Sunday, March 17, 2013
The winter fun is just about over!
If you never made it to Boyce Park for skiing and snow tubing, you're going to have to wait until next season. The slopes closed for the season on Saturday, March 16. The ice skating rinks in North Park and South Park will be open on Sunday, March 17, before closing for the season for the following sessions: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 7p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information on skating and rental equipment rates, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/fees/skate.aspx. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The ski slopes and tubing area in Plum are open.
If you've been wanting to hit the tubing slopes, you're in luck. The Boyce Park Snow Tubing Area reopened Tuesday, Feb. 5, after a brief hiatus. The slopes closed indefinitely last week due to poor conditions. The Boyce Park Ski Slopes also are open. For session times, click here. For information on the operational status of the ski slopes and snow tubing area, as well as directions, rates, slope map and more, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/fees/ski.aspx. Snow conditions are available 24-hours a day by calling 724-733-4665. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
While many people enjoyed the region's mild temperatures this winter, others couldn't participate in their favorite seasonal sports.
This was just not the year for local winter sports enthusiasts. The Boyce Park ski slopes in Plum Borough closed for the season on Monday. This year, the slopes opened in January, almost one month after they were scheduled to open. The tubing area never did open for the season. Allegheny County spokesman Kevin Evanto said the ski area only was open for 30 days this season, compared to 57 days of sking and tubing last year. "We didn't have as many days where we could make snow this year," he said. "We'd make it when we could, but we didn't get a very good base. It was hard to keep it because we'd get milder days after cold ones." Because Boyce Park isn't as high in elevation as Seven Springs or Hidden Valley, it was more difficult to keep …