Spring Fest
Mar 23 – Mar 24 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.

March 23 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!

Costumes and team spirit welcome! $15/pp, includes burger and prizes

March 24 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!



Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour – New Spring Break date!
Mar 27 all-day

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Event in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed!

Cost: $59/pp including snowshoe rentals. ($49/pp without rentals)

New online registration available! Sign up at:

Minimum age for evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.

Nordic Top to Bottom Fest
Mar 30 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. Costumes are encouraged!

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: [email protected]


Last Chair Fest
Mar 31 all-day

We invite you to 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. Hopefully, you have already heard the exciting news out of Manning Park Resort this year – we are taking down the iconic Orange Chair at the end of this season to be replaced in winter 2019/20 with a brand-new quad chairlift! Join us to celebrate and send the Orange Chair off in style!

The Orange Chair was installed in 1970 so show us your best retro clothes from that era to get $10 off your lift ticket. 

Contest: Who has the oldest Manning Park season pass? Show us your oldest season pass at the Ticket Office for a chance to win a commemorative Orange Chair t-shirt!

3pm: Toast at the Top of the Orange Chair: Plan to be at the top at 3pm for a celebration and a toast to the Orange Chair for the “End of an Era”

We are so excited about the new quad, but we also recognize how iconic and special the Orange Chair has been for our guests and Manning Park for the 49 years that it has been in service. We know how much you love and treasure the memories you’ve created on the Orange Chair and at Manning Park Resort, and we’re grateful to share many of those awesome memories with you.

This is also Season Passholder Appreciation day (current season passholders get a free burger & ride the Polar Coaster for free!)

See you on the slopes on March 31st to celebrate the last day of the season, and the last day of the Orange Chair!



Last day of Ski hill operations
Mar 31 all-day

Scheduled Manning Park Ski hill closure for the season. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing continue as the conditions allow.

Our accommodation, restaurant and other amenities will also continue to remain open.


Season Pass Holder Appreciation Day
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1542328496861{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]We want to thank all our season pass holders for your continuing support and to celebrate a great season!

Bring your season pass, and join us for a BBQ burger on March 31st – our treat. Plus ride the Polar Coaster for free!

Loon Lagoon Closed for Maintenance
Apr 1 – Apr 14 all-day

Please note: Loon Lagoon Pool and Recreation Facility is closed for maintenance from March 31st in the afternoon, until April 13th. 

This is an entire facility closure, which includes the pool, hot tubs, steam room, sauna and exercise facility. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

Guided Snowshoe Tour
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Enjoy a winter tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience snowshoeing after dark with our Starlight Guided Snowshoe Tour.

Join our experienced guides for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars.

Trek through powder christened pines across snow crested fields. Return to the Nordic Centre later for a hot drink.

Cost: $30 per person, includes snowshoe rentals. $20 per person, if you bring your own snowshoes. Sign up in advance at the Nordic Centre.

Hope Mountain Centre’s Manning Park Bird Blitz
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Hope Mountain Centre hosts British Columbia’s longest-running bird count offering an exciting weekend of birding in the park; open to novices, experts, and everyone in between!

Sign up in advance with Hope Mountain Centre at: 

Accommodation discount applies to participants! Book early to ensure availability.

Hope Mountain Centre

Manning Park 10km & 21km Trail Race – from Fraser Valley Trail Races
Jul 27 all-day

This is a new 10km & 21km trail race through Manning Park, presented by Fraser Valley Trail Races.

See all the info and register at:

“Manning Park is an absolute treasure in the heart of the Cascade Mountains! It has rewarding elevation gains, viewpoints that will leave you breathless, and mile after mile of gorgeous single track cutting through valleys, around lakes and over rivers. Racing in Manning Park is a great opportunity to make a fun get away with family and/or friends. Besides the trails, there’s a beautiful campground and resort with cabins where you can stay the weekend, a gorgeous lake to canoe and swim in, and plenty of trails to bring your bike to enjoy a ride!

We are excited to share this beautiful part of BC with you, and whether you run the 10 km trails around Lightning Lake, or challenge the 21 km route, you will finish your race with a new appreciation for being “a world away”, even if just for a couple hours! But of course, we hope you’ll stay a bit longer to enjoy even more of Manning on your own.

All of our races are sanctioned through BC Athletics.

Thank you for considering Fraser Valley Trail Races and we hope to see you at any of our events in 2019.

Questions? Please email either of the FVTR race directors Jenny ([email protected]) and Katrina ([email protected]). We hope to hear from you and see you on course!”