Ski Shores Café Joins Forces with Texas Ski Ranch

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Renowned Lakeside Café Teams Up with Water Sports Facility to Offer Retail, Lessons, Rentals and More

Legendary Lake Austin restaurant, Ski Shores Café, announced its joint venture with New Braunfels-based water sports facility, Texas Ski Ranch, adding a plethora of water-centric services to its lakeside offerings. Including a retail hub, ski lessons, and boat rentals, the partnership will establish the famed café as an all-encompassing destination for food and fun on Lake Austin.

Patrons can purchase swimwear, sunscreen, wakeboards and other lake essentials from a colorful airstream located at the entrance to Ski Shores Café. Novices can partake in lessons led by experienced instructors behind Malibu boats, covering everything from water skiing to wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Or, customers can meet up with a group for a bite at the Café and then take the festivities onto the water with boat and pontoon rentals.

“Teaming up with Texas Ski Ranch was a no-brainer for us,” says Rick Engel, co-owner of Ski Shores Café. “As an iconic lakeside hot spot offering great food and entertainment on the shore, it was only natural to extend our offerings onto the water with the help of TSR.” Engel continues, “We are now proud to offer our customers the complete Lake Austin experience.”

Rick Engel (Ski Shores Café), Paul Bialick (Texas Ski Ranch), and Gabe Rex (Ace Marine) have come together to create Ski Shores Marina to cater to customers’ complete boating needs while on Lake Austin. Ski Shores Marina is now open Monday through Saturday, offering extended hours on weekends for lakeside emergencies, towing, and service.

Lessons and boat rentals can be booked online at The website also contains information about special promotions and events, such as discounted surf lessons on Mondays and Ladies Learn to Ride Clinics on Tuesdays. With all of the exciting changes at Ski Shores, there is no better destination on Lake Austin for lots of fun in the sun this summer!

About Ski Shores Café:

Founded in 1954, Ski Shores Café is a true Lake Austin landmark, recently celebrating its 60th summer on the lake. Known for its breathtaking lake views and delicious menu, the historic café was originally created to serve up good food, drinks and conversation to boaters and skiers taking a break from the water. Recently renovated, improvements include a new stage, outdoor fire pit, patio, expanded patio seating, game room, and children’s play area. Renowned for its rotation of local live music and special events, weekly activities include the Texas Tournament Zone fishing competition on Wednesdays, Friday family movie nights and live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. A wide variety of specialty cocktails, frozen drinks, and craft beer, plus Ski Shores’ famous catfish and mouthwatering burgers make Ski Shores Café one of the coolest places to come, by land or water!

About Texas Ski Ranch:

Texas Ski Ranch is a 70-acre action sports paradise located in New Braunfels, TX. When it comes to wakeboarding and cable parks, TSR is consistently ranked as one of the top facilities in the world. With three cable systems and a boat lake, there is truly something for all levels of water sports enthusiasts. First time riders can take advantage of incredible coaching and beginner cables. More advanced riders can charge the park and hit structures. What makes TSR unique is the culture and facilities surrounding the lakes. Riders can indulge in just about every board sport under the sun, including snowboarding, skateboarding, and SUP. Visitors can lounge on the beach, dine at Wahoo’s Fish Taco or burn energy in Spring Loaded trampoline park. TSR is truly fun for the whole family!

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Jake Clements
Crosswind Media & Public Relations
855.277.7963 ext. 709

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