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What to expect this season

We’re still developing our operating plans for this winter, but one thing’s for sure: the COVID-19 crisis means we won’t be operating as we have in the past. Arctic Valley will be following the Municipality’s rules and restrictions on restaurants and hospitality businesses, plus NSAA’s best practices for ski areas.

You can expect to see similar measures from us as other ski areas have already announced: mandatory face coverings, no getting dressed or storing gear in the lodge, more to-go food options, online food and ticket purchase options, exterior pickup windows, outdoor seating, and more. We’re looking to make lemonade out of lemons, and have some exciting ideas that will enhance the experience at Arctic Valley – not just for this season, but for years to come.

Though the experience will be different this winter – the skiing and riding we all love will still be here, and will still be the same. Our wide open, above tree line terrain is the perfect antidote to being cooped up at home, and we hope you’ll join us regularly this winter.

While we’re working through the details of all these operational changes, we encourage you to purchase your membership or season pass, get your ski/snowboard gear early (suppliers have indicated there may be limited supplies of new gear this winter), and be ready to roll with the changes.

Speaking of changes – here’s a few positive ones we can share: Arctic Valley will be open for riding Thursdays and Fridays in March and April! With increased daylight in the spring, we’ll be operating the T-bar to mirror our tubing hours. We’ll also be keeping Chair 1 open all day on the weekends (conditions permitting). Instead of closing the lift when we open Chair 2, it’ll run all day. For tubing, we’re adding a noon session on Saturdays and Sundays, so there will be more tickets available on the weekends. We’re also moving the rest of the schedule back a half hour, so it’ll be easier to get here after work on weekdays.

Our crew is hard at work getting the equipment prepped for the season. Our next major milestone is turning the snow guns on – hopefully November 1st at the latest.

Think Snow!