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Move over, MIT Alps! Lawn on D to host trick skiers and tube rides

Workers groomed the coating of snow on top of the Lawn on D. The public will be allowed to go tubing during Slope Fest this weekend. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

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.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

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