Red Deerians won’t have to travel far this weekend if they are looking to hit the slops.
The Canyon Ski Resort officially opens on Saturday.
“Things have shaped up quite nicely actually. We are well on our way, and we are projected to open as planned,” said David Martel, general manager of Canyon Ski Resort.
The beginner area, the terrain park, the sundeck and springbok will all be open, with the rest of the hill soon to follow.
“If temperatures stay the way they are, we may see our triple chair open as early as the following weekend,” said Martel.
Martel said he was hoping to start early this year, but Mother Nature had other plans.
“We thought we’re going to get a good head start on things with all the natural snow we received, but we were delayed in the snow-making process due to above average temperatures,” said Martel.
The hill opened on the same weekend last year.
To celebrate the opening, all lift tickets will be $20 this weekend.