Manitoba Ski Pass: Get to Know the Hills

Posted November 27, 2023 | Author Jillian Recksiedler

Purchase the Manitoba Ski Pass and score discounts on lift tickets for your upcoming winter fun. Redeem this magical mobile savings pass at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort near Inglis, Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes near Falcon Lake, and Springhill Winter Park at Birds Hill this ski season.

Low angle of a skier carving down a slope wearing a black and red parka, helmet and goggles. Arms in the air holding poles.

For pricing and pass rules for purchasing a 30-day or 90-day ski pass, find out everything you need to know here. Meanwhile, here are some insider tips for trip planning and helping you decide which hill to visit and why:

Asessippi Ski Resort

Why go? Asessippi Ski Resort is the largest downhill experience in the heart of Canada (26 epic ski runs!). You'll even find many Saskatchewan neighbours on the slopes. Sure, you're skiing down into a river valley (versus down a mountain), but the panoramic views are something else.

Why it's the best for you: 5 black diamonds and two terrain parks for the show offs. If you've got a gaggle of teenagers, they'll love the challenges at this resort. There are also 3 chair lifts.

All the extras:
For non-skiers there are plenty of other rental options: snow bikes, fat bikes, snowshoes and sled dogs (think skates on snow). Asessippi also offers sit ski and adaptive ski equipment for those with mobility issues but still want the thrill of being on the slopes.

Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes

Why go? Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes is the go-to spot for families who want a cozy winter escape with a vintage Scandinavian vibe. It's tucked in the woods at the base of a gentle rock ridge, at the edge of a lake. The setting is enchanting.

Why it's the best for you:
It's a lovable ski resort that is so welcoming and accommodating to young families. Parents can feel confident the kids won't hurt themselves on these gentle slopes. Navigating the tow ropes and t-bar can be tricky for beginners, but all staff and guests are understanding and patient as you get your feet under you.

All the extras:
The tubing run is a blast for the littles. Cross-country ski trails are incredible here, too. Warm up with a specialty latte at the Owl Wing CoffeeHouse or a homemade burgers at Trails End Cafe in the vintage chalet. Picture windows make it easy for parents to keep an eye out.

Springhill Sports Park

Why go? Springhill Sports Park is so conveniently located close to Winnipeg that skiing here doesn't have to be a whole day affair. For a Winnipegger, it's easy to spend 2-3 hours on the slopes. For out-of-town families, you can add other attraction stops to your weekend itinerary.

Why it's the best for you:
The runs are straight and wide open. No one will get lost! It's super easy for tweens and teenagers to navigate on their own without parents needing to be on the slopes, too.

All the extras:
The terrain park is always bumping with snowboarders doing tricks. The tube run is really, really fast (tip: wear a helmet). Take a break in the cozy lodge, bar, and restaurant.

Of course, there are other popular other ski hills in Manitoba...but they aren't part of the Manitoba Ski Pass (just yet!).

Consider adding these destinations to your downhill skiing bucket list, too:

Holiday Mountain, La Rivière
Mystery Mountain Winter Park
, Thompson
Ski Valley, Minnedosa
Stony Mountain Ski Area
, Stony Mountain
Thunderhill Ski Area, Swan River

About The Author

Hi, I'm Jillian, a marketer, communicator, traveller and Manitoba flag waver. Growing up in rural Manitoba during the '80s means I have a penchant for daytrips, maps (the paper kind), and prairie sunsets. I never tire of sharing stories about my home.

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