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.