Manning Park Resort is not ready to end the ski season just yet.
With over two and a half metres of snow at the peak of the mountain, the decision to extend the season for another weekend was announced today.
“Due to popular demand, and with the incredible amount of snow we currently have, we are going to reopen for an extra weekend of April 7th and 8th,” ski area manager, Andy Boulé states.
With full coverage of the ski slopes, and more snow in the forecast this week, lift operations for the weekend are scheduled to be the Orange Chair, Handle Tow and T-bar.
“It’s been an incredible year for snow,” says Boulé. “The stats speak for themselves. We had almost 900cm accumulated snowfall over the season. And of the 120 days of operation, over 80 of those days we have had snowfall.”
As an extra bit of fun, the ski hill is offering $10 off your day lift ticket price if you wear a moustache.
Why a moustache, you ask? Because, Mike Barker, legendary moustachioed general manager of Manning Park Resort, is retiring at the end of this season.
Touting it as the Boss’ “Celebrate the ‘Stache” Weekend”, this season extension announcement allows one last chance to ride some powder, with a little extra perk.
The ski hill is also offering a 50% discount to season passholders from any other ski mountain, regardless of a prior reciprocal agreement in place. “We typically offer a discount to other mountains we have written agreements with, but we want to open this great offer up to any current ski season passholder, so they can come experience Manning’s snow,” adds Boulé.
Cross-country and snowshoeing will continue into the latter part of April. The Nordic Centre stays open until April 8th. After this time, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals will be available from the Front Desk.
Accommodations are available with low season prices, and the Resort amenities continue to stay open year-round.
Manning Park Resort is a four-season destination with full Resort amenities including a variety of accommodations, restaurant, pub, swimming pool, group facilities and exceptional outdoor recreation.
It is nestled in beautiful EC Manning Provincial Park just 45 minutes east of Hope on Highway #3. Activities in the park include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, SUP and biking in the spring and summer, with skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and ice-skating in the winter.
Further information can be found at www.manningpark.com