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Manitoba Ski Resort Cancels Upcoming Season

August 9, 2021 5:45 PM | News

Holiday Mountain Resort

Holiday Mountain ski resort has cancelled the upcoming 2021 winter season amid ongoing dry weather conditions. (HOLIDAYMOUNTAIN.COM)

One Manitoba ski resort has cancelled its upcoming winter season due to the ongoing drought in the province.

Holiday Mountain in La Rivière said Monday without the ability to make snow, the resort won’t be opening.

“The unprecedented drought conditions across Southern Manitoba have significantly impacted the resort’s ability to make snow,” the statement read.

“Unfortunately, Holiday Mountain is suspending operations for the upcoming winter.”

In a follow-up post on Twitter, the resort said it uses “17 million gallons of water for snowmaking and the Pembina River is so dry you can walk across it.”

“No chance of that kind of recovery in the next few months. We’re talking 10+ feet below normal.”

The resort said it hopes to see everyone in December 2022.

The dry weather conditions in Manitoba has led to some waterways drying up, including parts of the Assiniboine River near the Assiniboine Park footbridge, as well as near Headingley.

The town of Morden has even implemented local restrictions to conserve water in their community.

Holiday Mountain Closure

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