Ontario’s Horseshoe Resort has installed a new magic carpet lift for beginners named Kimble’s Karpet.

While no photo of this new 800-foot beginner lift is available yet, we do have some interesting facts: The magic carpet is named after Martin Kimble a former and long-standing Horseshoe staff member. Kimble’s Karpet will enhance the experience of beginner skiers and snowboarders, making the hill more accessible.

“Kimble’s Karpet is the perfect addition to our hill and we’re thrilled to honour Martin by naming the lift after him,” says general manager Sean Billing. “We’re constantly improving on the experience of beginners at Horseshoe; Martin made that the focus of much of his career and our newest addition will help reduce wait times and enhance the learning experience for new skiers.”

Martin Kimble spent 25 years at Horseshoe Resort, retiring on June 27. Throughout his career, Kimble was always a dedicated and passionate advocate for introducing young people to skiing through his work at Horseshoe and as a board member of Ontario Snow Resorts Association. He spearheaded the project to bring in a carpet lift to Horseshoe and stayed on after his retirement to ensure its installation ran smoothly.

Horseshoe anticipates opening on December 7, and in partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orillia and District (BBBS), will host an opening day ribbon cutting ceremony for Kimble’s Karpet.

With a $10 donation to BBBS, guests will receive a lift ticket for Kimble’s Karpet, group lesson and free ski or snowboard rental. Guests purchasing a full access lift ticket have the option to donate $10 of the cost to BBBS.

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