A Fun Time at Texas Ski RanchOn a vacation babysitting the three grand kids (maybe I shouldn't call it a vacation when we were babysitting a 3, 6, and 8 year old who are non-stop go, go, go) we spent a day at in New Braunfels. With 70 acres of fun for the entire family, Texas Ski Ranch is widely recognized as one of the top wakeboard cable facilities of it's kind.
Texas Ski Ranch is best known as a wakeboard cable park, but it is much more than that. During a day at Texas Ski Ranch you can enjoy:
The Cable Park and Ski Lake at Texas Ski Ranch
The wakeboarding or skiing cable park has a circular cable that pulls you around the lake at 19 miles an hour and experienced boarders can to do flips, ride the rail, or try one of the jumps. The 'Lil Bro is for beginners of all ages to try knee boards, wakeboard, or surfboards on a one way cable that pulls them out of the water and about 150 yards or so down a narrow lake and then back again. The ski boat lake is where Texas Ski Ranch coaches will help you learn to ride, or improve your skills at, wakeboarding, skiing, surfing, or knee boarding.
The Snow Park at Texas Ski Ranch
A snow park in Texas when it's 100 degrees!!!! Yep, it's true - Texas Ski Ranch has a snow park with an inner tube run and a snow boarding terrain park with jumps, moguls, and more.
The Climbing Wall at Texas Ski Ranch
The rock wall at Texas Ski Ranch has three different levels and will challenge climbers of all levels.
The Skate Park at Texas Ski Ranch
Skateboarders will love the street style skateboard course which has ramps, rails, half pipes, fun boxes, and more.
The Spring Loaded Trampoline Park
The Spring Loaded Trampoline Park has 15,000 square feet of trampolines with a spring floor, tumble tracks, trampoline dodge ball, basketball, and private party rooms.
In addition to all of that, at Texas Ski Ranch you can enjoy some good food and drinks overlooking the cable park, buy a new Malibu Ski Boat, and buy lots of outdoor gear from bikinis and wakeboards to sun glasses and surfboards or snowboards. Texas Ski Ranch offers private wakeboard, ski, kneeboard, snowboard, and skateboard lessons from very experienced coaches. TSR would be a great place to have your next birthday or special event party and they offer party rates for big groups. During the summer, the kids (ages 5 to 17) can enjoy the action packed camps that are half day, full day or weeklong overnight.
As soon as we arrived the 9 year old said he wanted to try the 'Lil Bro wakeboard lake. A helpful staff member fitted him with a helmet, ski vest, and wakeboard and after brief instruction on what to do, he was up on the board and heading down the lake for his first run.
He tried it a couple more times and then said "I'm ready for the big cable park." He got up fine, made it around the first set of buoys, and took a nose dive. He swam back to the shore and walked back to the starting point ready to try it again.
From the cable lake the five of us walked to the Spring Loaded Trampoline Park where the kids had a blast for an hour or more. They ran and jumped, played dodge ball with one of the coaches, shot some hoops, and jumped and bounced and jumped and bounced some more. I was beginning to think we would never get them out of there.
I had worked up quite a thirst and appetite watching them and all the other Texas Ski Ranch guests enjoy the park, so we headed up to the restaurant and enjoyed some cold drinks and food. The restaurant overlooks the cable park and it was fun watching some of the pros do flips and tricks. After lunch, it was back for some more jumping.
The grand kids loved Texas Ski Ranch and have already ask when they can go back. You can read more about our fun vacation with the grand kids in New Braunfels and San Antonio.