December is on the horizon and winter sports including skiing and snowboarding will be on the minds of many. Table Mountain Regional Park is set to open its doors in the coming weeks and manager Lawrence Blouin offers insight into when they should be ready. 

“I don't think we'll be able to open on the 3rd, which is what we were hoping for, but I'm very, very confident that we'll be going on the 10th.” 

The flow of up and down weather has caused the delays, says Blouin. 

“We had a pretty good run of snowmaking here from the 6th of November, and I think we shut down the 13th. We had 7 or 8 days there when it was cold, and we've been sitting in warm weather ever since. I need another 4 days of snowmaking and it looks as if the window is going to open up here for us.” 

The ski hill will remain as it was last year, with no real new attractions primarily because the money has been put towards an essential service at Table Mountain. Blouin shares the details. 

“We're in the process of doing a rebuild on our chairlift. We're talking about three quarters of a million dollars to rebuild the chairlift that's been in service here since 1991. So, before it starts giving us trouble, we want to make sure it's tip top shape, so we're spending money there. That's kind of where all our extra money has been going the last couple years.” 

Guests can expect to pay a bit more this season if they want to spend their winter shredding the slopes. 

“Unfortunately, we had to have a price increase. The government threw another 6% at us here on October 1st.  Basically, everything from food to lift tickets, rentals, the whole works.” says Blouin. 

Adult day passes will amount to 42 dollars this year and all prices and information can be found by visiting Table Mountain Regional Park | Saskatchewan's Best Ski Hill.