It may be raining in the Fraser Valley but it’s snowing at local ski resorts. Hemlock, Baker and Manning are covered in snow. Featured today is Manning Resort.
Alpine Ski Area
The Alpine Area is open for business
Manning Park Resort’s ski area is located in the Gibson Pass Valley, approximately 15 kms south of the resort. Gibson Pass road is maintained by BC Highways but is second priority to Hwy #3, therefore, conditions are variable and snow tires and chains are strongly recommended.
The Nordic Centre is open for business
Please note that the Gibson Pass road and the Lightening Lake day use access road are both maintained by BC Highways, however, are second priority to Hwy #3, therefore, conditions are variable and snow tires and chains are strongly recommended.
Conditions page is updated between 5am and 6am and again between 8am and 8:30am.
Current Alpine Snow Conditions
For the detailed Snow Report, click here
Date : Jan 28, 2013 Time: 5:47am
Manning Park Resort
Manning Park Resort in the Cascade Mountains near the British Columbia/Washington border east of Hope offers downhill skiing and snowboarding, and is the premier cross-country and snowshoeing destination in southwestern British Columbia. The resort is accessed off the Crowsnest Highway 33 on the border between the tourism regions of Thompson Okanagan and Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and offers more than 62 miles (100 km) of ungroomed beginner, intermediate, and advanced cross-country ski trails, as well as snowshoeing opportunities.
For downhill skiers and snowboarders, the Gibson Pass Ski Area, a private operation located in the park, offers a variety of slopes and runs with its two chairlifts, T-bar and beginners’ handle tow. It also features a ski school, groomed and track-set cross-country ski trails, equipment rentals, a day lodge, and day care. Total vertical drop here is 1,417 feet (431 m). Manning Park Resort is located in Manning Provincial Park on Highway 3, 40 miles (63 km) east of Hope and approximately 140 miles (220 km) east of Vancouver (3 hours).
Winter camping for self-contained units is available at the Lightning Lake day-use area, and for tenters there is the Lone Duck winter camping area. The extensive trail system of the Cascade Provincial Recreation Area, which is accessed from Hwy 3 in Manning Provincial Park, provides the opportunity for ski touring, but no huts or shelters are available.
Winter Camping Reservations Please call 1-800-689-9025 at Discover Camping (discovercamping.com)
To check on conditions throughout the Fraser Valley simply check out Today’s Ski Report.