Since the introduction of a winter long weekend, Asessippi Resort has been growing the February holiday weekend into a homecoming tradition.
“Approximately 4500 people participated is one of the many activities here over the weekend.” said Roz Pulo, director of marketing for Asessippi.
Saturday kicked off with RAIL WARS, an annual event that is a big hit with free style skier and snowboarders alike. Over $5500 worth of cash and prizes were on the line as the 45 competitors threw down all they had to get to the podium. Winners are listed below.
“Our newest feature this season, the yellow school bus, was an incredible hit,” Pulo added.
The larger of the two terrain parks, Central Park, was used for the event. The yellow school bus was added to the multiple features such as the canon, wall ride, kink and rainbow rail, along with all kinds of straight rails and jumps giving the park an urban feel. The park is located off the Bear Chair and can be viewed part way up the lift making for excellent entertainment for guests just out skiing for the day.
Saturday evening the Powder Keg Pub was alive with the sounds of Swamp Gas of Neepawa. Live music in the pub is now a weekly event thanks to the Subway Snow Packed Series which invites a different musical talent every Saturday. March 2, Don Amero, recent Juno Nominee will be performing. Mike Oakley of the Accelerators and Curtis Newton will be out March 9th and 16th respectively.
Sunday, the resort was open late, until 8 p.m. and followed by another spectacular fireworks display. Kids were treated Monday to some great extras in the village with face painting, jugglers and more.
“We named the weekend the Asessippi Homecoming Weekend the same year, Manitoba had their province wide homecoming events and have decided to stick with it,” Pulo explained.
The weekend here has grown into one of the busiest for the resort with both local residents and guests from all over taking in the winter experience right here in Manitoba.
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort is located just west of Inglis, near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.