Blizzard beach is so fun. You will just love it. We loved everything.
Mt. Gushmore is the centerpiece of BB. Its snow-covered peaks tower over the waterpark and mark the beginning of several of BB’s rides.
The two biggest “thrill-ride” slides are on Mt. Gushmore – Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher.
Summit Plummet is a 120 foot high ski jump that you shoot down at speeds of 60-mph.
Slush Gusher is 90 foot high double-humped slide. The most common complaint you hear about these rides is from women who have “lost” the tops of their bathing suits from the speed and force of the drop.
Teamboat Springs is the world’s longest family white-water raft ride. Three to six passengers can ride this not-so-tame 1,200-foot flume. I’ve been on this one with small children who squeal with glee as you twist and turn down the drop and I’ve also been on this ride with adults who were surprised by the speed and thrills of the ride. If you don’t have enough riders in your group, the lifeguards will combine groups.
The Toboggan Racer is a head-first eight lane race course. You lay on a mat and ride the course as it dips and propels you down the mountain side of Mt. Gushmore.
The Downhill Double Dipper is the world’s only side-by-side tube racing slides. The slides are identical and are enclosed for part of the run. The tubes are approximately twice the diameter of the enclosed run at Runoff Rapids. The slides are setup as a race and run straight down the hill. Passengers travel at speeds up to 25 mph.
Snow Stormers is a trio of mat slides flumes that race down the mountain on a switch-back course through ski-type slalom gates.
Runoff Rapids is actually three high-speed tube-raft twisting turning flumes. The center slide is enclosed and you must ride this one solo, but the two outer slides can be ridden on one-, two-, or three-person rafts. The center enclosed slide is by far the best of the three, but beware, one time that I rode it I somehow got turned around in the current just as I entered the tube and rode the whole slide facing backwards!
Chair Lift to the top of Mt. Gushmore – The ski-resort styled wooden-bench chair lift is complete with snow skis and over-head umbrellas. You can either take the ski lift to the top of Mt. Gushmore or, if you prefer, there are stairs.