Manning Park Chalet #1
Dates: January 19-21, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
Duration/Depart Time: 2 Nights
Type: Classic, Skate, Downhill, Snowshoeing
Pick-up Location & Times: TBD
Trip Leader: Mo Iqbal, iqbal AT interchange.ubc.ca
Registration for this trip will take place at our Wine and Cheese Club Night to be held October 24, 2017.
We stay at a chalet in the hub of Manning Park. The chalet accommodates 14 people with a variety of sleeping arrangements and contains a full kitchen and living room. The chalet is near the Manning Park Lodge that has a restaurant, pub, swimming pool and hot tub. Saturday evening is a highlight with our famous potluck dinner.
Because we car-pool for this trip, you can arrive at Manning Park early Friday and get a full day of skiing. If you can’t leave until the afternoon, then you might want to join the day's après-ski activities when you arrive.
Manning Park Resort offers a variety of scenic trails with beautiful backdrops, and a wide range of options for enjoying the out-of-doors. For cross-country skiers, there are 64 kilometers of groomed trails suitable for both classic and skate skiing. A free shuttle to the Gibsons Pass Ski area (or with the Skiers bus to Strawberry Flats) allows cross-country skiers the option of a one-way ski back to the lodge. For snowshoers, there is an extensive flagged trail system that meaners through scenic parkland. Alpine skiers can enjoy the terrain at Gibsons Pass Ski area. For cross-country skiers, your day pass includes a t-bar ride to the alpine area cafeteria where you can purchase a hot lunch or enjoy your brown-bag lunch.
On average, Manning Park receives 546 centimeters of annual snowfall. When snow conditions are poor in other regions, Manning Park with its' higher elevations offers skiable snow. At the end of a great day relax by the stone fireplace at the Manning Park Lodge, or check out the cozy Bears Den Pub.