CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Course – DATE CHANGE
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

Become a Ski Instructor by taking the CSIA level 1 course! Improve your skiing skills and learn how to share them with others.

This course is perfect for retirees who love to ski, or students looking for a part-time job in a great winter environment. As a bonus to high school students – you also get 2 high school credits upon completion of the course.

Combine your love of skiing with a fun part-time job – become a Ski Instructor by taking the Canadian Ski Instructor Association (CSIA) level 1 course!


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Register on line at www.snowpro.com  Participants will receive 50% off lift tickets during the course.  Any questions?  Email our snow school director at snowschool@manningpark.com.

Moonlight Ski Down
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy a winter tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience Nordic skiing in the magic of winter after dark with Manning Park Resort’s Moonlight Ski Down.

Moonlight SkiTake the shuttle bus to Strawberry Flats. Cross country ski 8km back down along South Gibson trail to the Lodge by the light of the full moon. Star watch by Lightning Lake.

Sign up in advance at the Nordic Centre to reserve your spot. This is an 8km ski, best for those with some experience.

Cost: $15 per person, includes classic cross country ski rentals, an evening trail pass, shuttle ride, and safety patrol. Prices adjusted accordingly if you bring your own skis.


CASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Course -CANCELLED
Mar 5 – Mar 8 all-day

Please note this course was cancelled. To inquire about other dates, please contacts snowschool@manningpark.com


Become a Snowboard Instructor by taking the CASI level 2 course! Improve your riding skills and learn how to share them with others.

Cost is $499 before Feb 12, 2018, $524 afterwards.

You should take this course if you are a Level 1 Instructor with some teaching experience, love to teach, and have a desire to take your teaching skills to the next level. You should be confident and comfortable demonstrating intermediate to advanced riding in corresponding terrain.

Combine your love of skiing with a fun part-time job – become a Snowboard Instructor by taking the Canadian Association Snowboard Instructors (CASI) level 2 course!


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Register on line at www.casi-acms.com Participants will receive 50% off lift tickets during the course.  Any questions?  Email our snow school director at snowschool@manningpark.com.

Bear Trap Telemark Festival
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

The Bear Trap Telemark Festival is a free heeling fiesta! The event includes a number of fun races, including a skin up race, slalom, freestyle and the famous tele obstacle course! Take part in a session to improve your tele skills or rip it up with your free heeling friends!

Generously sponsored by:

Valhalla Pure Outfitters-Abbotsford

Book accommodation for the weekend at: http://winter.manningpark.com/accommodations/

NEW! We now have online registration! Sign-up in advance to assure yourself one of our commemorative Bear Trap swag!

Registration coming soon for Bear Trap Telemark Festival at https://zone4.ca/

St. Paddy’s Snowshoe Stomp
Mar 17 all-day

Do the St. Paddy’s Snowshoe Stomp –  try this snowshoe scavenger hunt with a riddle twist!

We will have riddles hidden out along our snowshoe trails in the trail network around the Resort.  Participants can find the stations, solve the riddles and enter to win prizes.  Entry will be free with snowshoe rental, or if you have your own snowshoes, you can enter for $2 for individuals or $5 for a team.  The riddles will be up and entries will be accepted from 8:30am-6:30pm on March 17th.

Check in at the Manning Park Resort Nordic Centre for your riddle map.

More info:

Email: nordic@manningpark.com


Nordic Top to Bottom Fest
Mar 18 all-day

Challenge yourself and your friends with Manning Park’s Nordic Top to Bottom Fest. Time your skate or classic ski for the 8 km distance from the “top to the bottom”, from Strawberry Flats down to the Similkameen River in Manning Park Resort.

Register at the Nordic Centre from 9 – 10 am. Ride the Manning Park Resort shuttle bus up to Strawberry Flats, and relax in the warming hut until your start time. The course is open 11 – 1 pm.

Cost: $15 per run. Trail pass is not included.

After the race join us at the Nordic Centre for a free burger and prizes. This is a freestyle event: skate skiers and classic skiers are both welcome.

More info:

Email: nordic@manningpark.com

Nordic Top to Bottom Fest Race

Nordic Top to Bottom Fest Race

Never Ever Day! – Learn to Ski @ Manning Park Resort
Mar 19 all-day


If you have never skied before – this day is for you! Get involved and find out what this skiing stuff is all about!
Available for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing at Manning Park Resort!


Supported by the Canadian Ski Council. Sign up at: http://www.nevereverdays.com/ *

*This event is not offered in-house. Prior sign-up required through Nevereverdays.com is required.


Lantern Lit Ski
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a magical evening with our Lantern Lit Ski. We’re lighting an easy trail with lanterns for a night ski from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The event starts at the Nordic Centre at Manning Park Resort. All levels of cross country skiers can participate in this beautiful event.

The Lantern Lit Ski is free with a valid trail pass. Evening trail tickets and rentals (including headlamp rentals) are available at the Nordic Centre, open until 9:30 pm. Stop by for a free hot chocolate after the trail.

More info:

Email: nordic@manningpark.com

Spring Fest
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Come celebrate spring at Manning Park with the carnival-like atmosphere of some fun ski events. The Streak the Streak Race, the Slush Cup and the Dummy Downhill are all part of the rollicking good fun we have planned.

Registration for events is in the Daylodge from 8:30am.

Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous prize donations!
March 24 Streak-the-Streak Fun Race

This fun race will challenge any level of racer. Enter as an individual or gather your best buds and form a team of 3 to participate. Two chances to win!

If you can ride a blue square, you can do this race!

A team is comprised of:

  • a team of 3 persons
  • both genders, and
  • at least 2 of: (1) downhill skiing; (2) telemark skiing; and (3) snowboarding disciplines.

Costumes and team spirit welcome!

March 25 Slush Cup & Dummy Downhill

Dummy Downhill start @ 11:30am in Terrain Park area

Slush Cup start @ 1pm by Twin Tow building

BBQ on from 11am-2pm

Take part in the annual Dummy Downhill event!

Be devious, be crafty, be cute, be funny. Create the most ingenious downhill dummy your creative genius can fathom. Your dummy will ski down a hill, take a jump and then….well, we’ll see what happens!

Prizes for best jump. Public will vote on the best dummy.

We challenge you to try out the Slush Cup!

Will your jump clear the slushy pit, or will you test the temperature of its slushy waters? Prizes for best jumps. A wet-suited rescuer will be waiting in the wings in case the slush wins!

If you don’t want to risk a freezee baptism, we won’t blame you. Join the fun and watch the spectacle with rest of the crowd! Costumes welcome!


Easter Activities @ Nordic Centre
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

Hop into Easter at Manning Park Resort!

Find all the fun activities and info at the Nordic Centre from Friday-Monday. We have got crafts all weekend there, with create-your-own Easter baskets, egg decorating, colouring contests and more.

Find the laminated paper eggs out on the trails that can be redeemed for prizes at the Nordic Centre, and don’t miss the egg hunt and kid’s games on Easter Sunday!

April 1st – Easter Egg Hunt: 2 locations! Get your skis on and do Alpine & Nordic

10:30am Nordic Centre

Alpine:  egg hunt, a visit from the Easter bunny on skis and some easy crafts/colouring contest for kids through the Ticket Office or in the Daylodge.