WELCOME TO ASESSIPPI!
Welcome to Manitoba’s premier destination for skiing and snowboarding, Asessippi Ski Resort! Situated just 20 minutes North of Russell, we take pride in being the largest ski and snowboarding resort in the area. Nestled in the Asessippi Provincial Park, our slopes offer numerous lifts and unmatched prairie snow conditions. One of the three chair lifts is lined and illuminated by LED lights, providing a spectacular night skiing experience on the slopes.
But that’s not all – winter fun extends beyond downhill thrills. We invite you to explore the excitement of snow tubing and snowshoeing, giving everyone a diverse range of winter activities to enjoy.
Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, this guide is designed to assist you in navigating the essentials of your Asessippi Ski Resort visit. We understand that planning a ski trip involves numerous items, and our aim is to make your experience as seamless as possible.
Remember that time will vary based on road conditions. Be sure to check out the Manitoba Highways site for highway information and also Asessippi conditions via our Snow Report page.
Average drive times:
• Winnipeg – just over 4 hours
• Regina – just a little more than 2.5 hours
• Brandon – about 2 hours
WHAT TO PACK
When you visit the prairies, conditions can change rapidly. Come prepared with a few different options of clothing. A toque, waterproof gloves, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, long underwear, warm socks and quality goggles are important. Helmets are also highly recommended and are available for rent or purchase on-site. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also important on sunny days, and extra socks are helpful when fitting rental boots. Whether on the slopes or in the village area, layering will keep extra warmth trapped in, and it’s easy to adjust throughout the day.
If you don’t have gear, don’t sweat it. Our Rentals department has got you covered with skis and boards suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced! Plus, the Trails End Gift Shop has plenty of toques, gloves, helmets and more… they’ve got you covered for outdoor must-haves!
ARRIVING AT ASESSIPPI
When you arrive at the location and park, head towards the Asessippi building, where all of the amenities you will need are in one convenient location. The Ticket Counter, Snow School, and Rentals are located on the lower level. The Guest Services, Bear’s Den (food court), Gift Shop, Sugar Shacks and O’Lifty’s Pub n Grub can be found on the main level.
TICKET PICK UP
Before you hit the slopes, purchase your lift pass online at asessippi.com and swing by the Ticket Counter to collect your Lift Tickets. The automatic ticket kiosks are located in the center of the lower level. When you arrive at the resort and go to the kiosk Simply choose print tickets and use the scanner to scan the bar code in your confirmation email, and it’ll print out your Ticket. You can purchase your lift passes at the kiosks as well by choosing buy lift tickets and choose the lift pass you require. Place your ticket on an easily visible area of your winter clothing. There will be guest service staff to assist you should you need.
ON THE SLOPES
With 200 acres of skiable terrain and 26 ski runs, there is plenty to explore. There are maps and wayfinding signage in the base area and on the hill, but to get a lay of the land, be sure to take a look at our trail maps before heading out for the day. Trail maps can be found in our Guest Services or on our website.
For first-timers to Asessippi Ski Resort, we recommend booking a lesson to have an instructor show you around. These experts will help you figure out the best spots on the hill for what you’re looking to ski based on your ability level.
TIPS & TRICKS
Weather Conditions – Always check weather conditions and hours of operation prior to visiting Asessippi by checking our Conditions & Cams page.
Personal Property – Storage Cubbies and Lockers are available in the lower level of our building. Always remember not to store any valuables in an open area or bag. Asessippi is not liable for any damaged or stolen property.
Peak Periods – Weekends and Holidays are our busiest times. We recommend arriving with 30-60 minutes to spare, providing adequate time to park, get equipment and prepare for your day on the slopes.
Asessippi Ski Resort evolves every season, and all feedback is welcome. We are always happy to answer questions from regular visitors as well as those considering visiting us for the first time. Response times can vary but most inquiries are responded to within 48 hours.