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Grand Opening of the Bear Chair & Ski Area Opening!

This is what we have all been waiting for!
With a big snowstorm in the forecast this week, we are scheduling the opening of the Manning Park Resort ski area for this Saturday, December 21st.

This will be the Grand Opening of our brand new quad chairlift – the Bear Chair. 

Join us for a ceremony at 8:40am to officially open the new Bear Chair, and the start of the winter season. Meet at the bottom of the Bear Chair.

Refreshments will be served near the new Alpine Guest Services building from 8am; have your gear ready to go and catch one of the first chairs up!
Season passes will also be available for pick up in the new Alpine Guest Services building.


With conditions looking favourable, we are hoping to open the Bear Chair, as well as the Blue Chair, Handle Tow and T-bar for this weekend. (Not all terrain is expected to be open) The Polar Coaster is not yet open.

The ski area will open 7 days a week starting December 21st. We will post operations on our new website on our Weather, Webcams & Trail Status page.

The Nordic trails will also be groomed on our upper trails around Strawberry Flats. We will open up as much as we are able to. The Nordic Centre will open 7 days a week starting December 21st for cross-country tickets lessons and rentals, as well as snowshoe tickets and rentals.

We’ve got great holiday events coming up too that you can check out and register for on our website.

Let’s get started with this epic winter! See you this weekend!

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