Here is some truly amazing news. Today, March 24th was supposed to be our last day of operations for this season. But due to good snow conditions, especially for this time of year, many skiers and boarders wanted to be open for one more weekend. A buzz quickly traveled around the chalet, a sign-up sheet was posted, and by 4 o’clock 30 people had signed up to volunteer their time so we could make the hill available for one more day of fun.
On Saturday March 30th we will be open for one more day!! The lifts will be running from 10-4 and lift passes are only $10 and rentals are only $10 as well! This is a special event to help out the club so any members will have to pay for a lift ticket as well. The kitchen will be restocked and ready to pump out the food you know you crave and the beer will be cold.
Show your support for the club and the many who quickly stepped up today and volunteered to make this day happen. Bruce will be working overtime in the groomer to patch up the hill from the AMAZING slush pit, but the amount of snow we had from snowmaking should make this task much easier.
Please make an effort to come out and enjoy the day. And really make a difference by bringing some friends. Pass it on!!
Posted in calendar of Events, home, upcoming events on March 25th, 2013.
Family Pass – Up to 5 people and conditions apply.
- $699 plus tax Regular price is $775 plus tax
- Maximum of 2 adult
- $100 for each additional person after 5
- This season we were open 55 Days – A family of 5 would break even after
6 ½ days of skiing (based on 2 adults, 1 youth, 2 children pricing)
- $264 plus tax Regular price is $332 plus tax
- This season we were open 55 days – an individual would break even after only 9 ½ days (adult).
If you take advantage of the early bird pricing you also get the option of paying with three post dated cheques for April, May and June. After June 15th you still get the early bird pricing but you must pay it all at once. Early bird pricing will be in effect up to and including mass registration.
Membership forms will be available at The Hardwear Co and Boardanyone. We will be posting a copy for download on our site.
Posted in home, upcoming events, What's New on March 23rd, 2013.
The final weekend for MountEvergreen has been set and March 22nd – 24th will be the end of the season. Our Mardi Gras weekend is always a bitter sweet time as there is always a lot of fun going on…but we also know it is the end. As usual the main events will be happening…the slush pit, downhill races, on hill events, costumes and a whole lot more.
One issue we struggle with as a volunteer driven community club is being able to effectively communicate our need to have new volunteers step up and offer their time. The bottom line is…without volunteers MountEvergreen can not operate. At the last meeting of the Board of Directors we discussed this issue and the conversation turned to a time when the club operated exclusively with volunteers. All those involved with the club back then knew that without everyone helping out, it just would not run. Plain and simple.
Times have changed and MountEvergreen has grown but we still need volunteers, especially new volunteers who can take on some of the load of long time volunteers who need to step back and take a breather. We also need volunteers to help keep our costs down. This is accomplished through volunteer labour as well as donated goods and services. At this time in the season the club is not doing as well financially as we need to be. This is due to a number of factors/issues including high snowmaking costs (Hydro, diesel fuel, equipment repair), a very cold January as well as other events keeping our members and day skiers occupied during the weekends which is the only time we are open.
To try and recapture the “volunteer powered” days of the past, as well as help our bottom line, we have decided to run our final weekend with nothing but volunteers at all positions. We are in the process of talking with our staff and letting them know what we are doing and asking any of them that want to volunteer to let us know. We know that not all staff will be able to help out on the weekend but we know many of them will as they and their families have been involved with the club and have volunteered their time for various duties at the hill.
But we need the help of of more then just staff. We want all involved with the hill to know that we need their help as well to make it through the weekend. Here is a list of areas where we will need volunteers;
- Liftee positions
- Rental Shop
- Ski desk attendant
- Kitchen helper
- General maintenance
- Event coordinators (people to take charge of specific weekend events)
- Cleaners (general clean-up around the chalet during and at the end of the day)
Please know that no matter what task you want to help with…you will have the support of current volunteers to do the tasks. Some areas require certified people to do the task (rental shop) and in those cases you will be volunteering with others who are fully trained to perform the task.
Other areas require training (liftee and cook) and training will be provided and once again you will be working with regular staff trained in those areas who are volunteering.
This does require a significant commitment in some areas of at least an entire day (liftee, rental shop, cook) while other areas need a half day commitment.
We hope to achieve a number of goals by doing this and the main one is bringing attention to the fact that MountEvergreen needs volunteers to operate and without them we can not offer the experience of having a top notch ski hill in our community. We also hope to kindle the fire of volunteering in some people who have an strong desire to keep MountEvergreen running strong into the future. People who want to step up and become regular volunteers to help replace some of the regular volunteers who have put in many many years of service. Our largest expense during operating hours is staffing and the saving the club will realize with not having this expense on our final weekend will greatly help our bottom line and keep us in the black (or close to the black).
Contact Blair McCallum at the hill by email email@example.com or by phone 548-5100 if you can help out. Please let us know what day or days you are available and an idea of which areas you feel you would be able to offer the most assistance in. Once again…full training will be provided as well as supervision to insure a safe environment is maintained for our skiers and boarders.
This will be a very fun weekend and with everyone’s help (either by volunteering or promoting our great little ski hill to others) it can also be a very rewarding one as well. If you have some questions or need clarification you can contact Blair at the hill or any one of our volunteer Board of Director Members who are Deb Everley, Cheryl O’Flaraty, Ursula Wehner, Bruce Robertson, Stephen Strachan, Colleen Cederwall, Kelly Sundmark, Mark Thompson, Taras Manzie, John McDougall, Mark Scheibler, Tamara Howard-Bachinsky, Greg Richardson, and Duncan McEwan.
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Posted in calendar of Events, home, upcoming events on March 16th, 2013.
March is here and so are some warm temperatures. Lets hope they are here to stay…but not too warm!!
Conditions are excellent on all runs and more snow is in the forecast so March is looking at being epic. We will be open for additional days over the March Break as usual. In additional to our regular hours we will be open Monday 11th, Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th from 10-4. In addition we will open for night skiing on the 15th at 5 instead of 6 to accommodate those who want to hang around from day skiing.
And of course we have some deals to help you out…. because we like you so much. From March 8th until the end of the season all rentals will be at the greatly reduced price of $13.50. But wait…it gets better!! For the March Break (March 11th to 17th) all rentals will be FREE with the purchase of a lift pass!! Yes free. So get off your butts and come enjoy a day on the slopes for a lot less. On Friday March 15th…if you buy a day lift pass you can ski for free that night. Day skiing stops at 4 so we can switch off staff and do any grooming and will resume again at 5. So hang around and enjoy the best conditions of the season.
March is also typically our last month of operation and with Easter falling in March this year our last weekend will be March 22nd to 24th. Sad but true. With all the natural and man made snow we have currently on the hill we should have great conditions on that weekend. That will be our Mardi Gras weekend and it will feature lots of fun events like the Dummy Downhill on the 23rd and everyone’s favorite……the SLUSH PIT on the 24th.
Please remember we are a community based club and as a registered “not for profit” so all the profits we make go straight back into the club. Please keep this in mind as we near the end of the season and make sure to pay us a visit or two..or three..or more. Without members and day skiers/boarders coming on a regular basis it’s hard for us to operate at full capacity.
And check back closer to the end of March for our Early Bird Season Pass rates. It is definitely worth it to buy early.
Posted in home on March 4th, 2013.
Mount Evergreen Ski Hill will be open this Monday Feb 18th for Family Day. If you are lucky enough to have the day off to spend with your family consider spending it doing a fun, family oriented outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy.
We offer downhill skiing/ snowboarding and cross-country skiing from our main chalet and have rental equipment to get you out on the slopes or on the trails.
Our chalet will be open and the kitchen will be open offering hot drinks and delicious snacks and meals with many healthy homemade food choices. Or you can always grab a basket of our fresh cut fries too……
The lifts will be open from 10am to 4pm and the chalet will be open from 9am to 5pm if you need to drop kids off with breakfast being served at 9am.
Family specials are as follows;
- Kids accompanied with their parents will receive a free lift ticket. One free ticket per adult.
- Kids who want to ditch their parents and spend the day with friends will receive their rental equipment at the reduced price of $13.50.
Our regular pricing is already discounted given the fact that we are a highly volunteer run facility and a registered “Not For Profit” so we hope you understand that the two offers can not be used together.
Lessons are available from our certified instructors but you must call ahead to book your spot.
And make sure you “Like” us on Facebook too. https://www.facebook.com/MountEvergreen
Take Care and have an awesome Family Day!!
Posted in calendar of Events, home on February 16th, 2013.
The Breakfast Television crew from City TV in Winnipeg came out for a visit at the beginning of February. To see some of the video from their visit head to their webpage www.btwinnipeg.ca To help make your first trip to come see us easier we have partnered with many of the ski/bike and outdoor gear shops in Winnipeg. Head to any of the stores listed bellow and grab one of our 2 for 1 coupons for lift passes. Just bring the coupon with you and you will get a free lift pass with the purchase of a regular priced pass.
Grab you coupons at…
Sampson’s Sporting Life, Gord’s, Alter Ego Sports, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sport Chek (Polo Park, Pembina Crossing, Crossroads Shopping Centre, Bikes and Beyond, Lifesport.
On the coupon you will also find deals for the Southview Inn and Bistro on rooms and food. A GREAT place to have dinner before you head back or book one of their rooms for the weekend and ski for 2 days!! www.southviewinn.ca
Posted in home, What's New on February 6th, 2013.
We finally received the natural snow we have been waiting for over the last 3 weeks and it has given us GREAT conditions at Mount Evergreen. With the early season man-made snow as a base, ALL runs are open and groomed.
Glad to see a lot of new faces at the hill since Christmas Break. Welcome to our family.
The rental shop staff have been working hard over the past few weekends with all the lessons and ski school classes. As tired as they are they will always greet you with a smile! If you don’t believe me pop in and see for yourself.
To Our Winnipeg friends that have received our coupons…come on out and see why Mount Evergreen is the best little ski hill between the Rockies and the Appalachians.
Posted in home, upcoming events on January 27th, 2013.
The average, yet icy storm we experienced Friday and Saturday left behind slick roads but GREAT conditions at Mount Evergreen. Everyone was loving the fresh snow and being able to carve some fun powder turns. The Volunteers are out right now grooming all the runs so we don’t lose any of this beautiful snow to the wind.
Tomorrow, Sunday Jan 13, our friends from the Manitoba Masters Alpine Race Club will be paying us a visit to see about getting Mount Evergreen on the race circuit for next season. They are going to set up some gates so if you have any interest in racing make sure you come by and say HI and try “BASHING” some gates.
Posted in calendar of Events, home on January 12th, 2013.
A long and tricky snowmaking session is behind us and we are ready to open. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Colin Myles lift will be operating servicing the Terrain Park and the main hill. The Magic Carpet lift will be operating for all the beginners.
We don’t have much natural snow but we made A LOT!! The crew has been driving the groomer non-stop for 3 weeks to spread the snow around and till it to buttery softness! The weatherman is calling for warm temps so conditions will be awesome.
Mark and the Park Rats will be setting up a few boxes and rails and making a few jumps as the park takes shape now that we have the snow.
The fresh cut fries and cinnamon buns will be cooking in the kitchen so make sure you bring your appetite.
If you are looking out your window and shaking your head…get off your butt, strap on the skis or board and come shred.
Posted in What's New on December 13th, 2012.
Saturday Jan 5th, 2013
Mt. Evergreen will once again host the Premier Mountain Film Festival. We will be back at Saint Thomas Aquinas HS with the large screen and the great sound system. If you have come in the past you know it is well worth the price of admission. ** Reduced ticket pricing this year!!** Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under, $15 at the door. Get your tickets early as we usually sell out. Tickets are at Mount Evergreen Ski Club, The Hardwear Co. and Boardanyone.
The films are once again AMAZING in their quality and content. Fast action, interesting stories all in breathtaking locations.
Check out the preview on YouTube by clicking bellow….
Banff Mountain Film Fest 2012/2013
Posted in calendar of Events, home, upcoming events, upcomming events, What's New on January 7th, 2012.
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