Skiing all year round is not a dream anymore. Buck Hill is proud to announce the opening of an artificial ski slope, that will entertain the ski enthusiasts all year round, extending the time to train and enjoy skiing, as well as being an opportunity to ski and snowboard 365 days a year.

The dry ski slope is an innovative surface produced by the Italian company Neveplast®. Thanks to an extraordinary design work, Neveplast has created a synthetic surface certified as having the same gliding surface as snow without using water.  This allows the skiers/snowboarders to ski the same as in wintertime.

Neveplast revolutionized the dry ski slope sector with a synthetic mat that perfectly simulates real snow conditions. Novices can easily snow plow, enthusiasts can practice their favorite discipline at any time of the day, and competitive athletes can train exactly like they do on snow.

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 Artificial Snow Lift Ticket Rates

Weekday: $12

Weekend: $18

Opening mid-June 2017

Artificial Snow Equipment Rental

Ski Rental Package (Skis, boots & poles)$29
Skis Only$21
Ski Boots Only$21
Ski Poles Only$6
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Snowboard Package$29
Snowboard Only$21
Snowboard Boots Only$21
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Helmet Rental$10

Dear Buck Hill guests,

If you are planning to ride on our new Neveplast surface, we would like to share with you a few suggestions/insights regarding the surface.

There is the potential your skis or snowboard may be damaged while riding the artificial surface. Buck Hill will not be responsible for the repair or replacement of your equipment due to any damage that may occur from riding or skiing on the Neveplast artificial surface.

• Extruded bases are not recommended and may result in a severely damaged base if used
• A “Sintered” based board is suggested
• “Hot Lapping” the run/tow rope is not advised – give your ski/board a chance to cool down between runs (beginning and end of the run)
• Use the lubrication mats provided
• Long pants (jeans) are recommended – not shorts
• Leather gloves for the rope tow are recommended
• Always wear a helmet

What do you wear?

We recommend wearing long pants and a long sleeve shirt, light weight gloves and helmet.

Will skiing or snowboarding on Neveplast damage my equipment?

There is the potential your skis or snowboard may be damaged while riding the artificial surface. Buck Hill will not be responsible for the repair or replacement of your equipment due to any damage that may occur from riding or skiing on the Neveplast artificial surface.

Should I wax or tune my skis or snowboard?

Skiers and snowboards will want their equipment sharpened just as they would for winter.  However, any winter wax should be scraped from the bottom of the equipment.  The Neveplast is a silicon based product and will provide any lubrication needed.

What is like to fall on Neveplast?

Just like skiing or snowboarding it depends on the fall. Wearing gloves, long pants and sleeves will help mitigate any abrasions that may occur.  We recommend to always ski or snowboard with in your ability and to follow the seven points of Your Responsibility Code.

Early Product Testing at Buck Hill

The crew at Buck has done their research! In October of 2015 we sent a team to Italy to visit the Neveplast® factory and to ski and board on the surface. In the spring of 2016 we set up test areas and compared several different products. We invited top ski racers, coaches, and snowboarders to give these products a try and give us their valuable feedback. After all of our research and testing it was decided that the Neveplast® surface was the best solution for the skiers and snowboarders that call Buck Hill home. Take a look at some videos of the testing below.