Who says you need snow to shred a hill?
At Texas Ski Ranch, best known for its system of moving cables that pull wakeboarders around a man-made lake, wannabe snowboarders zip down a slope swathed in blue artificial turf and launch themselves off bumps that have never been frozen.
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If you go
The snowboard park at Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 Interstate 35 North, is open Wednesday through Sunday. Private snowboard lessons are $50; group lessons are $50 for first rider, $30 for each additional rider; one-hour snowboarding pass is $15. Boot, board and helmet rental, $18. A one-hour pass for the tubing hill costs $10, plus $5 for each additional hour. For more information, go to www.TSRsnow.com or call 830-627-2843.