The one millionth guest arrived at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort on New Year’s Eve.

Spending quality family time on the snow has become a holiday tradition for many in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and this season was no exception. December 31 alone brought in more than 1150 guests, including the one millionth guest. Asessippi Ski Area experienced an approximate 10% increase in traffic during the holiday season over last year.

“Guests are really enjoying the upgrades we made this fall,” explains Roz Pulo, director of marketing for the resort. “With more lifts, we now have people spread out in different areas, which means less congestion and shorter lift lines.”

Asessippi installed a new 650 ft Magic Carpet in the beginner area, named the Ollie Express. They also expanded the tubing park and installed a handle tow in the Robin’s Run Terrain Park. Upgrades the to Squirrel Chair were completed and opened just a few days after the resort did.

Ollie, Asessippi favorite porcupine and new mascot, got a chance to try out the new bunny hill and had a great time taking his first snowboarding lesson. Toba, the Travel Manitoba polar bear, was also out to visit over the break, taking in some downhill snow tubing and carving a few turns.

Currently Asessippi is offering a $9.99 Sample Sunday to encourage people to come out and try the sport. A bunny lift pass, rentals and friendly instructors on hand to get you started. Available Sundays only until January 20.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort is located just west of Inglis, near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. See:


Photo of Ollie courtesy of Asessippi.

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles