Manning Park Resort (Gibson Pass)
Manning Park is a small resort near Princeton BC. It is split into three areas, the Orange Chair, Blue Chair and the Bunny Hill.
- 1 Location
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 Contacts
- 5 Planning
- 6 Resort Facilities
- 7 Ride Guide
- 8 Other
- 9 Resources
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.
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.
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).
Postal: 21-46244 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC V2T 1A5
The Manning Lodge offers 41 hotel rooms. There are various cotteges and cabins as well.
Adult: $40 on weekends, $25 on weekdays (bunny hill only is $22) Children 6 and under are free
$31 for group lessons and $55 for private lessons
Adults: $33 for a full package (ski + poles + boots / board + boots) Children 6 and under: $19
Walking, and a shuttle bus.
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.
- 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
Bars & Entertainment
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.
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.
There are many bowls, steep shoots and gladed runs at Manning Park, for skiers with a wild side.
Out of Bounds
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.
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
When there is enough snow, manning park has excellent powder.
Being located in a coniferous forest, some protection is afforded by the trees.
There is a tube run as well as a toboggan area.
Rain is uncommon during winter. Expect mostly clear visibility as the clouds usually stay above the peak.