I tried the snow gel. It's definately slippery to walk on, and I've tried boarding on it, but it just doesn't work, it's alot of work, effort, and a mess, not to mention the amount needed to do anything with it. I'm still looking into the snowmaker. I found an SG5 from snow at home, I still would like to know if anyone else has seen it, or has one. I've got the crappy board for the trampoline, but wow, it's hot out there to be on a black trampoline in the sun, can't find enough shade to set it up in. But I'm looking into a work out routine with the calisthetis and such, just to be ready, but I am definately trying to get what I can from the summer months outside. Any other ideas let me know. I thank you for your opinions and trying to help me out though. Anything else, definately kep in touch.