Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
We've been coming here for many years. We liked the old way they used to do things much much better. Still fun, but you can't get as many runs in and it's tougher to get little ones up to the top. So here is what changed, You used to sit down on the tube and it pulled you to the top. I feel like you didn't have to walk as far from the end of the run back to where they pulled you to the top. They were open much later, and the night time was fast because everything was very frozen. They had 1 hr tickets, perfect for kids who might not want to go as long. There were more lanes open. We were just there 12/27/17 and there were only 2 lanes open which meant the lines were long and it takes longer to get a run in. Brundage is not doing the activity barn any favors. It's too bad the family sold out. With little ones it's tough to get them from the stopping point back to the place you get on the conveyor belt. Note in the photos you stop about where the red fencing starts and you have to walk all the way up and around the fencing and back to the conveyor belt. The little ones can sit in the tube on the conveyor belt (as it's hard for a 2-3 year old to stand and impossible for them to hold their own tube) but because the tube is bigger than the conveyor belt it keeps trying to pull it backward and you're fighting to hold it with the kid in all the way to the top. I think changing things back to the way it used to be with more runs open, longer hours, and no conveyor belt (they hook your tube up and pull you up with the rope) would improve things immensely and give people a better experience with more runs. I don't know why the conveyor belt isn't closer to where you end the run. The staff selling tickets are very friendly, the tent for eating food and taking a break and the yurt with toys are great!