Manning Park Resort, British Columbia

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Manning Park Resort in BC and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 1417ft/432m, total trails 34, closest airport 99mi/158km, lifts 4, lodging & more. The resort is located in the Northern Cascade Mountains of the E.C. Manning Provincial Park, east of Hope. Manning Park Provincial Park opened in 1941 and was named in honor of […]

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Manning Park Resort in BC and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 1417ft/432m, total trails 34, closest airport 99mi/158km, lifts 4, lodging & more.

The resort is located in the Northern Cascade Mountains of the E.C. Manning Provincial Park, east of Hope. Manning Park Provincial Park opened in 1941 and was named in honor of the Chief Forester of British Columbia, Ernest C. Manning.

After the park 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 Lodge 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 offers skiing and snowboarding on two mountain peaks that are serviced by a double and fixed quad chairlift. 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.

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. -- great deals on flights & more

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 its peers. It all starts with the learning area for those who want to gain the confidence before making their way to the terrain off of the Blue double chairlift and the main quad chairlift.
  • The ski area features the Apple and Outer Apple Bowl along with the 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, help them improve their skills or get them to the next level. There are also programs for ages 2-6 years known as Kinder Ski and Mighty Bears.
  • Manning Park Resort offers many lodging options 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.

Off the Slopes

  • Manning Park Resort provides several options for food and beverage, in the Day Lodge at the ski area serves up all your favorite cafeteria-style food items, and at the main area of the resort, near the highway, 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.
  • 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 a childcare facility. The Kiddie’s Korner Child Care Facility has activities and games will allow your children to interact and socialize with others.
  • If you are interested in other snow sports activities, check out the Polar Coaster Tubing located at the ski area, suitable for the entire family.
  • Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing on over 60kms of trails on the Lightning Lakes Trail System, outdoor ice skating, tobogganing and an indoor heated swimming pool located at the Loon Lagoon Recreation Center.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1417 ft / 432 m

Base Elevation:
4451 ft / 1357 m

Summit Elevation:
5868 ft / 1789 m

Skiable Area:
140 acres

Average Snowfall:
296 in / 752 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 34

Beginner: 8 (23%)

Intermediate: 11 (31%)

Advanced: 15 (46%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: 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

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 11 to Mar 28

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 4

Quad Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 2


Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-330-3321

Direct Phone: 604-668-5922

Snow Phone: Visit Website

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Ski Resort Shuttle


More Helpful Links

A Day at Manning Park Resort

Nearby Lodging