Where do kids go when they want to have fun? Hey go to the playground, they have fun with their friends, there are a variety of features at the park that make things fun, they spend huge amounts of time having fun. The riding area we call the Playground is very much like this, and we were lucky to be introduced to this riding area by our friend and local sledhead, Jessie R. He in turn was told about it by Rob Alford, so once again Rob gave up on of his riding areas to our Group and this one is a gooder. I can’t imagine how many good areas he has to ride that he is willing to give up the location of the Playground.
You have to drive out of town to get to the playground, but as the main riding areas in and around Boulder get very busy now, to get fresh snow you often have to travel a bit to get the good stuff. We used to be able to ride all kinds of great areas right on Boulder that was guaranteed to be untouched. But with the great sled technology, and growing popularity, more people are off the beaten paths and into exploring more of Boulder. Certainly if there has not been fresh snow in a few days, people are hunting for fresh and pretty soon, people are riding our “secret zones”.
The Playground is well worth the drive, as the area is big, and is only ridden by a very few, so you can always find huge areas of fresh snow. The Playground is full of wonderful natural features that make this a fun area to ride, rolling hills, open meadow, lots of nice tree riding as well as technical climbs. There are no big cliffs, or areas that you need to avoid, pretty much the whole riding area is open to explore. The fun part is, when you think you have explored most of the riding terrain you keep finding new areas to ride and play in, the area is very big, and so far we have only explored about half of it.
The days we have been to the Playground, we have had epic conditions, often blue bird days with lots of fresh, we have been truly blessed with good friends to ride with and many laughs and fond memories of riding in the Playground. The Playground has become one of our priority riding areas, we get in the trucks and head there whenever possible and are grateful for the opportunity to ride there and explore this fantastic riding area.
We hope that you enjoy the pictures and the two videos of this fantastic riding area, we will be heading to this zone over and over again, because we love to play in the Playground!
Homer, loving the fresh lines in the Playground
Thank-you Homer for the great commentary
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We are people that love sledding in the backcountry, we love getting out and away from the crowds and enjoying the challenge of the deep snow and mountains. We love the Revelstoke area, we believe it to be the best place to backcountry sled. We are people that dedicate a lot of time to becoming better sledders and we want to pass this passion onto others as we believe there is no better sport than sledding in the backcountry.