonderful holiday!


BoardCo here at TSR is also offering some sweet deals on retail all the way through the 4th in their Sale Cave! This 5, 10, 20 sale is something you...


Cable lake has been so lonely these last couple of weeks while we make repairs... SO we want to invite you to stay cool in the Texas heat with us for an “Expression Session!”- play in the water like you want to! Grab your floats, life jackets, SUP boards, and swimsuits- and come join us on the main cable lake!

Available 9am-8pm (11-6 on Sunday) for the next few days, until our main cable is up and running!!

FREE if you bring your own floating things


$5 life jackets for 2 hours (must wear if swimming without float or under 18 years old)

$20 for 2 hours on one of our SUP boards!!

ALL participants must have a TSR waiver on file- check in with our rental staff and enjoy a relaxing day (or full weekend) with us here at Texas Ski Ranch.


The weekend of April 20th brought a brand new event to the wake scene at Texas Ski Ranch, including a unique style of competition and a crowd of collegiate riders from all over the region. Kicking off with Casino Night on Friday the 20th- winners walking away with Liquid Force wakeboards, bindings, and other swag from our sponsors- moving into a Sylver Spoon Crawfish Boil on Saturday, and wrapping up the competition on Sunday, the weekend was packed full!

Check out the event video below!

Over 100 riders of all ages and skill levels traveled to New Braunfels, Texas, to compete in the first annual “Texas Nationals” and Collegiate Classic, including Liquid Force rider Tanar Pigrenet, Oklahoma natives Brady Patry and Conrad McIntosh, and of course the legend- the king of the cable himself- defending his title at his home park, new dad Tom Fooshee.

The weekend’s pro level competition for both boat and cable had a prize purse of $10,000 at stake, bringing with it some hot and heavy riding with a few new twists to the comp format itself. Rather than traditional and...



For just over fifteen years, Texas Ski Ranch hosted the legendary Cablestock each May, with music, drinks, and wakeboarding galore. 2018, however, is bringing with it new beginnings- including new events! TSR is thrilled to partner up with the Texas State Wake team to bring a wakeboarding event unlike any other to New Braunfels, Texas. The weekend of April 20th will definitely be one for the books- so be sure to get out here! This will be the fourth year in a row for this group of college athletes to host their Collegiate Classic, but this year will include the twist of adding professional level athletes and the opportunity for local amateur level riders to participate in the first annual Texas Nationals- Presented by Pacifico!

The weekend will include something for everyone- kicking off on Thursday night, April 19th, with a hip-hop concert on the beach, presented by several local San Marcos artists and hosted by Sylver Spoon.

Friday, April 20th we'll be hosting a Casino...


What’s up TSR family! The weather is finally warming up and we could not be happier about that- Spring Break is just around the corner and before you know it SUMMER will be here! The two events we held out here at the Ski Ranch on Saturday 17th were a great way to kick off 2018, and we are excited to share this recap video with you that highlights some of the fun we had out here that day!

The day kicked off bright and early with the Rugged Ranch Run- competitive runners and participants alike came out and braved this obstacle course we put together with over 20 different challenges throughout the route. Part of our proceeds from this event will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as will the proceeds from the Silent Auction that was hosted on-site and online by Give Back Auctions out of San Antonio, Texas! We had just over 300 runners throughout the morning, and we are so excited to hold another similar event. Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered, organized and worked to make it happen!

Before we...


TOMORROW out here at Texas Ski Ranch is going to be absolutely INSANE and we are absolutely quivering with excitement for everything to kick off. With two huge events both happening on the same day, with some overlap in the morning, we could not have packed the day any more full with both running AND riding!

The day will kick off bright and early at 8am with our competitive wave of Rugged Ranch Runners- who will be challenging themselves to our 20+ obstacle course. The 5k spreads across our entire 70 acres- getting back into the thick of the grounds on TSR! After the first wave of runners we open up all of our participation waves, so everyone has a chance to put their limits to the test! Part of the proceeds from the day will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, including the proceeds from our silent auction! TSR is working with Give Back Auctions out of San Antonio to put together an auction with over 80 items that will line our boat show room for your viewing and bidding! Don't worry, though, even if you (for some reason!) can't get out here tomorrow- we also...


First and foremost, a big Thank You to everyone who came out to Surf the Season this last Saturday, and a special thanks to everyone who competed! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! Special shout out and huge thank you to Texas Malibu for making it possible!

We would also love to invite everyone out the the grand opening of our new restaurant partner- Sylver Spoon! On New Year's Eve they will be hosting a grand opening party- complete with music, champagne, and fireworks! It's by reservation ONLY, so be sure to reserve your spot while you can! Click here for more information and/or to reserve.

We have been getting many questions about the status of our TSR Snow Park- we are SO close! Just a few finishing touches and we will be ready for you. As soon as we're able to open we'll send out an update- so keep an eye here on the website and on our Social Media pages, as well!

Lastly, just a quick reminder about our upcoming hours for the holiday season. This Saturday, 12/9, the complex will be closing at 6pm...


Hey Everyone! We have some updates: For the event this weekend- we want to help LLS as much as possible, and want it to be the biggest and best fundraiser possible, SO, with that being said..

We ARE still running on Saturday- but it will be for FREE! This is going to act as a bit of a “test run” event for us- we are inviting anyone and everyone who would like to run the course to just test it out and see how we can improve it and what we might need to fix before we host this event to it's largest potential- it has been moved to Feb 17th, 2018.

We apologize for the confusion with this- we want as many participants as possible this Saturday and want to provide the best experience possible for everyone who attends, as well as be sure we help LLS as much as possible. We hope everyone is still excited about it and please help us share the new date!


Our team at Texas Ski Ranch is excited to bring to the scene a new type of event, and we are hoping you will join us in an effort to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by participating in our first annual Rugged Ranch Run! A 3k that will put your limits to the test- with 20 obstacles and challenges of all shapes and sizes- grab some friends and head out here to TSR. We are hoping to help raise awareness and support for the LLS mission of helping to find the cures for blood cancers, making the lives of their patients and families better. We want to help, but we can't do it without you!

There are plenty of options to sign up- whether you'd like to compete for one of the grand prizes in the competitive group of runners, or if you're hoping to bring a team of people to support someone you know, we have the perfect package for you. Sign up today to take advantage of our Early Bird Discounts!! (Discounts expire 11/10/17).

To register yourself or a team, click/download the sign-up document, fill out and bring with you to TSR. We are also...


October has been- and continues to be- a very busy month here at the Ski Ranch! Between the transition of our restaurant, getting ready for our upcoming events, and continuous fun every day, things just don’t seem to slow down around here- and that’s a good thing! There are a few updates we would like to share with everyone out there who might be wondering what’s going on around here.

Wahoo’s was a wonderful addition to have here at TSR, but we are SO incredibly excited about the changes, additions and new faces. We are thrilled to welcome Sylver, Madison, Tori and the rest of their staff as they bring to life their piece to the puzzle- Sylver Spoon- in the midst of our complex. While it is certainly something relatively out of our “norm”, we are motivated and determined to make it a success, and know that it has great potential. The grand opening for Sylver Spoon will be hosted at TSR on New Year’s Eve, so keep an eye on our event pages so you can get all of the details to ring in 2018 with us! Evening hours will bring Chef-prepared cuisine, nightly tasting menus, a...


TSR has been the home of our Wahoo's Fish Taco for some time now, and we have loved everything it has brought to us. We are very excited to announce, however, that there is some change in this fall air, and we are bringing something brand new to you very soon! Stay tuned for details!


Fall is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be slowing down here at TSR! We are so excited for some awesome upcoming events to welcome in the new season!! Come out for Sundown Getdowns and enjoy $5 wakeboarding and specials on food and drink, starting Thursday September 14th. Every Thursday 6-10pm until October 26th!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be hosting our fourth annual "Tricks & Treats Fall Festival” October 28th! A full day of fun, including hay rides, free skate lessons, face painting, trick-or-treating around TSR, and so much more!! We will have over 25 stops and activities hosted by local businesses, so dress up as your favorite goblin, princess, or whatever you want to be and join us for an afternoon and evening of safe, Halloween fun! We will also have half-off cable passes and basic rentals for those of you who dress in costume that day!

We’re also super excited for our first annual Rugged Ranch Run!! A 3k on Saturday, November 18th 7:00am-11:00am, that will put your limits to the test- with obstacles and challenges of all shapes and sizes-...


Our Beach Benefit party this past Thursday afternoon/evening was a wonderful success, and we would like to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and participated, especially to those who made donations of any kind. There were so many people affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it is a true blessing to be part of such an amazing community who has come together to help in such a way.

If you were unable to make it out here this past Thursday and want to help, we have some great news! We are continuing to accept donations of all kinds throughout the month of September! There are several ways you can help, and get great wakeboarding deals at the same time.

Option #1: Bring three of the following items to donate, and get a $25 2-Hour cable pass WITH your basic rental package!

Cases of bottled water

Socks (must be new and in package)


Toiletries & Hygiene Care

Baby Food

New (Packaged) or “like-new” Clothing (must be CLEAN and 100% in-tact)

Toilet paper

Option #2: Make a cash donation- through our venmo...



Devastation has blown- literally- across our entire beloved state, and we are in nothing but shock. A few of you have seen and/or asked about the damage that our Wahoo's bar has suffered- rest assured it is nothing we can't turn around and make even better than it was before! And the great news is, our restaurant and bar will both be up and running as of tomorrow, the bar has just migrated slightly to downstairs & outside! At the end of the day, we were very fortunate. Not only could the damage have been so much worse, but we are very blessed to only have property suffer, rather than the family members that make TSR what it is. Thank you to everyone for your kind words of encouragement and your prayers- they are more than appreciated.

Hurricane Harvey has taken an unfortuneate toll on not only our incredible state, but the amazing people who live in it. Our TSR family lives for the community we are so blessed to be part of, and have come to the conclusion that our once "Beach Blowout" is going to become our Beach BENEFIT party- with cash and items...


Pass the Handle 2017 is here!

One of the best worldwide initiatives is rolling back around and is happening on SUNDAY, JULY 23rd out here at TSR and around the world! Four years ago, longtime towed water sports industry leader and #PassTheHandle co-founder, Zane Schwenk, conceptualized the idea with Shaun Murray to share their passion with first-timers on a larger scale. Since then, the initiative has grown significantly through word of mouth, social media and participation.

“The movement to spread the love of towed water sports has continued to grow and bring more happy faces to the water... Our industry, including dealers and the passionate people that love to share the sport have been amazing in their efforts to support #PassTheHandle. It’s like nothing I have ever seen before."

-Zane Schwenk

Pass the Handle is incredibly important to us here at TSR, as it is a day completely 100% dedicated to sharing our passion of wakeboarding and other towed water sports with anyone and EVERYONE. We want to #passthehandle to as many people as possible this Sunday,...