December 9th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 49
Pass Powderkeg Fighting Warm Weather for Opening Date
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Snow making machine.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
The warm weather is making it difficult for the Pass Powderkeg to open it's slopes.

"We are still working towards an opening. We're still struggling with snow. We're going as hard as we can," said Manager, Katherine Seleski.
Once the hill is able to open, Seleski says protocols have been put in place to keep everyone safe.

"The biggest changes are in our lodge. Our day lodge of course is very small. We'll be splitting it up into three different areas. Our top floor will be for staff, our middle floor will be for food and beverage and then our bottom floor is rentals and guest services."

Seleski says they have also implemented online options for people interested in spending some time on the hill.

"We've also implemented some amazing online technology so people can book ahead online and get there rentals, lift tickets and lessons all sorted before they arrive."
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Pass Powderkeg has also created a new Uphill Pass that costs $25.

Seleski says so far, it's been a solid seller.

"It's been great. With Covid, there's been an industry wide trend for uphill traffic. What we want to offer is a place for people to do that safely, responsibly and get that exercise in. It allows people to utilize our hill in a way that's great for everyone with a designated uphill track that is safe for people to travel on at all hours of the day."

Even with some of the challenges PPK is facing, Seleski says signature programs will still be running this season.

"We're still offering a lot of our signature programs like our Learn to Turn, the Riversdale Rippers After School and our Cubs program. All of those have been modified to ensure a safe and clean experience. We're looking forward to keeping those going for our community."
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Seleski says they are looking forward to a successful season once they are able to open.

"We're really excited to open up for our season and are looking forward to providing a safe, fun and clean experience."

For more info on potential opening dates or for more information on the hill, check out Pass Powderkeg on Facebook or visit their website
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