Holiday Mountain Ski And Golf Resort: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
01/04/2012 10:51 am ET
Jan 05, 2012
The Huffington Post
Holiday Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Manitoba is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Holiday Mountain Ski and Golf Resort, featuring all the key information snow lovers need to know before they hit the slopes.
Holiday Mountain Ski and Golf Resort is located in Manitoba, Canada, 50 miles northwest of the U.S. border at North Dakota. Holiday Mountain is the only ski area in Manitoba with on-site accommodations. Guests can stay in one of 10 cozy chalets or at the 16-room Mountain Inn. The resort is open from December through March, and snow is always guaranteed, according to GoSki.ca.
The base of Holiday Mountain is 1,250 feet and the summit is 1,550 feet, according to SkiResortsNow.com. The ski area includes a vertical drop that measures 300 feet. The resort caters to skiers and snowboarders alike with a variety of short and long runs, the longest of which measures 2,600 feet. Holiday Mountain receives an average of 50 inches of snow each year and has 100 percent snowmaking capabilities. Guests have access to 37 acres of skiable area.
Trails And Lifts
There are 11 trails at Holiday Mountain. Half of the trails are easy, 30 percent are for intermediate skiers and snowboarders and the rest of the trails are difficult or for experts only. Guests can get to the trails using one of five chair lifts, including two double chair lifts and a Wonder Carpet beginner lift. Holiday Mountain has a terrain park where guests can practice their freestyle skills. The resort also offers night skiing.
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Holiday Mountain is a supporter of the Manitoba Masters Ski Club and offers discounts to members. Club members practice at Holiday Mountain to help prepare for competitions and races. The resort celebrates World Snowboard Day in mid-December. Guests receive free snowboard or beginner ski lessons as part of the celebration.
All-day lift tickets range in price from $22 for juniors (ages 12 and younger) to $38 for adults. Half-day lift tickets cost $25 and allow guests to ski or snowboard anytime after 1 p.m. Ski rentals are priced at $26, and snowboard rentals cost $30. Guests can rent boots or poles separately for $5 to $15. Private and group lessons are also offered at Holiday Mountain.
The Main Chalet is situated prominently at Holiday Mountain and offers dining between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day. The Cocktail Lounge gives guests a place to have a drink, play a game of pool and listen to live music. The Day Lodge Chalet caters to guests at lunchtime in a cafeteria-style atmosphere. During warmer months, guests can schedule a tee time and take advantage of the golf course located at Holiday Mountain.
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Guests enjoy the snowboarding options at Holiday Mountain.