Table Mountain Ski & Board Club: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
01/06/2012 03:33 pm ET
The Huffington Post
Table Mountain Ski and Board Club in Saskatchewan is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Table Mountain Ski and Board Club, featuring all the key information snow lovers need to know before they hit the slopes.
Saskatchewan, Canada's Table Mountain Ski and Board Club is a members-only site for avid skiers and snowboarders. Registration is required along with a fee, which offers access to a variety of classes and lessons for all ages. The club is connected to the Table Mountain Regional Park, which is open to the public. In addition to a tubing park, Table Mountain boasts a 2,000-foot quad chairlift.
The mountain is typically open from December through early April. Combined with the annual snowfall, Table Mountain Regional Park has 99 percent snowmaking abilities, creating prime ski conditions for most of the season. The mountain boasts a 360-foot vertical drop with the longest run hitting 3,600 feet. Alpine skiing and night skiing are also available.
Trails And Lifts
Table Mountain Park has 11 trails, with a skill level for most skiers. Forty percent of the trails are green beginner runs, 50 percent are blue intermediate runs and 10 percent are trails for expert skiers. Skiers have access to the top of the mountain on one of four lifts, including two magic carpets and two quad chairs. The terrain park at the resort is a place for freestyle skiers and snowboarders to practice their skills on ramps and rails.
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For skiers who want to hit a variety of slopes, season pass ticket holders from Table Mountain Regional Park have access to a 25 percent discount at nearby Pass Powderkeg ski resort. School groups are welcome to the mountain for a field trip that rivals no other. The package for field trips includes a group lesson. Skiers who join the Table Mountain Ski and Board club are entitled to extended lessons and classes.
Joining the Table Mountain Ski and Board Club requires an annual fee of $25, plus additional fees depending on the training desired. Training packages start at $150 for children and go up to $500 for adult race tracing. A basic lift ticket and Table Mountain Regional Park costs $28 for adults, $20 for seniors and children ages 6 to 15. Children 5 and younger ski free. Season passes are available as well and cost $575 for families, $280 for adults, $200 for children ages 6 through 15 and $200 for seniors. Lift ticket and season pass prices are the same for club members, in addition to their club fees. Table Mountain Regional Park offers rental equipment that ranges in price from $4 to $26, depending on the gear needed and the length of the rental. Lessons range in price from $15 to $240, depending on the type of lesson and its duration.
Despite its small size, Table Mountain Regional Park offers several apres-ski options for relaxation and fun after a day on the slopes for members of the Table Mountain Ski and Board Club. The resort's 11,000-square-foot lodge offers a fireside retreat for conversation or light reading. The bar area gives skiers a place to enjoy a cocktail with friends after skiing. For overnight guests, nearby Saskatchewan contains a wealth of dining, shopping and lodging options.
WATCH: Table Mountain Ski & Board Club
Watch a sneak peek of the conditions on Table Mountain Regional Park's slopes.