“THERE IS IN THE UNIVERSE NEITHER CENTRE NOR CIRCUMFERENCE. ” ~ Giordani Bruno
The coldest time of the year is upon us, and the long nights that accompany the Winter Season are the best time to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of our stars and planets. Gaze up in wonder at a celestial show above, painted with twinkling stars against a canvas of dark night sky.
SPOT THE BRIGHTEST PLANETS IN JANUARY
At the beginning of January, four planets will be visible in the evening sky: Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. Mars will be particularly bright during this time, so be sure to catch it while you can!
Observe the slight variations in colour between ochre Mars and the yellow-orange Lucida of Taurus. The Red Planet’s disk spans about 14 arcseconds and is large and close enough to be viewed in detail through a telescope.
Interested in exploring the night sky? You can rent a telescope at Manning Park and discover the wonders of the universe for yourself!
Take a trip to Manning Park and stay in BC Park’s fully serviced Skyview RV Campground. Named because the stargazing is SO great in this location!
62 Campsites are available in the Winter and 92 sites in the Summer. All campsites have hook-ups for water, power (50-amp) and sewer. Skyview Campground is near Lightning Lake, and has a heated shower building for your enjoyment.
At Manning Park, you can spend your days carving down the slopes, gliding across 60km’s of Nordic trails, snowshoeing the tranquil beauty of the Cascade Mountains and unwinding by your campfire while covered in a blanket of stars.
(Pro-Tip: Bring your camping chair to enjoy the cosmos from your campsite)
NEW PRIVATE TOURS & A PERFECT STARGAZING OPPORTUNITY
Enjoy the beauty of the star-filled night sky, while snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Manning Park. These events offer a unique and magical experience, perfect for all ages and experience levels. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and marvel at the celestial wonders above.
Private Snowshoe Tour + Chocolate Fondue:
2-Hour Private Guided Tour followed by a Chocolate Fondue in our Bears Den Pub.
$65/per person (minimum 4 people)
Private Snowshoe Tour + Wine & Charcuterie Board:
2-Hour Private Guided Tour followed by Wine & Charcuterie Board in our Bears Den Pub. $79/per person (minimum 4 people)
Private Snowshoe or Cross-Country Guide:
$60/Hour (2-Hour minimum requirement)
To reserve your Private Experience, please Email: email@example.com
ASTRONOMY NEWS AND MORE…
TOP 10 SKY EVENTS OF 2023
There are three major meteor showers, including the Perseids, arriving with the Moon mostly out of the way this year.
If you’re wondering where to find the Big Dipper or have noticed a reddish dot above you and want to know more, a stargazing app can be a helpful tool. Simply download one to your phone and have access to a wealth of information about the celestial objects visible in the sky.
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.
Now in its 4th year, we are thrilled to be part of the @Indyskipass as it heads into its BIGGEST winter season yet. Offering 2 days of skiing per location, at more than 100+ independent resorts and counting. We are proud to be a part of something that aligns with our roots.
The best part is, our pass holders will get exclusive access to the AddOn Indy pass for nearly 30% off. Uncover the joy of skiing and riding at an independent ski resort and join the Indy Revolution today.
Follow the #IndyRevolution on Facebook and Instagram @Indyskipass
Reservations are not required at Manning Park Resort for Indy Pass users.
Indy Pass now offers a network of top cross-country resorts from across North America. All Indy Pass holders will receive two trail passes at each resort in addition to their 2 days at downhill resorts.
Indy Pass developed the program in partnership with the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) and will donate 10% of pass sales to the non-profit group.
The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as new instructors in the industry. Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.
15 years of age on the first day of the course (ID must be presented on Day 1)
Must be fluent in either English or French
Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain