Discovering Manitoba

Ski Manitoba at Asessippi

A winter in Manitoba means getting out to enjoy the snow and you don’t have to fly to Banff or Whistler to have a perfect winter holiday Our own Manitoba Asessippi Ski Area & Resort is the perfect getaway for the whole family and offers a very wide range of activities without the travel costs. There are 25 ski and snowboard runs, two freestyle terrain parks, three aerial chairlifts, and a “ride up-slide down” snow tubing park. All this is set in a charming winter village featuring a full rentals and pro shop, the Trails End Gift Shop, Powder Keg Pub and large food court, featuring KFC Express, Pizza Hut Express and Tokyo Sushi.

Asessippi opened in 1999 with one goal it mind, to offer a first class winter escape not too far away in Manitoba. “The market research told us, that if we wanted to move for ward we would have to moved forward with a “better than” approach,” said Roz Pulo, director of marketing for Asessippi Ski Area & Resort. “Asessippi truly is a little piece of the mountains not too far away.”

Manitoba has an abundance of water and water systems carving out some beautiful valleys.That’s where Asessippi comes in; built on the south banks of the Shell River Valley, the resort takes full of vantage of natural wind barriers and snow shelters. Once at the resort it is easy to forget that you are still on the prairies. As Asessippi continues to grow it has become the resort of choice for many visitors from across both Manitoba and Saskatchewan. “Asessippi is great for families with different skill levels. It offers lots of different terrain including a moguls run and all kinds of rails and boxes. There’s a terrific bunny slope with snow carpet, which is very easy to use,” Pulo explains.

Whenever you begin a new sport or activity it is important to get the right instruction and advice from a qualified professional. Lessons for every age and skill level are available for both skiing and snowboarding. All of the instructors there are nationally certified to offer both private and group lessons. You’ll also f ind great discounts on a discovery package that includes all three, lifts, rentals and lessons.

The downhill snow tubing park is also a must do. It really is “no effort required” and a ton of fun. Imagine a hard bottom inner tube with tow handle hooked on to the surface tow. As you ride up you can enjoy the view across the valley. Once you reach the top, the tow handle automatically releases so you can walk across to one of the three downhill chutes. You can ride on your own or link tubes with a couple of friends Best book you accommodation now. You can find a complete list of nearby options on their website at www.asessippi.com.

Asessippi is located approximately 3.5 hours from NW of Winnipeg near the Manitoba- Saskatchewan border.
Highlights:

  • The people are the allure.
  • The hill is designed in a progression of skill levels from tubing and bunny hills across to a majority of intermediate runs and finally to and challenging runs for the experienced.
  • The Lost & Found is run very professionally.
  • They take great care to ensure safety, tons of ski patrols, demonstrate your skills course before your lift ticket can be enabled for the most diff icult runs, mandatory helmets for boarders and beginner skiers.
  • VERY user friendly bunny hill lift, conveyer belt, called, “The Magic Carpet”.
  • Affordable, world-class instruction for all skill levels.
  • Learn at Asessippi before you go the mountains! Certainly save money and spend your time enjoying your mountain vacation after you’ve learned to ski/board.
  • You don’t have to ski or snowboard to have fun; tubing, patio- lounging, shopping, the area’s rich in local history.
  • Microwaves in the lunch court.
  • Healthy food options, two Japanese chefs make affordable sushi all day, salad bar, not just poutine and deep fried grub.
  • School program is a major service they run – affordability – mandatory lessons.
  • Helmets available.
  • Tri-discovery pkg good for the whole season, progression instruction.
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