The new Bear Chair at Manning Park arrived just in time for massive snowfall amounts. (Submitted photo)

Quad chair at Manning Park opened in time for massive snowfall

Ski hill’s new Bear Chair replaced iconic orange lift that was retired last season

It bodes well for the ski season that Manning Park Resort opened the brand new Bear Chair quad lift amid an incredible snowstorm that dumped nearly 150cm of snow in a 48-hour period.

The season started with a huge amount of snow and hasn’t stopped throughout the holidays.

Skiers and snowboarders have been treated to big powder days, with an accumulated 100cm that has fallen in the past week alone.

This season marks the grand opening of the Bear Chair, Manning’s new quad chairlift, which replaced the iconic Orange Chair that was retired at the end of last season.

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“In addition to the Bear Chair,” says General manager, Vern Schram, “there are major changes at the resort this winter, including a brand new Alpine Guest Services at the ski area for tickets, lessons and rentals, and an additional eight premium cabins recently completed at the resort and open for reservations.”

Schram acknowledged all the work put in by Manning Park Resort staff to stay on top of the incredible amount of snowfall over the holiday season, as well as all the highway crews that worked to keep the highways safe.

He says, “A huge thank you to everyone for all their help! You are all rock stars!”

The ski area is now open seven days a week for the season, with mid-week Stay & Play accommodation packages available, and weekend family events throughout the winter. Cross-country, snowshoe and snow tubing are also open with exceptional conditions.


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