Operating a skihill is tough work-especially when you add a few grey hairs to the mix….Thank you for a fabulous opening to our 31st season as owners and an amazing Christmas. As we mentioned at the beginning of the season we are going to take 2 weeks to recharge from Jan. 7 – 23rd. We will be re-opening for night skiing on Friday January 24th and Edgemasters, Mogul Mice, Snowriders and Fundamentalz Freestyle ski program for kids will start the weekend of Jan 25th. There is still room to register. Stay warm and we’ll see you soon! Heather, Gary & Camryn
What great weather and a great way to spend the day with the family. We also have snowboard and ski camps this week so if you have to work the kids can play and learn a new sport! Mother Nature has been amazing this holidays serving up beautiful weather. The snow is in great shape and we are adding features to the snowboard terrain park on a daily basis.
2019-2020 Season Kicks off this Saturday at 10 am. Just the rope will be going and sleep in rates are in place for the day! Dropzone & Camrun’s will be the 2 runs open as we continue our snowmaking operations to get the rest of the hill and lifts open. Some park features will be set up.
See you on the snow!
HI, Sorry for the delay in getting things updated for this season. We had a few things to work through and then Heather has been busy scouting and location managing for the movie industry. Mother Nature has not been cooperating for snowmaking however. We need -10 or colder and she’s just doing it in short snaps. We wish that 3 feet of snow we got in October would have waited until now! Stay tuned-we hope to open Nov. 30th weather pending.
Check our hours of operation and please note that we will be closed Jan 6 – 16th.
Pray for snow and we look forward to seeing you soon,
Heather, Gary & Camryn
Great weather-excellent pond-the Blue Bird Sky type of Day was perfect to end the season. Thanks to Global TV, CTV and CBC for coming out and getting some vintage coverage of the wipeouts!
Click on link to View some great coverage of Slush Cup:
Have a great spring, summer & Fall,
Heather, Gary & Camryn
Today 10 am – 5 pm Last day to ride.
Slush Cup at 1:30 pm.
Thanks again for your support over the years.
Have a great spring, summer,
Gary, Heather & Camryn
The last 2 days of the season are this weekend! The snow has held up really well and we even got 3 cm of fresh snow this morning. As per usual we will have Slush Cup on sunday-as we always say-the season’s not over until someone gets wet!
It was a crazy season with all the cold weather and windchill closures. Sorry for that-Mother Nature through a lot of challenges at local ski areas this year.
Tomorrow is our last Bonus Day for the season. The snow will be fresh groomed and the temperatures just perfect for Spring Skiing. MIght be a good day to call in for a mental health day :). Get ready for your spring break trip. Sleep in rates for rentals and lifts. We will be open this Sat. & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Night skiing is over for the season.
Slush cup date is still to be determined as we keep a close eye on the weather.
Friday nights are for fun and unwinding at the end of the week. Friday Night Family Fun Package
We start with a bonus day Friday Feb. 15th and Night skiing 6:30 – 10 pm with great deals on our Family Fun Package! Then Sat. & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Try a pair of snowshoes and channel your inner Coer de Bois (Voyager). Lots of snow and great trekking around Stony! Monday is Louis Riel Day and we are open. What a great way to celebrate than order that Large Poutine! Only 6 more weeks of winter- gotta do it!
We have had enough of this cabin fever! We are opening Sat. January 26th 10 am – 5 pm.
Both Lifts are operating and all runs are open!
WE will be closed Dec. 31st and January 1st due to extreme windchills! Stay warm welcoming in 2019. See you January 2nd when it is a lot warmer!
Heather, Gary, Camryn & Team Stony
December 22, 1988- The Dewars had purchased Stony from the Hinckel Family. December 22 was the big day-they opened for their first season! Now 30 years later we are still going having added runs to the ski area, upgraded the snowmaking and grooming, And finally embracing the sport of snowboarding. Camryn joined the Team in 2000 and is a vital part of the partnership. She gets far more snow time than Gary & Heather do. What will the next 30 years hold-not sure but we have been proud to be a vital part of the local community and have employed more than 600 young people in 30 years. Over 500,000 skiers and snowboarders have played on our hills over the years.
That’s right we will be open this Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Both lifts will be operating -all runs open. Sleep in rate for lift tickets and rentals all day.
What is Slush Cup? It is one of the rites of spring- snowboarders and skiers try to make their way across the pond of water that Team Stony makes at the bottom of the bunny hill. The results are hilarious & fun for the participants! Remember to pack extra clothes! Other customers can still use the bunny hill & do not have to go in the pond-it is fun to watch though!
We have prizes courtesy of Oakley Optical, Sampsons and Boarder’s Anonymous. Prizes for best costume, biggest splash and artistic merit 🙂
- Note we won’t be open Saturday-have parenting to do- Camryn is competing/singing in the Rockwood Music Festival in Stonewall 10 am – 5 pm so we’ll just be open for the LAST Day of the Season on Sunday!
Spring time- or is it that time yet? Due to the -16C at night and below daytime temps we will be closed March 30-April 1st. Camps are cancelled. Sorry! With the cold at night and below daytime temps we can’t even try to groom. So have Happy Easter and we hope to be open next weekend for one last weekend. Slush Cup will happen next weekend- time and details will be updated. Stay tuned.
Stony Mountain Ski Area has been recognized as #7 Top Best Value Ski Area in Mid-Western North America. Stony received national recognition in the 2017-18 Best in Snow Awards, Powered By Liftopia.
Honouring ski resorts across North America, Liftopia — the largest online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and mountain activities — announced the 2017-18 Best in Snow Awards.. The awards bring uber-local, relevant and must-know intel to beginning skiers as well as ski and snowboard aficionados. Unlike other ski awards, the Best in Snow Awards is the only ranking that calculates survey feedback from thousands of skiers and snowboarders and incorporates the largest dataset in the industry to determine the ski areas consumers are most passionate about. Winners are ranked and divided among seven categories for regions including the Northeast, West Coast, High West, Southeast and Midwest.
Stony Mountain Ski Area is thrilled to have been awarded a Best in Snow Award for Best Value. “Liftopia surveyed our customers and noted how passionate they are about our ski area and services and they appreciate the value they get, ” said Camryn Dewar co-owner and snowschool director “It is a great accolade as we celebrate our 50th Season.”
“Skiers are by nature adventurous and today’s travelers are looking for the new, the interesting, the unknown areas to vacation. By measuring customers passion for their favorite areas, The Best in Snow Awards give consumers an opportunity to see which ski areas may become their next new favourite. Our method ensures a level playing field for ski areas of all sizes and brings skiers lesser known ski areas in addition to the larger ones we already know and love,” said Evan Reece, co-founder and CEO of Liftopia.
The Dewars have owned and operated Stony Mountain Ski Area for 30 years and have focused on making it Family Friendly. Stony was also the first ski area in Manitoba to embrace Snowboarding and certify snowboard instructors. Stony plans on being open until the end of March and have snowboard and ski camps for Good Friday. The annual Slush Cup will take place Saturday March 31st.
Stony Mountain Ski Area is located 8 miles north of Winnipeg and is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this season. They offer a full service rental shop and snow school. The terrain park is the best in the province offering rails, table tops, a ¼ pipe wall and numerous other jumps for the riders.
As the Season Winds-down we would like to thanks everyone for a great 29th season for the Dewar Family and 50th for Stony Mountain Ski Area. Thursday night skiing/riding is over for this year and we are playing Friday nights by ear and Mother Nature. We will have night riding this Friday March 16 and stay tuned for updates for next Friday. We have one more bonus day slated for Wed. March 21. We will not be hosting a Rail Comp this year-just due to the amount of resources it takes. We will be having the Slush Cup but that is TBA subject to weather. We hope to be open for Good Friday on March 30th and that will be the end of another season here at Stony. Stay tuned for updates!
Yes we have Olympic fever here at Stony! McMorris was amazing and was just edged out of silver by team mate Max Parrot. What a comeback story Check out the CBC video of McMorris’ back country accident and his recovery
Shaun White put down some amazing runs and Chloe Kim- what a teenage phenom! Freestyle skiing saw Mikael Kingsbury get gold. Justine Dufour-Lapointe made my knees hurt watching her conquer silver in the Moguls. Congrats also to Laurie Blouin who got silver in women’s Slopestyle and stayed on course despite the tremendous winds that seem to dominate Pyeongchang. Still waiting for the downhill skiing events. Gary and I attended the 1988 Olympics in Calgary and that fall we bought Stony Mountain Ski Area. An Olympic inspired purchase-not sure.
To track the Canadians
We will be closed December due to the high wind chills but we are making snow and will be open January 1st from noon-1 pm! Warm weather in the forecast next week and there is still room in our ski and snowboard camps!
Have a safe, warm and Happy New Year! See you in 2018!
Heather, Gary & Camryn
Cold weather is forecast all week. Great for snowmaking not so much for learning to ski or snowboard. We will be closed Boxing Day due to the severe windchills. We are taking it day by day so check back for updates. When deciding to close for the day we look at windchill, wind and the cold. NO set rule more just the common sense factor.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We had Gary’s Family over and his Mom Kay is 95 and amazing!
Stay tuned for updates.
CBC TV came out and got some great footage and an interview about Stony’s record opening day for 2017!
Winnipeg Free Press popped out to Stony on Opening Day Nov. 19th to get some shots of our earliest Opening Day ever!
Camryn getting first tracks Nov 19th 12:20 am! Get yours at 10 am!
HI, the recent cold weather has allowed us to make enough snow to open Sunday Nov. 19th 10 am – 5 pm. Rope tow operating and Dropzone and Camrun’s will be open. There will be a few features set up-blue tubes, Dragon and some rails. The table (a small version) will be open. Rentals will not be available on Sunday but there will be poutine! We hope to open Big Bunny by December 2nd.
Great gift ideas for that hard to buy for person-all of our products and lessons can be purchased as a Gift card.
Give us a call or email us or register online! Snowmaking starting up again tonight-stay tuned for updates!
Thanks to CBC for reporting on our earliest ever snowmaking operations!
We also received another 7 cm of snow Nov. 10th!
Thank you Mother Nature! 10 cm of snow has already fallen at Stony and we hope to start making snow Sunday or Monday! The season will soon be here! Check out our product pages and register for lessons, buy your season pass or do some early Christmas shopping! We will be posting pictures of the snow and count down the days until Opening Day!
We are on Weather Watch here and are hoping to start snowmaking in the next couple of days. Stay tuned for updates.
CBC News coverage of possible reopening
Air Date: February 7, 2015
Also check out Manitoba ski slopes hold first-ever safety day
Camps are structured from 10am – 2pm with 2 hours of instruction in the morning,
followed by a supervised lunch and then 1 hour of instruction in the afternoon.
Campers are welcome to keep their rentals and ride the rest of the day until 5pm.
Helmets are mandatory and there are no snowchecks for missed days.
Here is our list of recommended items for you to bring skiing or snowboarding in order to guarantee a fun first day on the slopes.
- Hat – if your head is warm the rest of you is likely to stay warm.
- Waterproof Gloves/Mittens – mittens are warmest. For the tow rope the best is leather garbage mitts or glove protectors on your regular mitts. Both are available at our rental shop for sale.
- Goggles/Sunglasses – Goggles are strongly recommended on cold or snowy days for warmth and increased visibility.
- Jacket/Parka (water resistant)
- Synthetic or wool base layers for top & bottom – it’s better to be warm than cold, you can always shed layers. Synthetic materials help to wick moisture away from your skin. Once again, do not wear cotton as a base layer.
- Snow/Water resistant pants – very important, your 1st day will acquaint your butt to the snow, keep it warm & dry.
- Warm, dry socks – No cotton. Wear only one pair of socks.
- ID, Wallet, Cash
- Extra Clothes – to change into when you’re all done, in order to go out and celebrate your 1st day.
- Equipment – If you decide not to rent, bring skis, ski boots, and poles; or a snowboard and snowboard specific boots.
Take a lesson! Like anything, you’ll improve the most when you receive some guidance. The best way to become a good skier or snowboarder is to take a lesson from one of our qualified instructors. You’ll safely learn more in a 1 hour lesson than you will all day on your own. Try one of our Discover Snowboarding or Skiing Programs. They include lesson, lift and equipment. Our Holiday Camps are also a great way to learn!
- Obtain proper equipment. Be sure to have your ski or snowboard bindings adjusted correctly. You can rent quality ski or snowboarding equipment at Stony.
- Dress in layers. Layering allows you to accommodate your body’s constantly changing temperature. For example, dress in polypropylene underwear (top and bottoms), which feels good next to the skin, dries quickly, absorbs sweat and keeps you warm. Wear a turtleneck, sweater and jacket.
- Be prepared. Mother Nature has a mind of her own. Bring a headband or hat with you to the slopes, 60 percent of heat-loss is through the head. Wear gloves or mittens (mittens are usually better for those susceptible to cold hands).
- Know your limits. Learn to ski and snowboard in control.
- If you’re tired, stop skiing. Stop before you become fatigued. Injuries usually result from fatigue. Have a seat and enjoy the people around you. Most of all, have fun.