The Walden Ski Club is getting ready for another successful season at the Lively Ski Hill. The snow guns have been blasting and the concession stand is being stocked and ready to open.
New this year is the addition of the skating rink near the base of the ski hill. Originally set up by the tennis courts for many years, the new location of the ice rink will allow families to have one central destination for family activity in Lively.
Due to this addition the ski club is working with the City to extend the hours of operation for the ski hill, and as always they are looking for volunteers to help out in the concession stand during the season.
If you are interested in volunteering, or if you want any additional information, please contact Josh Gervais at 692-3607.
By Kelly Demers
Posted By RACHEL PUNCH, THE SUDBURY STAR Posted 2 hours ago on www.thesudburystar.comLively Ski Hill has its guns blazingThe Lively Ski Hill has been lit up with its new snow guns blazing for about two weeks now, preparing to open for the season on Wednesday. "Right now, we are just really excited to have the guns blowing snow," said Kelly Demers, volunteer marketing co-ordinator for the Walden Ski Club. The club has worked to revive the hill for the last few years, doing repairs, adding a lift and raising funds for snowmaking. A lack of snow had prevented the hill, which has been closed since about 2001, from opening. The club collected the $43,000 needed to purchase snow-making equipment a couple of years ago, but the hill then ran into another issue -- a lack of water access. Mother Nature did provide enough snow last season for the hill to open for about three months. "It was a bit spotty because there were certainly some days where we had to close due to conditions. Overall, we were open for about three months. We considered that pretty successful," Demers said. This year, the hill won't be so weather dependent. The club has collected more than $12,000 and the city has kicked in the remainder of the cost to bring snowmaking to the hill. The price tag for snowmaking and water access was about $120,000, Demers said. Snow making started at the hill about two weeks ago. "This is the first year we are going to have snowmaking. The conditions on the hill will be excellent," Demers said. The city, which is taking care of maintenance and snow making, announced the opening of the hill will take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Mayor John Rodriguez and Coun. Jacques Barbeau are scheduled to be at the opening
Lively Ski Hill to Have Snowmaking!
Photo caption:Walden Ski Club volunteers help to brush the Lively Ski Hill for the upcoming season.
Nature helps Lively skiers Abundance of snow allows ski hill to open for first time in eight years Posted By RACHEL PUNCH, THE SUDBURY STAR
Lively Ski Hill is ready to open for the first time since 2001, thanks in part to Mother Nature.
Things are going downhill in Lively again. That's because the Lively Ski Hill is back in business after an eight-year absence. The hill will open for the season today from noon- 4:30 p. m. Saturdays and Sundays, and from 7-9:30 p. m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The hill features a new platter lift and concession stand. Operating hours are dependent on weather conditions and may change without notice.
Snowmaking almost a reality for Lively Ski Hill
For Immediate Release Friday, March 7, 2008.FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT FROM LIVELY TO ADANAC SKI HILL DURING MARCH BREAKDownhill skiers from Lively and area won't have to miss their favourite sport over the March Break.Due to a lack of natural snow cover on the Lively ski hill, the Walden Ski Club has partnered with the City of Greater Sudbury and Ward 2 Councillor Jacques Barbeau to offer free public transit to Adanac Ski Hill, from Monday, March 10 until Friday, March 14.Greater Sudbury Transit express bus service will leave the T.M. Davies Community Centre/Arena at 9:10 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. each day. Return transportation from Adanac Ski Hill will leave at 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.Adanac Ski Hill is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 10 to 14. Lift tickets are available for purchase at the hill. For information about ski hill conditions, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca or call 566-9911.For information about express bus service to Adanac Ski Hill, please call Greater Sudbury Transit at 675-3333.- 30 - Media Contact:Ghislain Lamothe, Manager, Corporate Communications and French-Language Services, City of Greater Sudbury, 674-4455, ext. 4507 Fundraising Concert Brings Local Talent Home!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 3, 2007Greater Sudbury Ski Hills not yet open for seasonResidents are advised that the Greater Sudbury Ski Hills (including Adanac, Capreol and Lively) are not yet operational for the 2007-2008 season. More snow is required in order to create a safe terrain for all skiers and snowboarders. The City will advise the media and the public when the hills are ready to open.For more information, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/ski or call 3-1-1.-30-Media Contact: Alison Taylor Communications Officer City of Greater Sudbury 674-4455 ext. 2513