Winter 2019/20 is going to be a big year at Manning Park Resort.
We celebrated the retirement of the beloved Orange Chair last year, and are now well underway installing our brand new Doppelmayr quad chairlift. Start planning your ski trips for you and 3 friends, because now you can all ride together!
We’re posting the progress of the new chair on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us to see the updates.
Not only are we installing a new chairlift, but we are building a new Guest Services building that will house the Ticket Office, Rental Shop & Snow School. This large building is going to be in the village base, opposite the Daylodge.
While you may not recognize the ski hill when you get there next year, we know that you’ll still recognize the warm welcome and awesome snow that Manning Park Resort is known for!
New Enhanced Reciprocal Partner:
We are stoked to welcome a new partner to the Enhanced Reciprocal Agreement: You can now ride 2 free days at Baldy Mountain Resort. With your Manning Park Resort season pass, you get 2 free days at Baldy, as well as Apex, Mt. Seymour & Mt. Washington. This amazing deal gives you an addition $500+ value to your season pass.
Don’t miss out on what’s going to be an epic winter season next year: buy your Winter 2019/20 Season Pass now!
Drum roll please… here are the winners of the #IRodetheOrangeChair Photo & Story Contest!
–Gordon Gilgan with a lifetime of Manning memories and multiple generations since 1965. We loved your entry, Gordon!
–Sharon Christian and the Taipalus family. Through ski lessons and school trips, the Taipalus family brought thousands of people to know and love Manning as much as their family does.
–Stan & Lynn Hussey – this is our staff favourite pick! An engagement proposal in a snowstorm? That definitely made us fall in love with the story too!
Thank you to all our contest entries. Believe us, it was not an easy choice to make! The level of heartfelt emotion that was put into the stories was felt deeply while reading them. We truly understand how much love there is for this place called Manning Park, and we share it too.
… they were so good, we do have some runner-up prizes that we will be announcing this week as well… (sorry no chair!)
If you really wanted to get that coveted Orange Chair, get ready for the First Come, First Serve Sale tomorrow, March 22nd at 9am! Learn how to prep for the sale here.
And if you’d like to wait for the auction for charity, check it out here to see the details!
We’re getting down to it… Check the Orange Chair countdown on our website – only 12 days left until we call “Last Chair!”
Get up for your last turns this season before we take down the Orange Chair to be replaced with a brand new quad chair next year!
If you’re interested in getting one of the coveted Orange chairs, here’s how to prepare yourself for the First Come, First Serve Sale on March 22nd at 9am:
-The form will appear at 9:00am on March 22nd. Click refresh or reload on your browser precisely at this time to see the form.
-Questions are on the sale website right now. Have all your questions already typed out in a separate area so that you can copy and paste all your questions into the form. All the form questions are required to have an answer of some kind in them. (Clicking submit before all the answers are filled will show an error message.)
-Have all your credit card information ready. The form can take the payment through Secure Online Credit card, by using the credit card entry form on the sheet, or by choosing PayPal.
–Click “Submit”. Your chair is not secured until you have completed your form and clicked “Submit”. If your payment has gone through, you should get simple message saying that the form has been successfully completed. Once payment completion is confirmed, you will receive an email to the email address provided with confirmation of your purchased chair, a chair number and pick-up information. (This email may take up to a day)
-All chairs must be picked up, or arranged to be picked up on April 6th or 7th. Remember that it is approximately 10ft tall and 4ft wide so make sure to prepare for it!
***All chairs are as is (paint chips, graffiti, stickers and all!) No chair pads or grips included. It will need to be picked up in person (no shipping available) on April 6-7.
Limit one per family. ***
-After you’re done and can breathe a sigh of relief, hop over to this website to pre-order one of our Orange Chair commemorative t-shirts too!
If you go to the form and receive the following message: “The Orange Chair sale has now ended. We’re sorry if you missed this sale!” it means that all the chairs are sold out in the First Come, First Serve Sale. We’re sorry you missed it!
But you do have two more chances to get an Orange Chair through our Auction for Charity! There are 10 chairs up for grabs in these two auctions:
These auctions benefit 5 great local Manning Park charitable organizations. Pay what you want to have a piece of Manning Park history and know that your dollars are going to a great cause. Bonus – you may receive a charitable tax receipt for this donation!
We are also saving a few key chairs to use around the Resort, so if you don’t get one, don’t worry, you will still get to have your #IRodeTheOrangeChair moment at Manning Park Resort for years to come.
Come celebrate with us for our “Last Chair Fest” on March 31st, where we will be paying homage with a toast to the Orange Chair and having a great last day of the season. Join us to celebrate and send it off in style!
Spring Season Pass Sale – Buy your 2019/20 Season Pass now and use it for the rest of this season too!
If you are new to Manning Park, this is the deal for you! Find out why everyone is talking about Manning Park Resort. Purchase your pass online now or at the Ticket Office, and use it from March 15th until the end of the season!
With no lift lines, tons of powder alerts all season long, and breathtaking views, this is the perfect place to create your new family tradition. With a brand new quad chairlift coming next year, now is the time to get your season pass to Manning Park Resort! Buy your season pass pass and add cross-country, Polar Coaster tubing or snowshoeing to it for $69 or less.
For our returning season passholders, buy now at the Early, Early Bird rate. We’re happy to announced we have reconfirmed our Enhanced Reciprocal agreement. Get two FREE days at Mt. Seymour, Mt. Washington and Apex Mountain! Get extra value with your pass by visiting these other great mountains! This adds over $500 value to your pass!
If you’re sitting on the fence about whether to get a season pass this year, let us help push you in the right direction! We’ve had a huge amount of improvements at the Resort over the past few years, including the new premium cabins, and we are going to ramp up the excitement at the ski hill this year to get you ready for the season!
Here’s what’s New this year at Manning Park Resort:
Run brush cutting and glading… we know you are going to be excited when you hit the slopes this winter! Our trail crews have been working hard and clearing a ton of brush to provide wider runs and some glading on existing runs. Check out this before & after photo of the Tree Well black diamond run. There’s a ton of new area brushed on the ski hill and more run enhancements planned – this is big news!
A new grooming machine is coming to Manning! This new Pisten Bully will be a welcome addition to our fleet and will provide great groomed conditions this season.
Drum roll please…. announcing our new terrain park sponsor – Rockstar! We have got some new rails up our sleeves for the Terrain Park at Manning this year! Stay tuned for an announcement early this winter to unveil what you will be hitting in the terrain park this season.
The Blue Chair is now open Mondays! We’re giving a new meaning to having a case of the Monday Blues.
To get you skiing on Mondays, we’ve got a brand-new package that we’re calling the “B&B – and Ski” package. Stay at the lodge on Sunday or Monday night, and get breakfast and a lift ticket for $35! This offer is available exclusively for skiing on Mondays. See details here: http://winter.manningpark.com/bb-and-ski-package/
Enhanced reciprocal: Just show your Manning season pass and get TWO free days at Mt. Seymour, Mt. Apex & Mt. Washington. This adds another $500+ value to your season pass. Some conditions apply.
Do we have to mention that we have Olympic snow? Ok, we will! During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, when cherry blossoms were blooming in Vancouver, and snow was needed to run the winter events, snow was trucked in from Manning Park to the local Vancouver mountains. Another little-known fact, it was on this Olympic snow that Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau won the first gold medal of the Games! Not only do we have Olympic snow – but this year, we are excited to introduce you to a new member of our team, who was an Olympic groomer operator too!
Early Bird Rate is only until October 31st – so now is the time to buy!
We’ve already had the first few snowfalls of the season and we’re not done yet with the exciting news for the ski hill yet, so stay tuned! It’s going to be a great year on the slopes!
Oops! Did you forget to get your season pass at our Early, Early Bird rate?
If you got caught up in the madness of school exams, long weekend plans, or summer vacation, have we got a Canada Day present for you!
We have extended the Early, Early Bird rate for ONE MORE WEEK to give you a second chance at getting the best rates on your season pass.
The deadline is now Sunday, July 8th, 2018! Don’t miss out on this second chance!
Are you thinking of signing up for the Manning Ski Club? Manning Ski Club participants are eligible for a $75 discount on your season pass. If you are interested in signing up, contact the Club organizers: http://bcalpine.com/contact/Manning_Ski_Club
Buy your 2018/19 Season Pass, and find out why Manning is the place to ski!
We’re at our lowest rates right now until June 30th. It’s a great pass to have: not only do you get full access to great skiing and riding at Manning, but you get two free days at Seymour, Mt. Washington and Apex Mountain! This adds another $500 value to your season pass!
Don’t put away those skis just yet! The Ski Hill is extending the season and will now be open April 7th & 8th from 9am-4pm.
We’re calling it:
The Boss’ “Celebrate the ‘Stache” Weekend
Mike Barker, legendary moustachioed general manager of Manning Park Resort, is retiring this season, and wants one more weekend to go skiing. Snow conditions are incredible with a peak snow base of over two and a half metres. Come out for the last turns on an incredible year!
Show us your best moustache and get $10 off your lift ticket!
That’s right, show us your best moustache (or your best imitation of one) and get $10 off your lift ticket!
BONUS: If you have a season pass at ANY other ski mountain, show it to us and get your lift ticket for 50% off our regular day rate! This great offer is for any current ski season passholder, so you can come experience Manning’s snow!
Accommodation prices dropped into low season rates; accommodation starts as low as $109+tax for queen room accommodation.
Book your accommodation now and get your last turns in this season – come out to “celebrate the ‘stache”!
Fine print: Ski hill will be closed April 2-6th. Must show your moustache (or your best imitation of one) at time of ticket purchase to receive $10 off lift ticket price. Season passholders from other mountains must hold a current 2017/18 Season Pass to be eligible for 50% off regular day price. Valid April 7th & 8th, 2018 at the ski hill only.