PPK Blog2018-09-20T15:46:00+00:00

Opening Day…

Nov 7, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce Opening Day of PPK’s 80th winter season will be…..... Saturday  Nov. 17 Saturday, November 17 Winter has returned to the Rockies and we are going all-out to get ready to kick-off our 80th Anniversary winter season next Saturday.  Taking advantage of the crisp temperatures and snowfall we’ve had the past few days, we fired up our snowguns on November 5 and they are making short work of the lower mountain. Opening Day Details: We will be open from 10am-4pm Most of the Lower Mountain expected to be open as well as the Beginner Area Early season pricing will be in effect – Full Day Ticket at Half Day rates  (Adult $30/ Youth $15/ Child $5/ Senior $15) There will be a ceremony [...]

Downhill Skiing…At Your Doorstep

Oct 5, 2018|

Contributed by Corrie Bubik, Neighbour and Season Pass Holder One evening last winter, I took the upper t-bar to Chinook at the top of Pass Powderkeg for the first time in probably 15 years. When the lift lights came on, the shadows of the towering trees intensified, and with the crackle of the snow under my skis and wind on my cheeks, the flashbacks from my youth almost brought me to tears. I had, as many Pass kids [...]

Brussel Sprouts + Season Passes?!?

Sep 22, 2018|

This post is about Brussel Sprouts. This is not the name of a ski run or some trick invented in our terrain park.  Nope…we’re talking about the vegetable. Alberta Beef with a PPK Twist A year ago, Chef Alejandro Verdi joined our team, bringing a huge change to the dining experience that we offer.  Trained at the Culinary Art Institute of Vancouver, Alejandro is known locally for his talent in combining flavors and cooking concepts from [...]

‘The Local Hill’

Sep 16, 2018|

This week, we were referred to an open letter posted by Ken Read, one of the original Crazy Canucks, that mentioned Pass Powderkeg and its deep roots as a community ski hill.  As we are about to kick off PPK's 80th season, it is a good reminder to us of the importance of local hills like Pass Powderkeg to communities like ours throughout Canada. 80 years is an amazing accomplishment and we are pleased that the PPK is [...]

Summer Recap

Sep 9, 2018|

With the kids back to school, the temperatures starting to dip and the leaves beginning to turn, it's not hard to see that summer is at an end.  The same goes for our summer operations as we now flip things over to get ready for ski season. Hike & Paint Event This summer, we added many different activities and events and made the leap to being a four season facility; a multi-adventure location to help guests [...]

75 Days Until Skiing *

Aug 27, 2018|

What's with the asterisk(*)?  We'll get back to that. Ski hills around the world struggle with landing an opening date.  Given our ultimate reliance on weather windows to either accumulate or make snow and pack down a base, it is next to impossible to say when any particular hill might be open more than 2 weeks ahead of time.  However, we will work as hard as we can to get you back on the slopes as soon as [...]

Opening Day…

Nov 7, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce Opening Day of PPK’s 80th winter season will be…..... Saturday  Nov. 17 Saturday, November 17 Winter has returned to the Rockies and we are going all-out to get ready to kick-off our 80th Anniversary winter season next Saturday.  Taking advantage of the crisp temperatures and snowfall we’ve had the past few days, we fired up our [...]

Downhill Skiing…At Your Doorstep

Oct 5, 2018|

Contributed by Corrie Bubik, Neighbour and Season Pass Holder One evening last winter, I took the upper t-bar to Chinook at the top of Pass Powderkeg for the first time in probably 15 years. When the lift lights came on, the shadows of the towering trees intensified, and with the crackle of the snow under my skis and wind on my cheeks, the flashbacks from [...]

Brussel Sprouts + Season Passes?!?

Sep 22, 2018|

This post is about Brussel Sprouts. This is not the name of a ski run or some trick invented in our terrain park.  Nope…we’re talking about the vegetable. Alberta Beef with a PPK Twist A year ago, Chef Alejandro Verdi joined our team, bringing a huge change to the dining experience that we offer.  Trained at the Culinary Art Institute of Vancouver, Alejandro [...]

‘The Local Hill’

Sep 16, 2018|

This week, we were referred to an open letter posted by Ken Read, one of the original Crazy Canucks, that mentioned Pass Powderkeg and its deep roots as a community ski hill.  As we are about to kick off PPK's 80th season, it is a good reminder to us of the importance of local hills like Pass Powderkeg to communities like ours throughout Canada. 80 [...]

Summer Recap

Sep 9, 2018|

With the kids back to school, the temperatures starting to dip and the leaves beginning to turn, it's not hard to see that summer is at an end.  The same goes for our summer operations as we now flip things over to get ready for ski season. Hike & Paint Event This summer, we added many different activities and events and made the [...]

75 Days Until Skiing *

Aug 27, 2018|

What's with the asterisk(*)?  We'll get back to that. Ski hills around the world struggle with landing an opening date.  Given our ultimate reliance on weather windows to either accumulate or make snow and pack down a base, it is next to impossible to say when any particular hill might be open more than 2 weeks ahead of time.  However, we will work as hard [...]

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