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Buck Hill Introduces Year-Round Synthetic Slopes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Even with Minnesota's long winters, there are still a few months where skiing, snowboarding and tubing are not possible.

But that all changed Saturday!

Buck Hill in Burnsville is now the home of year-round skiing and snowboarding, thanks to a product from Italy called Neveplast.

Buck Hill Synthetic Slopes
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Tom Schulz, director of Buck Hill's ski and snowboard school, says Neveplast has been in the skiing industry for 15 years, but Buck Hill has the world's largest installation -- and there is nothing quite like it in North America.

It is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekends, and 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on the weekdays.

Lift tickets are $32 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Equipment rental is extra.

Look for the option to buy a year-long ski pass next spring. Click here for more information.

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