Damp didn't dampen the spirits of young skiers and snowboarders who turned out Saturday to the opening of the Gateway Parks terrain park and tubing hill.
Rails and jumps were in place, and riders were getting the feel of being back on the snow, and Gateway Parks beat the larger ski areas in Southwest and Central Idaho by opening on Saturday.
The park is still getting up and running and surface tows are not yet in operation, so admission is reduced to $10 per person from the normal $15.
The park is located near the corners of Old Horseshoe Bend and Floating Feather. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends and holidays and 4-8 p.m. weekdays.
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Recent cold weather allowed enough snowmaking to provide adequate coverage to open the park, but more will be added as conditions allow.
Owner/operator Ryan Neptune said the park will be constantly changing as he's able to make more snow and add more features.
Most ski resorts are waiting for more snow before opening. Sun Valley is scheduled to open Thursday.