Manning Park Resort, Manning Park, BC

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Manning Park Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Manning Park Resort is located in the Northern Cascade Mountains of the E.C. Manning Provincial Park, east of Hope. The Hope-Princeton Highway or Highway 3, which passes through the Manning Park Provincial Park […]

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Manning Park Resort in British Columbia and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Manning Park Resort is located in the Northern Cascade Mountains of the E.C. Manning Provincial Park, east of Hope. The Hope-Princeton Highway or Highway 3, which passes through the Manning Park Provincial Park opened in 1949 to provide easy access from the coast to the interior of British Columbia. The opening of the highway allowed outdoor enthusiasts easy access to enjoy the over 70,000 hectares of E.C. Manning Provincial Park. The park opened in 1941 and was named in honor of the Chief Forester of British Columbia, Ernest C. Manning. After the park had opened, this incredibly beautiful area began to attract regular visitors who enjoyed the abundance of summer activities. However, winter recreation was still limited at this time. Finally, Manning Park Resort was created when a small hotel opened in the late 1950’s; this allowed Manning Park to become more than a just day recreation area for people to enjoy. As winter recreation was beginning to be promoted throughout the province, Manning Park Resort with its natural beauty, snow quality, accessibility and selection of terrain in Gibson’s Pass was the perfect location to open a ski facility. Gibson’s Pass, where the ski area is located, is 10km/6mi from the main area of the Manning Park Resort and Highway 3. The ski area opened in the 1960’s with humble beginnings, offering several rope tows and a few trails. Manning Park Resort ski area now enjoys skiing and snowboarding on two mountain peaks that are serviced by the Blue and Orange chairlifts. On a sunny day, from almost anywhere on the slopes you will enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery to be found anywhere. Manning Park Resort ski area is a place where you can escape the crowds and enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with lots of great activities both on and off the slopes, plus great snow quality that is dry and light due to its remote location. At Manning Park Resort you’ll find a welcoming and authentic four-season experience that the whole family can enjoy, with easy access from both the coast and the interior of BC.

On the Slopes

Manning Park Resort ski area is geared toward providing an affordable, family-friendly experience that offers terrain on two mountain peaks that will rival any of it peers. It all starts with the learning area for those that are new to snow sports and want to gain the confidence before making their way to the terrain off the signature Blue and Orange chairlifts. Here, you’ll find several bowls; the Apple Bowl, Outer Apple Bowl and an upper hike to Apple Bowl area. Also, make sure you check out Featherstone and Featherstone Special, which are trails that offer a bowl-like appearance as they are wide open, offer great snow and provide a chance to make big turns.

If you are a terrain park enthusiast, take the time to discover the terrain park located near the Blue Chairlift which hosts many features, including the usual jibs and rails, plus unique to Manning Park Resort, a canoe.

The Snow School Team at Manning Park Resort is dedicated to helping skiers, and snowboarders get on the slopes for the first time or helping them improve their skills to get them to the next level. There are also programs for ages 2-6 years known as Kinder Ski and Mighty Bears.

Off the Slopes

Manning Park Resort provides several dining options. There is the Day Lodge located at the ski area that serves up all your favorite cafeteria-style food items when you need to recharge before returning to the slopes. At the main area of the resort, you will discover the Bears Den Pub that is always popular for that après’ ski experience. For more of a fine dining experience, the Pinewoods Dining Room is the place to enjoy an evening out. There is also the country grocery store that sells alcohol, souvenirs, postcards and other items to remember your visit to the resort.

Manning Park Resort makes your visit complete with many lodging options available when you want to wake up in this charming and elegant area with its relaxing experience free from all the distractions of everyday life (please note that Wi-Fi and cell service is limited). There are Lodge Rooms in the main building, Cabins and The Last Resort with a capacity to sleep, 50 people. For the serious winter enthusiast, there is winter ski in/ ski out RV hook-ups available at the ski area. Call the Resort for more information on this service.

It could be said that Manning Park Resort has VIP service with free Shuttle Service to the ski area and Nordic area warming hut. No need to try and find parking when you are staying at the resort. This convenient service gets you to the slopes faster.

Manning Park Resort ski area has childcare for those who want some time to enjoy the slopes without the worry of tending to their children. The Kiddie’s Korner Child Care Facility is there to help. Activities and games will allow your children to interact and socialize with others.

If you are interested in other snow sports activities, the list at Manning Park Resort is almost endless. There’s the always popular Polar Coaster Tubing suitable for the entire family. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on over 60kms of Nordic trails on the Lightning Lakes Trail System, outdoor ice skating, tobogganing and an indoor heated swimming pool located at the Loon Lagoon Recreation Center, plus much more.

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1434 ft / 437 m

Base Elevation:
4439 ft / 1353 m

Summit Elevation:
5873 ft / 1790 m

Skiable Area:
140 acres

Average Snowfall:
214 in / 544 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 35

Beginner: 8 (23%)

Intermediate: 11 (31%)

Advanced: 16 (46%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Abbotsford BC , 99mi / 158km

Nearest Major City:
Chilliwack BC, 74mi / 118km

Nearest Town/City:
Hope BC, 42mi / 68km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-330-3321

Direct Phone: 604-668-5922

Snow Phone: Visit Website

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 2 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 4

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 0

Doubles: 2

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Abbotsford Intl Airport  (YXX)
Distance: 99 mi / 158 km
Ranking: Limited Major Airline Use

Vancouver Intl Airport  (YVR)
Distance: 150 mi / 240 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Resort Shuttle Service

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Events Calendar

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