2022/23 Season Passes on Sale!

Purchase a season pass, and ski for free for the remainder of the spring season, starting March 1st!

It’s that time of year again – season passes are on sale March 1st. 

Can’t wait for next season to come around? New 2022/23 season passholders can ski March 1st until the end of this season. Buy early to get the most out of your pass! 

NOTE: We’ve changed our season pass sales from time-sensitive rates to new tiered capacity-based rates. Quantities are limited. Once a tier is sold out, prices go up to the next tier. Get your season pass early to secure the best price.

Nordic season passes now include snowshoe access at no additional cost. Alpine passholders have the option to upgrade with a Nordic add-on for an additional $79, which includes full access to all Nordic trails, including snowshoeing. 

All season passes are non-refundable, except if Manning Park Refundable Season Pass Option is purchased. See Alpine & Nordic Season Pass FAQ webpage for more details.

Reciprocal deals for the 2022/23 season will be available next winter.

RV passes are no longer available. Check Skyview RV Campground for daily, weekly, and monthly rates

 

Purchase Alpine Season Pass

 

Purchase Nordic Season Pass

WE OPEN DECEMBER 22

We open on December 22, 2021!

With yesterday’s announcement of the re-opening of HWY #3 for non-essential travel next week, we are super stoked to announce that we will be opening with full operations on December 22, 2021! We are so excited to be able to welcome you all back for the holidays, and for what’s going to be another incredible winter season. There is so much fresh snow waiting for you! ❄️

We can’t thank the hardworking highway and transportation teams enough for making this possible.

 

Alpine & Nordic Lift Tickets, Rentals & Lessons Now On Sale

Buy online early & save! Purchase your tickets, rentals and lessons online, in advance, for the best deal and to secure your spot.

If you have any trouble with the purchasing process or have additional questions regarding the booking platform, please contacting us [email protected].

Buy Tickets, Rentals, & Lessons

 

Operational Updates

Polar Coaster Tube Park: The Tube Park at the Alpine Ski Area may not be open for the start of the season. We will update you as soon as we have an estimated opening date.

Skating Rink: The skating rink will not be open for the start of the season. As it is a natural ice rink, it requires a bit more time to harden and form the necessary amount of ice.

Tobogganing Hill: There will be one tobogganing hill available to enjoy this year, in between cabins 28 & 29 in the Lodge Area. Tobogganing is no longer available next to the Nordic Centre.

Hours of Operation: Hours of operation will change and be extended for the upcoming season, stay up to date by visiting our Hours of Operation Page.

Flooding Damages: Due to damages sustained during flooding events, the T-Bar will be unavailable until further notice, and select Nordic trails will be unavailable for use until they are repaired. Exact trail details will be available next week as we work to repair as much as we can.

New Poland Lake & Backcountry Access Trail: New this season, is a brand new Poland Lake & Backcountry Access Trail, starting from Strawberry Flats. Please follow the pink signs and flagging tape to follow this new trail.
We’ll see you soon!

Winter Operations Update

The anticipated opening date for Alpine is December 11th, 2021 (Update: Now Dec. 22). Of course, if we are looking good for snow conditions earlier than this, we will let you know about any early openings. Be sure to put in a good word with the snow fairies for us!

We are looking forward to a great, and safe, winter. With that in mind, we have finalized our winter operations safety plans.

For full details of our winter operations, click here: 2021-22 Winter Operations Plan
We can’t wait to welcome you and your family back to winter at Manning Park Resort!

 

Thank You For An Incredible Winter Season

manning park resort buildings covered in snow

manning park resort buildings covered in snow

WOW! What an amazing winter we have all had.

It has been a bit of a roller coaster for us all as we wind down our 2020/21 winter operations. We went from wondering how, or even if we could offer our winter activities and services during these COVID times, to successfully opening for our long-time supporters and introducing thousands of people to their first-ever Nordic or Alpine winter experience. These first-timers now know what we have all known for a long time. We have a little piece of heaven here at Manning Park Resort (It also didn’t hurt to have great snow conditions and many great POW days!!).

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who visited us this past winter for their support and understanding of all the adjustments required to operate within this COVID environment. Despite the number of changes and revised protocols, it has been very rewarding to see all your smiling faces and work together to overcome these challenges to enjoy our favourite winter past times.

To those individuals who took the winter off from their winter pursuits to remain in the security of their “family bubbles”, we missed you and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

We now look forward to a period of upgrades and renovations. Presently, our Standard Cabins and Pinewoods Kitchen are getting a make-over. We hope to have these renovations completed by the May long weekend. Our Loon Lagoon facility is also undergoing some mechanical upgrades and we look forward to reopening this building shortly. Planning has also begun for fall renovations on our Chalets which will be completed by the Christmas holiday season. We also have an aggressive plan to work on the trail systems of both our Alpine and Nordic operations during the off-season. More on these plans to follow.

Again, we thank you for your support and trust in allowing us to provide you and your loved ones with a safe and memorable winter experience. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Vern Schram

General Manager

Too Much Snow? A good problem to have!

Manning Park Resort opened the downhill ski area for the winter season this
Saturday, December 21st, amid an incredible snowstorm that dumped nearly 150cm of
snow in a 48-hour period.

The forecasted snowstorm started Thursday night and dropped 87cm of snow by Friday
afternoon. A further 50cm fell on Friday night, which made skiers incredibly excited for the
Saturday morning opening, which was also the Grand Opening of the Bear Chair,
Manning’s new quad chairlift.

The heavy snow caused highway closures, which affected the ability to get to the ski area
for many who were itching to get on their skis. However guests who were already at the
resort were treated to the opening turns of the season and the opening of the new quad
chair.

In addition to the Bear Chair, there are major changes at the resort this winter, including a
brand new Alpine Guest Services at the ski area for tickets, lessons and rentals, and an
additional eight premium cabins, which have just been completed.

General manager, Vern Schram, acknowledged all the work put in by Manning Park Resort
staff to stay on top of the incredible amount of snowfall, as well as all the highway crews
that worked to keep the highways safe.

He says, “A huge thank you to everyone for all their help! There were long hours put in by a
lot of people and there’s still more to do. You are all rock stars!”

With this being one of the biggest snowstorms in memory, the ski area is now open 7 days
a week for the season, and snow coverage is looking good! “Although we said to do some
snow dances to make it snow,” Schram says, “We did not expect to get our entire snow
base in a two-day period!”

Grand Opening of the Bear Chair & Ski Area Opening!

This is what we have all been waiting for!
With a big snowstorm in the forecast this week, we are scheduling the opening of the Manning Park Resort ski area for this Saturday, December 21st.

This will be the Grand Opening of our brand new quad chairlift – the Bear Chair. 

Join us for a ceremony at 8:40am to officially open the new Bear Chair, and the start of the winter season. Meet at the bottom of the Bear Chair.

Refreshments will be served near the new Alpine Guest Services building from 8am; have your gear ready to go and catch one of the first chairs up!
Season passes will also be available for pick up in the new Alpine Guest Services building.

 

With conditions looking favourable, we are hoping to open the Bear Chair, as well as the Blue Chair, Handle Tow and T-bar for this weekend. (Not all terrain is expected to be open) The Polar Coaster is not yet open.

The ski area will open 7 days a week starting December 21st. We will post operations on our new website on our Weather, Webcams & Trail Status page.

The Nordic trails will also be groomed on our upper trails around Strawberry Flats. We will open up as much as we are able to. The Nordic Centre will open 7 days a week starting December 21st for cross-country tickets lessons and rentals, as well as snowshoe tickets and rentals.

We’ve got great holiday events coming up too that you can check out and register for on our website.

Let’s get started with this epic winter! See you this weekend!

Presenting… The Bear Chair!

Last month, we put the vote to you to name the new quad chair from our top 4 choices, and you have answered!

Thank you to the nearly 1500 people who voted to give the New Quad Chair its name – Presenting… 

The Bear Chair!

Congratulations to Pam Lamoureux, one of our long-time Manning locals, for being the first to submit the winning name! She has won a season pass and will be on the first chair ride up on our anticipated opening day of December 7th.

This fun and family-friendly name is a fitting one for the new chairlift, which allows you and your family to ride up 4 to a chair. It is now ready to go to take skiers and boarders up the mountain!

The Bear Chair also matches with the new brand for Manning Park Resort. We dropped a sneak peak last month of the new look and logo that we will be moving forward with this winter, along with a new website coming in time for the ski season.

Watch for it at the upcoming Abbotsford Winter Extreme on November 16-17th.
We’ll also be doing a

Season Pass Show Special:

If you missed the October 31st deadline for the Early Bird season pass rate, we’ve got one last chance to get it at the Early Bird rate at the Abbotsford Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap this November 16-17th at the Abbotsford Exhibition Park.
Get it at the show in person or online!
*Please note this offer does not include a season pass coupon book.

We will also have all printed season passes ready for pick-up at this show. Please stop by our booth to say hi, sign your waiver, and pick up your pass!

 

November in Manning Park

There’s lots happening as we prepare for the winter season. While we are working on the new Alpine Guest Services building for the ski area, and the new premium cabins, you can still catch some beautiful autumn hiking weather, stargazing or a cozy fire at the Resort this November.

We hosted two great #ManningParkDarkSky Astronomy Weekends in October, and we’re still looking upwards for clear skies this fall, with our Dark Sky Discount! Sign up to our Dark Sky Mailing List to learn how you can save 25% on accommodation from now until December 5th. 

The BC Parks trail report provides some information about the trail conditions in the park. Although the Manning Park larches have now dropped their golden needles, there are some beautiful hikes to go on! Be prepared to encounter snow on the higher elevation trails.

We are anticipating snow this month, with an expected opening date for the Nordic trails for November 30th-December 1st. Snowshoes will be available from the Front Desk when the snow flies.

The Ski Area opening weekend is expected for December 7-8th, so be sure to put it on the calendar to join us for the Grand Opening of the Bear Chair.
See the list of all our Winter Events here.

Are you excited yet? We are too!
Your adventure starts here at Manning Park Resort.

Season Passes and a Sneak Peak at Manning Park Resort’s new look!

Some Exciting News at the Vancouver Winter Extreme Show this Weekend:

We have been busy this fall!

Not only do we have a brand new quad chairlift at the ski area opening this December, a new Alpine Guest Services building, and new premium cabins being built, but we have something else up our sleeve that we wanted to tell you about…

To tie all this exciting growth together, we have a new look for Manning Park Resort, which includes a new logo. Then, we’ll be launching a new website in time for the winter season.

We are going to give you a sneak peak of this updated brand at the Vancouver Winter Extreme snow show this weekend on October 19-20th! Come down to check it out, see some photos of the new lift, and let us tell you about the exciting news this winter.

There’s snow on the mountains and we can’t wait to gear up for the season. The Vancouver Winter Extreme is an excellent place to get new and used winter equipment. See you there!

We are also present at the WestCoast Women’s Show all weekend, so stop by to chat with our team at booth 335.

Not in the city this weekend? Come out to check our Manning Park Dark Sky Astronomy Weekends instead on October 18-20 & 25-27.

Vote for our New Quad Chairlift Name!

Vote for our New Quad Chairlift Name

Our brand-new Doppelmayr quadruple chairlift is now complete and ready for Winter 2019/20. Now we need your help to vote on the best name out of Top choices!

We collected Quad Chairlift Name Nominations all summer and came up with our top 3 names to be voted on by you to choose the winning one with which to christen the chairlift!

We couldn’t just narrow it down to 3, so we have a bonus one! So here it is, our Top 3 (+1 Bonus) 

Vote for your favourite out of:

  • The Crowsnest Quad
  • Hozameen Chair
  • The Bear Chair
  • Cascade Quad

 

How to Vote:

Click on this link: https://www.quicktapsurvey.com/survey/1e712fea6428f5134af7e0a3e72d7a8c

Choose your favourite chairlift name for our new quad, input your name & email address.

Voting is per person, which is why we need your email address.

No multiple entries are allowed.* The only exception to this is if you come see us at the Vancouver Winter Extreme on October 19-20th. We’ll let you get a second vote!

Please vote!

 

 

 

The winning name nominator will win:

A 2020/2021 Manning Park Season Pass!
and… the first to ride the new chairlift!

Please note that the Top Submitters have already been contacted.

 

Why did we choose these 4 names? 

Great question! These names were chosen because we saw multiple entries of each name, showing that there are many of our season passholders and locals that find it suiting for the new quad lift at Manning Park Resort. We then put these names to the test and found that they resonated with our long-time management team as names that celebrated the beautiful location we are in, our natural, wild environment and they all have lasting, universal qualities.

The names can stand alone and be understandable, or you can also know the significance of them.

Here’s the names, along with our favourite reasons for why people thought they were suiting names too:
The Bear Chair “There are so many beautiful bears in Manning, we should celebrate them!
And a bear’s paw is fierce, fast and strong, just like the new chairlift will be.”
“Suiting for the park! The parks emblem is a bear paw, it would just accent the great ski hill you have :-)”
“Every where you look in Manning you see bear prints so I think this is fitting for the new big chair”
Hozameen Chair “Look back, you’ll know why.”
The beautiful view from the top of the former Orange Chair has the Hozameens in it. It is the background of thousands of pictures from the top of the chair formerly know as The Orange.
Crowsnest Quad Chair Manning Park is quite isolated, and the only highway you can take is the Legendary Crowsnest highway [BC Hwy #3]. Without it, Manning Park would not exist… The name represents the highway Manning Park was built on, and Quad, represents the new era Manning Park will face. Long live the Orange Chair, say hello to the Crowsnest Quad!
Cascade Quad Manning Park is located in the Canadian Cascades, so the name reinforces a sense of place and also is fitting because it’s descriptive for the shape of a mountain.
The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.

New Quad Chairlift Construction Complete

The ski area at Manning Park Resort has been a flurry of construction all summer. The installation of the brand-new quadruple chairlift is now complete, and a brand-new Guest Services building is also close to being completed. The mountain is looking forward to welcoming guests for the coming winter season.

Construction of the Doppelmayr four-person chairlift started immediately following the retirement of the long-standing Orange Chair in April. The new quad chairlift follows the same profile of the iconic Orange Chair but with a lower bottom station. This allows for loading closer to the base area and puts up to four riders on the chair essentially doubling the capacity for riders.

Owner, Kevin Demers, takes a seat on the new chair with a big smile to see it all come together, “I am, of course, very excited that the new quad chair is totally finished. We are ready for snow!”

A contest is running to name the new quad chairlift, with submissions being accepted via the Manning Park Resort website until September 25th. “We will choose our favourite three names to then be voted on by the public,” says Demers. “Whomever submits the winning name suggestion wins a winter season pass, and the chance to ride the first chair when the ski area opens in December.”

Progress also continues for the new Alpine Guest Services building on the mountain which will house the Ticket Office, Rental Shop, Snow School and new washrooms all in one building.

Much of the exterior wood for the construction of the Alpine Guest Services building came from reclaiming fallen trees from the chairlift project and base area construction. The wood was milled onsite and then used for siding the building. With this new facility it has allowed for the movement of several other smaller buildings to more strategic locations, which will create more guest parking.

Local contractor, Barclay Fletcher, is constructing the Guest Services building this fall along with an additional eight new premium cabins that will open before this coming winter. “I am very excited to see the totally new look of the ski area and with the new premium cabins expected to be completed by Christmas,” Demers says, “we’re looking forward to a great winter.”

Manning Park Resort’s anticipated opening day for the ski area is December 7th.

For more details on year-round accommodations or the New Quad Chair Name Contest, visit manningpark.com. Name nominations are being accepted until September 25th and voting for the top three names will run from September 30th-October 30th, until the end of the Early Bird season pass rate.

Manning Park Resort is a four-season destination with full Resort amenities including a variety of accommodations, restaurant, pub, swimming pool, fitness centre, group facilities and exceptional outdoor recreation. There has been downhill skiing at Manning since the 1950s, along with cross-country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and outdoor skating. The Resort is nestled in beautiful EC Manning Provincial Park, 45 minutes east of Hope on Highway #3.

Manning Park Resort New Quad Name Contest: https://manningpark.com/new-quad-chairlift-name-contest/