Epic Snow Dump + Winter Camping + Freshly Paved Highway 3

We just received a fresh dump of snow, and now have over 30cm’s up top (see picture above). We are gearing up and excited for our best season ever, and can’t wait to see you on the hill!
OPENING DAY IS DECEMBER 10th, 2022
SO MUCH NEWS COMING YOUR WAY! Did you know?
  • Highway 3 has been repaved and had extensive improvements. It will be a smooth and safe drive out for all of our guests.
  • The Gibson’s Pass Road has now been paved from Highway 3 all the way up to the ski hill.
  • Our Alpine T-Bar has been repaired and is back in operation.
  • We have also done repairs on our Alpine slope and water system.
  • Lobby upgrades in the works!
Look no further for your ticket to Fresh Powder and Winter Adventures. At Manning Park, you can carve your way down the slopes, glide across 60km’s of Nordic trails, snowshoe the majestic and tranquil beauty of the Cascade Mountains, or soak in a hot tub and wind down for the evening at our Rustic Retreat. Your Adventure Starts Here…

We are your Winter Camping Destination, offering 60 full service winterized sites at:
Skyview Campground
An authentic Canadian Outdoor Experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, and the magic winter brings. Skyview campground is connected to the Manning Park trail network, offering you all the facilities you need for an unforgettable stay.

BOOK YOUR SITE TODAY

 

 

Skyview RV Campground Is Now Open

BC Parks has just announced that Skyview RV Campground is now open. 

This new BC Parks RV Campground is located on Gibson Pass Road in Manning Park Resort 4 km off Hwy #3. This year-round RV Campground is next to the Lightning Lake Day Use Area. With over 90 sites in the summer and 60 sites in the winter, this year-round location is sure to be an immediate favourite with all visitors of E.C Manning Park.

The RV Campground features large pull-through and back-in sites. All winter sites offer full services with 50-amp power, water, and sewer. The 32 summer use sites have 30-amp power, water and sewer. A large, bright modern washhouse is available year-round.

Rates and Reservations

There are nightly sites, weekly sites, and long-stay monthly sites available. Rates can be found on our website.
Reservations for the winter season are now open.

For more information and to reserve your stay, visit https://www.manningpark.com/skyview/ or www.bcparks.ca.

 

The campground offers a great location and access to all of Manning Park Resort’s winter activities. Once ski season is open, there will be a daily shuttle that will take you from Skyview to the ski area and lodge area throughout the day.

The cross-country trail from the Nordic Center at Manning Park Resort goes right through the campground in the winter, taking cross-country skiers to the higher elevations. The proximity to Lightning Lake also offers great snowshoeing access. A shovel is recommended as it does snow!

As the name of the RV campground suggests, the location offers great views of the sky, with very limited surrounding lights. Bringing a camping chair is suggested for evening stargazing.

In summer, a large new playground has been built for kids, and hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming at Lightning Lake are just a few steps away.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at Skyview RV Campground this winter!

 

Make Your Reservation at Skyview RV Campground!

Manning Park Resort has officially resumed operations!

Manning Park Resort has officially resumed operations! The Resort, as well as many of the Provincial campgrounds are ready to welcome guests back, with increased precautions, cleaning and protocols surrounding COVID-19.

The Resort’s accommodations with its newest Premium cabins, lodge rooms, Standard cabins and chalets are open for reservations. Food service is available at the Pinewoods Dining Room and the outdoor patio for dine-in and take-out; as well as the Country Store.

Open for Family Getaways

“We think our guests are going to be really excited to get out and explore their local area this spring and summer,” says General Manager, Vern Schram, “Manning Park Resort offers a great opportunity to get some exercise and fresh air while staying comfortably either in the Resort or camping. Our cabin facilities are perfect for a family getaway, and we have a lot more availability for this summer, as most of our group and wedding reservations have postponed their events into the future.”

To comply with stringent housekeeping processes, some availability in the Resort is altered, and the Loon Lagoon Pool and Last Resort group facility are not open. We are hoping to resume operations in the Bear’s Den July 1.
“We hope that guests will see the increased precautions for COVID-19 in place and feel confident that we’re making our guest and staff safety our priority,” says Schram.

Provincial Park is Open

The trails are open for hiking and mountain biking and the boathouse has opened seven days a week for canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. With over 300km of hiking trails, it’s easy to stay naturally socially distant, while finding space to connect with your family. More trail information can be found at the Visitor Centre which is open weekends in June.

Interpretive programs are scheduled to go ahead as planned, with some minor changes to group size and schedule. These free programs that introduce people of all ages to the flora and fauna in the park, will begin in July.

The EC Manning Provincial campgrounds are starting to open in the park, with Coldspring and Mule Deer campgrounds open for reservations, and for first come, first serve walk-ins. Lightning Lake and the first loop of Hampton campgrounds are scheduled to open later this month. Parts of Hampton will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to an excessive amount of hazard trees.

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.

Early, Early Bird Season Pass Sale until June 30th

Now is the time to buy your Winter 2019/20 season pass to Manning Park Resort!

Our best rates are on now, but only until June 30th. Buy your Early, Early Bird season for your Alpine or Nordic season pass.

Buy Alpine                         Buy Nordic

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!

Buy Alpine

Buy Nordic

Early, Early Bird rate ends June 30th!

May Long Weekend Operations

Who’s ready for the May Long Weekend?! Here’s what we’ve got going on:

Campgrounds: Not only will Mule Deer, Hampton & Coldspring Campgrounds be open for business, but it looks like we are on track to open Lightning Lake Campground too! If Lightning Lake opens early, it will be first come, first serve until June 7th, after which it will be 100% reservable through Discover Camping. For more info on all our campgrounds, see our Camping page.

The Boathouse opens from 9am-6pm for canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and rowboats. The Boathouse is open weekends until June 29th, when it will be daily. Boat rentals are available from the Front Desk outside of these times.

The first Interpretive programs start! These free programs are for kids of all ages to learn about the amazing flora and fauna in the park in fun and interesting ways. They run weekends from May 18-June 23, and daily from June 29-Sept. 1. Look for weekly posted schedules (& online) to know when and where to meet for talks.

Manning Park Visitor Centre is open May 17th.  Open 9am-6pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 15 then daily during the summer months.  Stop off here for information on camping, hiking, mountain biking, backcountry camping fees, fishing licenses and much more.

Happy May Long Weekend!

(May 13, 2019)

Spring Wildlife & Upcoming Projects this May

Our resident Columbian ground squirrels have woken up from their long hibernation and you will see them around the Resort and at Lightning Lake. These fellows are Manning Park’s most popular wildlife. Despite their apparent tameness, they are still wild animals! Please don’t feed them!

Spring has definitely arrived at Manning Park Resort! The park is coming alive with lots of wildlife, Lightning Lake is completely free from ice, and more hiking trails are accessible.

This month, we look forward to celebrating Mom with a special Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th, and the May Long Weekend will be here before you know it!
May 18th marks the kickoff to the camping season and the Boathouse opens for canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and rowboat rentals. Our first interpretive programs start May 18th, running weekends until June 29th, when they will be daily.

  • Keep an eye on our social media for the exact dates of the opening of our campgrounds, as well as the seasonal opening of the Cascade Lookout road.

We’ve got great rates on accommodation right now. Make a weekend of it with our B&B package or our Romance Package (with sparkling wine and strawberries!) Also check out our Dark Sky Discount, and learn why Manning Park is an incredible place to watch the stars!

Premium Cabin Construction – April 30, 2019

Upcoming Projects

Spring is also the time we get underway with our big projects, and here is what we have in the works right now:

  • More premium cabin construction! Work has begun this spring, and we’re hoping to have some open for next Christmas, but there is no confirmed date on this, yet.
  • New Quad Chair: The Orange Chair is no more, (it was a lot of fun watching the chairs go to their new homes!) and we are excited that our new Doppelmayr quad chairlift has arrived and work has commenced. There is a lot of construction happening at the ski hill right now, and we can’t wait to show you the progress! We will keep you posted.
  • In addition to the new quad chair, we are also building a new Rental Shop & Ticket Office building that will replace the existing buildings.
  • New staff accommodations – we are making investments in our staff by bringing in 5 new buildings into staff accommodation.

We are striving to create a bright future for Manning Park Resort for our guests and our staff. Thank you for your support in these exciting endeavours!

See you this spring at Manning Park Resort!

Winners of the #IRodetheOrangeChair Photo & Story Contest

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!

The dates of the Auction are: 
Auction 1: March 23 at 8am to March 30 at 8pm: https://www.32auctions.com/orangechairauction1
Auction 2: April 1 at 8am to April 6 at 8pm. https://www.32auctions.com/orangechairauction2