Business is going steady at a popular Saskatchewan ski hill following a slow beginning to the season. Table Mountain Regional Park’s downhill ski resort had a rough end to last year with extreme weather forcing closures, but January so far has delivered pleasant winter conditions.
Table Mountain Manager Lawrence Blouin details the ups and downs they’ve faced up to this point.
“We shut down for a couple weeks and started up again on the latter part of December and opened on December 9th, which is a week later than what we had hoped for, but it’s basically right around our 10-year average. Snowfall, we made as much snow as we normally did, but in hindsight we could have cut back because Mother Nature has been giving us lots which make conditions fantastic.”
With above seasonal temperatures this far into January, weekends have been busy and with a promising forecast ahead, Blouin anticipates the trend to continue at Table Mountain.
“We're expecting busy weekends and we're starting to get school kids out. Wednesday through Friday, our school program is taking off, so we're starting to put school kids through midweek and hoping for some busy weekends.”
Table Mountain is closed Mondays and Tuesday through January but will open 6 or 7 days a week in February. If 6 days a week, Monday will be the day the ski hill is closed and Blouin encourages visitors to visit Table Mountain Regional Park | Saskatchewan's Best Ski Hill dates and times.