Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort closed its doors at the end of March, and the report on overall turnout has been delivered to council.
Snowmaking difficulty meant The Ridge’s 35th Anniversary season got off to a slow start, but numbers for December, January and February still look very healthy, with March slowing down due to milder weather. This is the opposite of what the ridge usually receives, with March being a typical high point for traffic.
The hill received a lot of good comments from schools this year from allowing them to use the terrain park and bag jump. Community Services Director Chris McCord says the feedback was overwhelmingly positive, including this comment from Green Acre School in Rapid View, Saskatchewan that she included in her report:
“We just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for the excellent day. We’ve been coming to this hill for the past fifteen years and this was one of the best experiences we had, due in large part to the kind, welcoming attitude of the entire staff at the hill. The ladies at the front desk were super friendly and helpful; the fitting people were patient and friendly and the instructors did an awesome job working with our students. The atmosphere was noticeably improved from past years and this made a big difference toward our students’ enjoyment. This is a once-a-year trip and quite expensive for our school and we appreciate your help in making it a positive, memorable experience. See you next year!”
With the Ridge all done for another season, it’s time for the MD to move onto camping. The summer parks crew will be starting in mid-April to early May. Campground projects underway include the replacement of outhouses, wood processing and delivery and building wood storage and equipment sheds for some of the parks.