Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
September 29, 2017

Minister Mitchelmore Commends Marble Mountain on Changes for 2018 Ski Season

New changes will be implemented at Marble Mountain for the 2018 ski season intended to increase participation, bring ticket prices on par with other Atlantic Canadian ski resorts and offer more events at the hill. The changes come as a result of feedback from users of Marble Mountain and a survey undertaken by the new board of directors.

Both early bird and regular season pass prices have been reduced for the 2018 season. Beginning on Sunday, October 1, Marble Mountain skiers will be able purchase early bird season passes and save $100 off the price of a regular season pass.

Night skiing will start on January 19, 2018, running from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday night skiing will begin on March 3, 2018.

At the Cookhouse and the Knotty Pine Lounge, new cafeteria and bar menus with more affordable options will be introduced. There will be gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

There will also be more events this season with details available at external link icon. Marble Mountain is bringing back some old events such as the Downhill Dummy Race and will be introducing new events such as the Marble Mountain Loose Moose Festival, charity events and more. Some non-skiing and snowboarding events will be added, such as fat bike races and a snow shoe soccer tournament.

The tentative opening date for Marble Mountain is January 1, 2018, if weather and snow conditions permit.

“Activities at Marble Mountain generate significant economic activity on the West Coast. I am excited with the new board and administration’s fresh and improved direction for Marble Mountain this upcoming ski season. Our government believes the true potential of Marble Mountain is yet to be realized and by offering lower rates, as well as introducing new events for skiers and the public, I believe the facility will see renewed interest, resulting in an improved customer experience.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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2017 09 29                              10:40 a.m.