Looking for a little more speed? Two downhill ski areas can be found in the Parkland.
Asessippi Ski Area and Resort
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort, nestled deep in the Shell River Valley near Inglis, offers 25 runs for downhill skiing and snowboarding, with half-pipe and two terrain parks. There are three chair lifts, one quad, two triple lifts, three surface tows and one snow carpet. The winter park offers three downhill snowtubing runs (ride up and slide down—no effort required!). With its charming winter village, the resort was the recipient of the Best New Attraction 2000 by Attractions Canada. Annual events include the Christmas Kids Day (December), Asessippi Family New Year’s Eve (December 31), 99¢ Sample Sundays (January), Asessippi Homecoming Weekend (February), the Slush Cup / Close of Season (late March/early April), and a variety of races during the season.
Located at: Inglis
Directions: Located between Russell and Roblin, just east of Inglis at Asessippi Provincial Park.
Thunder Hill Ski Club and Lodge
Thunder Hill Ski Club & Lodge offers downhill runs of varying difficulty, T-bar access, cross-country ski trails, and ski rentals.
Located at: Benito
Directions: Located 16 km, or 10 miles, north of Benito on PR487.