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Wind Chill Forces Closure of Stony Mountain Ski Area

Wind Chill Forces Closure of Stony Mountain Ski Area

Stony Mountain Ski Area (HANDOUT)

An intense wind chill currently gripping southern Manitoba has at least one winter destination remaining closed.

Stony Mountain Ski Area won’t operate today as the wind chill hovers around -40. Boxing Day temperatures were sitting near -29°C this morning, with a forecasted high of around -23°C.

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Warm Weather Delays Opening of Stony Mountain Ski Area

Warm Weather Delays Opening of Stony Mountain Ski Area

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)
Stony Mountain Ski Area plans to open for the season on December 10. (HANDOUT)

Warmer than normal temperatures and a lack of snow on the ground has pushed back the opening day for Stony Mountain Ski Area.

Operators Heather Campbell-Dewar and Gary Dewar had hoped to have their hill open by December 3, but that won’t happen now until December 10.

Over at Holiday Mountain Resort near La Riviere, crews expect to have the hills ready for skiers and snowboarders by December 17.

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Ski Hills Opening as Manitoba Blanketed with New Snow

Ski Hills Opening as Manitoba Blanketed with New Snow

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort and Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)

It’s something winter ski enthusiasts have been waiting for and the big day is almost here.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort in western Manitoba and Stony Mountain Ski Area north of Winnipeg both plan to open for the season on Saturday.

A Colorado low weather system that dumped upwards of 25 cm on parts of the province between Wednesday and Thursday, paired with cooler temperatures, has created ideal skiing conditions.

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Driver Charged After Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 7

RCMP Crest LogoNo one was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday evening on Highway 7 south of Stony Mountain.

RCMP say just before 5:30 p.m. a Ford pickup truck was travelling south when it ran into the back of a Honda Civic. The car had stopped on the side of the highway to assist the driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix. The impact from the crash sent the Civic into the back of the Grand Prix. The Civic landed in the ditch, while the truck tipped on its side.

The 40-year-old man driving pickup truck has been charged driving imprudently.

— Staff

Ski Hill Welcoming Extended Winter Season

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)
Stony Mountain Ski Area (HANDOUT)

Local ski hills are rejoicing in this extended round of winter weather just one day before spring.

Stony Mountain Ski Area closed last year on March 17, but with the large dump of snow that southern Manitoba received on Monday, they’ll be running into early April.

“The current 15 centimetres of snow we received is going to make snow conditions this week awesome,” said Heather Campbell-Dewar, the hill’s co-owner. “The snow has also extended our season one week.”

Campbell-Dewar said this time last year many of their customers were skateboarding and playing golf.

Stony Mountain will host their annual Spring Break Snowboard Rail Jam this Sunday and will be open during spring break.

Stony Mountain Ski Area Opening on Saturday

Stony Mountain Ski Area Opening on Saturday

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open its hill for the season on Saturday, December 1.

Temperatures have been favourable and there’s a base of 40 centimetres of snow for winter enthusiasts to enjoy.

With more snow in the forecast for later this week, the conditions are looking ideal for those hitting the slopes.

The ski hill, located 11 kilometres north of the Perimeter Highway on Highway 7, will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

At least two runs will definitely open and staff say as many of four could be a go for this weekend.

Up-to-date run conditions are available at SkiStony.com.

Manitoba Ski Hill Brings Survivor Blanket to Canada

The Survivor Blanket reaches temperatures of up to 37°C once exposed to air. Stony Mountain Ski Area is one of the first retailers in Canada to carry the piece of emergency equipment. (HANDOUT)

A Stony Mountain, Manitoba company is one of the first retailers in Canada to carry an important piece of survival gear.

The Survivor Blanket is stored in a plastic pouch and accompanies most emergency/disaster kits. Once the pouch is opened, the blanket heats up when exposed to the air. The blanket heats up to 37°C or 100°F in 15 minutes and stays warm for 6-8 hours.

“We opened a blanket at 1 p.m. to demonstrate it to the ski areas and their emergency response teams,” said Robert Paige of the Manitoba Pro Ski Patrol.

Paige showed off the blanket recently to a meeting of the Saskatchewan/Manitoba ski areas.

“At midnight, 11 hours later, the blanket was still 30°C or 90°F.”

Stony Mountain Ski Area is currently selling the blankets at its resort and online for $10 to $35 depending on the size. The ski resort has already received interest from snowmobile clubs, EMS, fire departments and law enforcement to purchase Survivor Blankets for their vehicles and emergency kits.

The blankets have a shelf live of five years. A wearable vest model is also available.

Stony Mountain Ski Area Opening for the Season

Stony Mountain Ski Area Opening for the Season

Stony Mountain Ski Area will open on Saturday. (HANDOUT)

The temperatures may be above seasonal, but that hasn’t deterred Stony Mountain Ski Area from opening this weekend.

The ski hill located just north of Winnipeg will be up and running for the season on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, skiers can take advantage of reduced-price lift tickets, and the Drop Zone run. More runs will open as the ski season progresses.

Stony Mountain Ski Area is located 11 km north of the Perimeter Highway on Highway 7.

Up-to-date run conditions are available at SkiStony.com.

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