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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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”
“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!
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.
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!