Manning Park Resort (Gibson Pass)

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Manning Park
Resort Summary
Resort Name Manning Park Resort (Gibson Pass)
Location {{{location}}}
Resort Altitude {{{altitude}}}
Winter Season
Terrain Overall:
Beginner:
Intermediate:
Advanced:
Lift System 4 (2 double, 1 rope, 1 T-bar)
Highest Lift Orange Chair
Lowest Lift Rope Tow
Vertical 437 m (1417 ft)
Longest Run Horseshoe Trail
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks 1
Snow Sports Skating (outdoors), tubing, snowshoe
Facilities Liscenced day lodge, rental shop, cafeteria, ski school, child minding
Nearest Town Princeton
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day ${{{lift_adult_5day}}}
Adult 1 Day $40
Child 5 Day ${{{lift_child_5day}}}
Child 1 Day $free


Overview 

Manning Park is a small resort near Princeton BC. It is split into three areas, the Orange Chair, Blue Chair and the Bunny Hill.

Location

Manning Park is located along the Hope-Princeton Highway. It is roughly 35 minutes away from Princeton, and 40 minutes away from Hope. The road conditions vary, but expect a trip of about 2-3 hours from Vancouver during winter.

Pros

If you ski at Manning Park, you will be able to enjoy short lift lines, good snow, a mountain that isn't crowded, and a decent variety of terrain.


Cons

Manning Park is a small resort. If you are at the beginner level, you will have less runs to choose from (however, most intermediate runs are not difficult). The lifts are along the lines of any non-express lift. Most of the black runs are all on a hill that has no direct lift access (you must hike from the peak on the Orange chair).

Contacts

Phone: 12508408822

Snowphone: 16047956101

Fax: 12508408848

Postal: 21-46244 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC V2T 1A5

Planning

Getting There

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Accommodation

On Mountain

The Manning Lodge offers 41 hotel rooms. There are various cotteges and cabins as well.

Off Mountain

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Lift Tickets

Adult: $40 on weekends, $25 on weekdays (bunny hill only is $22) Children 6 and under are free

Ski School

$31 for group lessons and $55 for private lessons

Equipment Hire

Adults: $33 for a full package (ski + poles + boots / board + boots) Children 6 and under: $19

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

Walking, and a shuttle bus.

Parking

There is one main parking lot at the hill, as well as one for RVs. Numerous parking lots can be found on the road to the hill, for cross-country skiers.

Activities

- Loon Lagoon, has full sized indoor swimming pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna - Game room in lodge, has ping pong, and various arcade games - Skating Rink, outdoors, - Polar Coaster Tube Park, 4 runs, only good when the snow is fast, offers tube lift

Dining

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Bars & Entertainment

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Shopping

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Children

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Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

There are not many begginer areas at Manning Park, but all of them are very good. The bunny hill provides two runs, a very easy begginer run, and a more advanced begginer run. There is ar ope tow and t-bar at the bunny hill. The Blue Chair has a begginer run, the Wagon Trail. This can be very good for people that are beyond the bunny hill, but can get crowded. The Horseshoe trail on the Orange Chair is the most advanced begginner run. It is very good, but the begginning is very flat, and can involve a lot of walking. There are various small runs on the orange chair for skiers of the begginner ability, but the Horseshoe is the main one.

Groomed Runs

There are several groomed runs at Manning Park. The grooming can be done really well, but there are times when the groomed areas anren't wide enough. Many runs have inconsistoncy of if they're groomed or not.

Off Piste

There are many bowls, steep shoots and gladed runs at Manning Park, for skiers with a wild side.

Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

Manning Park offers a wide variety of Nordic Sking, for cross country skiers of any ability.

Parks & Pipes

Manning Park has a terrain park with a great variety of rails and jumps, for all skill levels.

Bumps

There is a decent variety of mogul runs. Some runs have monster moguls, and some have small, begginner moguls. This is great for anyone wanting to lean moguls

Powder Zones

When there is enough snow, manning park has excellent powder.

Sheltered Runs

Being located in a coniferous forest, some protection is afforded by the trees.

Snowplay

There is a tube run as well as a toboggan area.

Other

Weather

Rain is uncommon during winter. Expect mostly clear visibility as the clouds usually stay above the peak.

Geography

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History

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Resources

Maps

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