Tubin’ at Grand Valley Park
A hit with locals and visitors alike
Jordan Ross, along with his wife Katherine Jeroski, have always been the outdoorsy adventurous types who value the benefits that nature provides.
After taking over operations of Grand Valley Park back in 2016, Ross says they saw the potential to create something memorable and decided to take a chance.
“With this basically in our backyard, we wanted to share a family-friendly, fun and accessible activity that brings our community together,” said Ross regarding the decision to open Tubin’ at Grand Valley Park. “We like that tubing is ‘no skill, all thrill’ but provides all the benefits of fresh air and family fun for a fraction of the cost of skiing/snowboarding.”
Ross says he knows many locals have fond memories of the park when it operated as Thunder Mountain, a waterslide park, many moons ago.
“We’re happy to bring back some traffic to the park and being so close to Brandon is an added benefit,” Ross added.
When you arrive at Tubin’ at Grand Valley Park, you are checked in, provided with a tube and then it’s time to head up to the hill, Ross says.
“We have a handle tow lift which means you get to sit down, put your feet up and relax as you are towed up the hill,” Ross said. “All the fun of tobogganing but a lot less work. We also have controlled tubing lanes which adds an extra element of safety.”
This winter season, Ross says the park has been limited to 40 people per time slot, which he says has been working well.
“People spend a good amount of time tubing and not waiting in lines. We have some expansion plans in mind for the years ahead, and hope to develop the park into a ‘must see’ winter destination in Westman.”
Tubin’ at Grand Valley is open for two-hour sessions Thursdays to Sundays (weather dependant). All tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Ross says Grand Valley Park campground serves as a stop over for many traveling across the country, however in the past few years, he’s seen an increase in locals getting seasonal sites.
“Many appreciate the convenience of being at the campground within 10 minutes of leaving Brandon. We also have an onsite camper rental that offers the benefits of camping with a lot less hassle.”
With this basically in our backyard, we wanted to share a family-friendly, fun and accessible activity that brings our community together.