April 20, 2004 (Mt. Horeb, WI) — Snow in June? It’s even possible in the Midwest. When you thought it was no more, it is happening once again at Tyrol Basin. Insulated covers blanket tons of snow from this past season for one last “hurrah on June 5 and 6. Tyrol’s huge pile of snow will be transformed into a terrain park including a big air jump. The terrain park will cover over 2-acres of what should be, green grass and will be lined with kinked rails, straight rails, and fun boxes. Based on year’s past, be prepared for some heated rail sessions on both days along with a big air competition on Saturday.
The summer snow will be open to the general public the entire time from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Each day will be split into three 3-hour sessions starting at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break in between each session. The venue will be split into three zones, with two zones containing different rail options and another zone containing a big-air jump. Snowboard sponsors will be hosting slide rail competitions for any age and ability on both days. Prizes will be awarded to rail and big air competitors on both days along with door prizes for riders just showing up to have fun. Even if you are not riding come on out and enjoy the music, food and to see if it’s possible to play on the snow in summer at 800 feet above sea level.
Originally a local event, Tyrol’s Snow Fest draws riders from as far as Canada and California for some late season snow. “We’re dedicated to the ‘Fun is an Attitude’ thinking and this is one great way to promote it, said Don McKay, general manager. For more details and a peak at Tyrol’s mountain of snow go to www.tyrolbasin.com.