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It looks like Boston’s first Olympic venue is ready for action, and it’s a . . . ski slope?

Perhaps the city ought to bid for the Winter Games, instead.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has erected a two-story snow hill on the Lawn on D, the 2.7-acre park next to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. It’s too small for real Olympic events, but a team of professional skiers and snowboarders will use it to perform tricks this weekend as part of the three-day Slope Fest that includes an ice bar, food trucks, and a Latin music dance party.

The pros will take to the hill Friday and Saturday night, but the public can use it for tubing between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tubes will be supplied on site, and rides will cost $3 each or $5 for two.


Callum Borchers

The view from above.
The view from above.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

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