Snowboarding ramp a new attraction at Penticton Lakeside Resort

Keep your fingers crossed for cold weather and snow.

Keep your fingers crossed for cold weather and snow.

That’s what David Prystay, general manager of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, is doing.

The reason Prystay hopes for both is because with the support of Greyback Construction and Big Steel Box, they have been building a ramp for kids to snowboard on.

The ramp, which sits in the parking lot in front of the hotel, is expected to be completed this week. Greyback Construction employees were busy putting it together on Wednesday. Prystay said the project has been planned for a few years now.

“It’s introducing kids to snowboarding before heading up to the hill,” he said, adding it was a promotional idea to get activity happening downtown.

The ramp will be free to use during limited hours, which have yet to be decided. While talking about the weather, Prystay said they would use their snow making machines if Mother Nature doesn’t help, to get snow on the ramp and its surrounding area. Prystay said this will give people something to do and hopes to make it an annual attraction.

“I think the kids are going to have a lot of fun.”