Murray Ridge: Getting set for a season full of fun with new additions

Murray Ridge Ski Hill is getting ready for another season of wintery fun.

  • Nov. 23, 2016 8:00 a.m.

With an expanded terrain park and new equipment including arena snowparks

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Murray Ridge Ski Hill is getting ready for another season of wintery fun.

And it will be especially so this season because to some exciting new developments currently in progress according to Ski Hill Manager, Jana Gainor.

“Expansions to the terrain park are under way,” Gainor said. “We are currently expanding the size and quality of the existing park.”

Gainor, who is in her second year of managing Murray Ridge, is thrilled with the progress made so far and is excited to see the impact it will have on ski enthusiasts from near and far.

“We are looking forward to seeing Murray Ridge become more family oriented and with these new additions, help revamp the ski culture in the area,”Gainor said.

“With all of these changes, I’m so excited about the new season. We are looking forward to the snow and we are set to open on Dec. 17.”

But, according to Gainor, these changes could not have taken place without all of the dedicated volunteers who have been busily brushing and clearing the area.

Murray Ridge was built on volunteerism and Gainor is thankful of all of the support received year after year.

“We could not have done this without all of the help from volunteers and donated funds from the Region and local government,” Gainor said. “We really appreciate all of the community support.”

A number of businesses, community members and organizations continue to lend a hand for their local ski resort, known as the best kept secret of the north.

Murray Ridge Ski Hill would like to thank: Willick Bros. Contracting, O’Cock River, K&D Logging, Ubleis Logging, Riverside Repairs, Newlands, the Stuart Lake Nordic Ski Club, Sarah Grill and all of the volunteers who have helped out to make this another successful season.

“It’s exciting. Kids are getting really pumped about the new terrain park,” Gainor said.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting season.”

Volunteers are always appreciated at the Ski Hill. If anyone would like to volunteer at Murray Ridge, please contact: (250) 996-8515.




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