New adventure park revives the tradition of a neighborhood hill
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — There was a time not so long ago when many a small town in the Rocky Mountains had its own neighborhood hill, served by a ropetow, with a lodge at the bottom serving hot chocolate and homemade Rice Krispies Treats. Many of those small ski areas went out of business during the era of corporate conglomeration, but the tradition is about to be revived in a post-modern version in Frisco, with the upcoming opening of the town’s new adventure park.
Instead of a ropetow, a conveyor belt will transport visitors to the top of the mellow slope, and instead of Flexible Flyers, the downhill action will be on a manicured tubing hill, and on a series jumps, rails and fun boxes similar to what you might find at one of the local resorts, on a somewhat smaller scale. The terrain park is designed for beginners to intermediates, according to the adventure park website. Continue reading “Frisco to open tubing hill, terrain park in early December”