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What’s New?

Improvements & Upgrades for the Upcoming Ski Season As we close out a beautiful Autumn in the Crowsnest Pass and turn the page into November and the upcoming winter season, we'd like to share some of the upgrades we've undertaken since we saw you all last in March. Earthworks Probably the most noticeable improvement guests will notice this season is the significant amount dirt that got moved around this summer.  Thanks to a $25,000 project donation from the Teck Resources Community Investment Program, a special budget allocation from the Municipality [...]

Riversdale Resources Beginner Area Upgrade

Check out our new friends! This summer, our friends at Riversdale Resources sponsored a beginner area overhaul at Pass Powderkeg. The update includes foam blocks and lions for the Cubs program, hoops, brushes and gates for our snow school, new beginner area signs and the re-grade of Bush Trail and Goblin. These improvements will make our free beginner area just that much better. Part of the Beginner Area Project includes a “Lending Library” which will be set up outside the lodge. The lending library will hold tools and toys to [...]

Thank you FCC!

We have just completed a project to upgrade our Lodge washrooms, thanks to a generous gift of $15,000 from the FCC Agri-Spirit Fund.  With this grant, we completed the following upgrades: Non-slip, rubbber flooring to replace the old tile foor Custom stainless steel trough sinks and new faucets New toilets A big thank you to FCC and to the Pass Powderkeg Ski Society for applying for and administering the grant.

Family Week 2020

Welcome Back to Skiing Giveaway Family Week at Pass Powderkeg is the perfect time for you to make your Grand Comeback!  For lots of reasons, many skiers take a hiatus from skiing.  The beautiful thing about skiing is you never forget.  Rusty maybe, but you won’t forget.  The good news is the longer you have been off skis, the more innovation there has been in equipment that will make your return to skiing fun and much, much easier than you would expect.  The even better news is that [...]

A Work of Art

Last year, we received an email out of the blue from a former Crowsnest Pass resident inquiring about creating a hand-painted trail map.  She had been back skiing at PPK a few weeks previous and got the idea after seeing the existing trail maps.  Most impressive of all to our not-for-profit ears, she was not looking for any compensation.  Rather, her motivations were to create a legacy image that captures the various terrain elements of her home hill.  Guess what our response was. Robin Derkatz grew up in the Crowsnest Pass [...]

Holiday Gift Guide

Now that we have entered into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!  Christmas tunes are playing, decorations are popping up all over the place, eggnog is flying off the supermarket shelves and the race to finish Christmas shopping has begun! We are here to help with some ideas to keep your family active in the great outdoors this winter.  Pass Powderkeg has lots of great options for everyone on your list. Here are a few of our favourite gift giving ideas. [...]

What’s New?

Improvements & Upgrades for the Upcoming Ski Season As we close out a beautiful Autumn in the Crowsnest Pass and turn the page into November and the upcoming winter season, we'd like to share some of the upgrades we've undertaken since we saw you all last in March. Earthworks Probably the most noticeable improvement guests will notice this [...]

Riversdale Resources Beginner Area Upgrade

Check out our new friends! This summer, our friends at Riversdale Resources sponsored a beginner area overhaul at Pass Powderkeg. The update includes foam blocks and lions for the Cubs program, hoops, brushes and gates for our snow school, new beginner area signs and the re-grade of Bush Trail and Goblin. These improvements will make our free beginner [...]

Thank you FCC!

We have just completed a project to upgrade our Lodge washrooms, thanks to a generous gift of $15,000 from the FCC Agri-Spirit Fund.  With this grant, we completed the following upgrades: Non-slip, rubbber flooring to replace the old tile foor Custom stainless steel trough sinks and new faucets New toilets A big thank you to FCC and [...]

Family Week 2020

Welcome Back to Skiing Giveaway Family Week at Pass Powderkeg is the perfect time for you to make your Grand Comeback!  For lots of reasons, many skiers take a hiatus from skiing.  The beautiful thing about skiing is you never forget.  Rusty maybe, but you won’t forget.  The good news is the longer you have been [...]

A Work of Art

Last year, we received an email out of the blue from a former Crowsnest Pass resident inquiring about creating a hand-painted trail map.  She had been back skiing at PPK a few weeks previous and got the idea after seeing the existing trail maps.  Most impressive of all to our not-for-profit ears, she was not looking for any [...]

Holiday Gift Guide

Now that we have entered into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!  Christmas tunes are playing, decorations are popping up all over the place, eggnog is flying off the supermarket shelves and the race to finish Christmas shopping has begun! We are here to help with some ideas to keep your family active in the [...]

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