In an attempt to bring ticket prices nearer to those of comparable Canadian ski slopes, and to promote recreation in the winter months, Marble Mountain has reduced both the cost of a season pass, their early bird offer. As of this week, you can nab an early bird offer and save $100 of a season pass.

Marble will also be offering more events at the hill this year, which you can keep an eye on here: .

Some of these events will be resurrections of old ones, like the Downhill Dummy Race (teams build a dummy and send it down the hill through obstacles), while others will be new endeavours, like  a “Marble Mountain Loose Moose Festival.”

There’ll even be some non-skiing and snowboarding events, including fat bike races and a snow shoe soccer tournament.

The slopes should open the first week of January, with night skiing commencing January 19th, and running from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday night skiing will begin on March 3.

Both the lower rates and increase in events were spawned from feedback by users of Marble Mountain, as well as a survey undertaken by the new board of directors.

Also, The Cookhouse and Knotty Pine Lounge will have new menus, “with more affordable options introduced,” as well as some vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, says these new changes should see Marble Mountain come closer to realizing its full potential, as an important economic driver on the West Coast.