Manning Park ready to open ski runs

Full-time operations of the ski area to commence on Dec. 21

The alpine ski area at Manning Park Resort is scheduled to open this weekend for the season.

The ski area will be closed Dec. 17-20, but will commence full-time operations on Dec. 21.

Several holiday events are planned this year including:

Dec. 23 – Come down to the Tamarack room between 7-9 p.m. to build your lantern for the Torch Light Parade. Cost is $10 for families, or $5 for individuals.

Dec. 24 – Come see the Torch Light Parade take place up on the ski hill.

Dec. 25 – Ski/board with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 26 – A magical nordic ski through trails lit by lantern light. Hot chocolate and marshmallows will be served by the fire in the Strawberry Flats Warming Hut afterward.

Dec. 28 – Full Moon snowshoe your. Tour the park by the light of the moon. Cost is $30 per person ($100 for a family) and includes rental, guide and hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire. Sign up at the Nordic Centre prior to 4 p.m. Bring your own mug to receive 10 per cent off.

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve snowshoe tour. Explore the world of nocturnals as you ring in the new year. Cost is $30 per person or $100 for a family.

For more information, visit manningpark.com.