Hey Campers! You will be some of the first to try out the new Snowboard Park this summer! Texas Ski Ranch (TSR) is excited to announce the newest addition to the 70-acre beachside action sports paradise, a Snowboard Learn to Ride Facility. TSR and Burton Snowboards have joined forces to offer the ultimate snowboarding experience to Central Texans, without snow!
Tuesday, February 12th, join TSR and the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce for the official ground breaking ceremony of Central Texas’ first and only artificial snow hill. TSR will feature Burton learn to ride clinics and private lessons, a terrain park for those looking to progress their skills and a tubing hill perfect for birthday parties or an afternoon of fun.
Snow hill features are specifically designed to teach those who have never set foot on a snowboard before. Beginners will be able to come out and learn to ride before they head to the mountains. All that is learned on the hill will lead to a seamless transition on snow. No more spending the first day of vacation tumbling down the mountain, simply learn before you go!
Here in New Braunfels, snow is just about as rare as a pig in flight. Which is why TSR has turned to Grass Worx for a specially designed SnowSport AstroTurf. The surface materials’ unique combination of pile and ‘springy’ performance has earned an enviable reputation for combining the high quality gliding and edging characteristics best suited to all skiing and snowboarding disciplines.
To ensure the best learning experience, TSR adopted Burton’s official Learn to Ride Program, which focuses on teaching small groups in an environment best suited for the task at hand . . . learning to ride! Whether it’s learning to stand and turn, or progressing to jumps and rails, instructors break it down one step at a time, and focus on individual learning styles for the best personalized experience.
One of the most exciting features in the works is a Riglet Park, a snowboard arena designed specifically for three to six year olds. It is never too early to learn to ride. TSR not only has the training and experience in working with adults and kids of all ages, they have boards, boots and bindings that provide the best start for everyone.
The TSR Snow Hill is expected to be up, running and open to the public for Summer 2013. Learn to ride clinics and the tubing hill will be open for all to experience. Best of all, snowboarding will now be integrated into the after school outdoor recreation program as well as day and overnight summer camps at TSR!
Make this Spring Break the best one yet with DAY CAMP at TSR! Whether you are just looking for a week of fun, or wanting to hone in on your wakeboarding skills, we will make SB2013 the best one yet! Campers will wakeboard, rock climb, skateboard, stand up paddle board, mountain bike and more!
Camp will run March 11th – March 15th (Monday – Friday) from 12:00pm-6:00pm.
Ages 5 to 15 and all levels welcome!
Gearing up for Spring Break and Summer Camps at TSR. We are so excited!!! Stay tuned for the latest info on CAMP TSR 2013!
We are mixing things up a bit with day camp this year. Camp TSR is changing day camps from a full day of camp to half days! Simply call TSR or register online for specific day camp dates.
Day Camp Hours:
Half Day 8:30 – 12:30pm, $225 per week
We are very excited to announce the official camp dates for Summer 2013!
When you register please select first and second choice sessions, they fill quickly!
Overnight Camp runs Sunday through Friday of each week. Day camp is Monday through Friday. Day campers can choose half or full days.
Session One Overnight Camp, June 2 – June 7
Session Two Overnight Camp, June 9 – June 14
Session Three Overnight Camp, June 16 – 21
Session Four Overnight Camp, June 23 – 28
Session Five Overnight Camp, July 7 – 12
Session Seven Overnight Camp, July 21 – 26
Session Eight Overnight Camp, July 28 – August 2
Session Nine Overnight Camp, August 4 – 9
Register online today!
What better way to celebrate the first day of the year then riding at TSR! Come out and join us for our third annual Polar Bear Ride! Free cocoa, wakeboarding, cider and black-eyed peas. Wet suits are only $7 to rent and make ride time totally bearable! Cable will be open Jan. 1st from 12pm-Dark!
JUMP ALL NIGHT! $49.95 Per Kid. $10 Cibling Discount
Drop off at 6:00pm Pick up at 6:00AM
8:00PM Dodgeball Tourney
11:00PM Newcomb Tourney
11:30PM Smores & Sparklers
12:00AM Sparkling Juice & Celebrate
Week 8 has kicked off with a bang! Not only is the Olympic spirit thriving here at TSR but kids are improving as we speak! Brien’s group saw lots of improvement and pushed everyone else to try harder. Rigel started the week off really strong with an awesome day! He made it all the way across the little bro and was climbing up and down the rock wall for about an hour, that takes a lot of stamina! Andrew impressed everybody at spring loaded, he could do more flips then anyone else there! He continued to impress everyone at all of the other activities we did today too! Walker is loving every minute of riding, he hit every obstacle that we have on our cable and almost landed everyone! by the end of the week Walker definitely be landing everyone. This is Tanner’s second week of camp and is so happy to be back and you can tell that in his riding. He tried the kicker and the iceberg and almost landed both of them! Christian rocked the big cable, going around ten times! He will hopefully be hitting obstacles soon and learning some cool tricks! Reese was so excited to ride! and everyone was so excited for him when he made it around the big cable for his first time! Reese also was having so much fun when we were playing dodgeball in spring loaded, and was getting a lot of people out! He has quite an arm, and I can imagine that we will do well at our camp dodgeball tournament! Gabe was jumping around all over the place at Spring Loaded and was loving it, he was also flipping over people sitting on the matts!
Elizabeth’s group was all smiles as we can see.
Carson is super pumped to try the big cable! She was working on her turns at the little bro and 2.0 to make sure she was ready for it. Carson can also ride a skateboard without any help! Cole is a super determined athlete, he was ready to hit anything and everything! He OWNED the fun box, and is now working on landing the transfer box, he is so close to getting it! Alex was working really hard at the little bro today! He even tried to get on the big cable, but decided he needed to work on his turns a little more so that he can really rock the big cable. Jacob is a beast on a wakeboard! He rides with one of his arms hurt and can slide off the dock! It was really impressive! Landry got up on the little bro! He also loved to skateboard and was really showing off his moves. Landry also played hardcore in dodgeball, and he will do really well when play our camp dodgeball tournament!
Noah has already learned a new trick behind the boat,a front side grab! He is also practicing a scarecrow on the cable! He has already been improving in his wake boarding skills! Ali has been practicing her outside air tricks on the cable, today she tried a railey!! Anna M. has been trying her 360 off the kicker and almost has it down! She also has been practicing her throws in spring loaded so she can try and when our camp dodgeball tournament! Carlos learned how to wakeboard on the cable and behind the boat, AND, has already hit the fun box! Anna B. surfed behind the boat.! On the cable she was surfing and learned a body barrel! She’s is also teaching the rest of the group how to surf. Isaac broke one of his brackets on his braces, so he got to spend most of his day at the orthodontist, but once he got back he was jumping around at spring loaded and practicing for the dodgeball tournament.
Kayllie’s group brought all the energy today! Londyn got up on the lil bro on a wakeboard and wakeskate! She also dominated our volleyball game at spring loaded! Peanut (Ashlyn P.) got all the way down on the lil bro on a wakeboard! She also loved paddle boarding on the boat lake! Charleyne got up on the lil bro! She also learned a front flip in spring loaded and loves to skateboard! Ashlyn B. got up on the lil bro right away! She also tried the big cable a few times and will hopefully get up and around tomorrow!
David’s group definitely showed all the campers what it means to shred. Dalton hit the flat rail, the fun box, the transfer box, the iceberg, and both kickers! He landed a 180 off of the kicker and hit 100% of the flat rail! Blake Berryman was tearing it up on the big cable, he landed a couple of raleys and a ton of back flips off of the spy kicker! Blake Barbre landed a tail grabe off of the wahoo’s kicker today, and he also got a 360 off of the fun box and started hitting the flat rail! Bret got off the dock by himself! he was making it all the way around and was doing tons of ollies on his way, he also landed a 180 off the fun box! he is rocking it!
This is a big week at TSR, because it marks the final showdown of the season, the last chance for riders to qualify for the National Points Championship! This week we have had several campers determined to train and hone their skills to show off tonight in the local competition! Campers who don’t choose to compete will be on the beaches cheering their friends on! Parents your welcome to join us at 5pm, and if you can’t make it, DON’T WORRY you will see your camper ride in the exhibition tomorrow at noon!
On to the report:
Erika’s crew is taking to the structures at TSR! The entire group can make it all the way around the cable and are determined to conquer the ramps and rails laid out around the main cable! Baillie has gained control of his edges and has his eyes set on the fun box, we think he will nail it by the end of the week! He also has taken to surfing behind the boat and flips in Spring Loaded. Harry finally got up surfing behind the boat. On the cable he hit the transfer box a few times and is thinking about hitting the kickers! Danielle is showing the boys how its done! She hit the transfer box AND Spy kicker today! Shes so pumped and practically fearless!! Jackson plans to enter the Thursday Night Showdown and is practicing all the obstacles and 360’s!
Dragirams, Kayllie’s shred masters, are carving around the cable like it’s no ones business! Zoe, aka 2.0 body dragging queen, gave the big cable a try, we know she’ll get it by the end of the week! Summer also made an impressive attempt at the main cable making it all the way to the fourth buoys! That’s almost a full lap! A.J has mastered the ice berg and kicker, hitting them with style and landing them every time! Way to go A.J.!! Eugenio loves bouncing around like a cat with Brien in spring loaded, he has so much energy! He is also quite the pool shark, coming EXTREMELY close to beating Kayllie in a game of pool.
David’s group is a very determined bunch of riders. Tanner dominated both boxes today and hit them over and over. Now his eyes are set on the kicker and he almost has his entire routine down for the showdown tonight! Jackson has been the hardest worker of the group, he is so determined to get through the turns on the main cable and he is not giving up. He’s spent so much of his time learning and riding, he should be around the cable by Friday! Joshua is a FAST learner and has really taken a liking to wakeskating! He made it all the way around on the main cable on his first try, and is landing ollie’s and 180’s off the fun box!! Nicholas made it all the way around the main cable twice today and is working on learning some awesome surface tricks. He also tried wakeskating and is already doing ollies!
Liz’s little rippers, aka the Skuhl Cwushas, are having a blast! Andrew worked on his turns on the big cable, rides every way possible (body dragging/surfing) on the 2.0. and played “king of the hill” on paddle boards! Josh tried wakeskating on the little bro, is working on his turns on the big cable and body dragged at the 2.0! Bernardo is relentless on the big cable perfecting his edges and rode the 2.0 like a pro. Chris shredded the ramps for the first time skateboarding with no fear and OWNED it! His focus on the big cable is making it around the corners and he is so close to getting all the way around! Ira made it all the way around the cable five times and hit the fun box! He did awesome behind the boat, almost making it wake to wake!!