Kinosoo Ridge Anniversary Celebration Ski and Snowboard Cross
Start date: 18 February, 2017
End date: 20 February, 2017
Winter outdoor pursuits such as skiing, skating and snowboarding play a significant role in our community’s quality of life and healthy lifestyle. These pursuits are readily available for residents of all ages at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort, a regional initiative spearheaded by the M.D. of Bonnyville. Kinosoo Ridge, located 14 km east of the City of Cold Lake, has served as northeastern Alberta’s premier downhill ski facility for over 34 years. It has evolved into the prime winter recreation destination in the region hosting events including the Alpine Skiing and Free Style events of the 2010 Alberta Winter Games.
This 2016/17 ski season marks the 35th anniversary of northeastern Alberta's premier public ski resort, Kinosoo Ridge. During the Family Day long weekend, Kinosoo hosted celebration events in recognition of this milestone and the momentous occasion of Canada's 150th birthday.
The recreational events hosted at the facility included daily ski and snowboard snowcross competitions for young competitors from Alberta and Saskatchewan. Family users also enjoy the ski, snowboard and tubing hills during this time as well as the specially created Ice Pavilion that featured a children’s Ice Slide and other interactive aspects.
Nature of the Project Reach
The Kinosoo Ridge Celebration was for people of all ages and walks of life in northeastern Alberta. The ethnic and cultural diversity found across Canada is uniquely present here in the Lakeland region. Canadians from newer cultural minority groups live and work here in the oil & gas industry and for the Department of National Defense Air Force Base in Cold Lake. The founding cultures from the area – French, Aboriginal, and Ukrainian – also have a very strong presence. Evidence of their traditions and cultures abound in all rural and urban Lakeland communities.
The main goal of the Kinosoo Ridge Celebration was to provide an all-inclusive celebration of sport and music worthy of commemorating our nation’s 150th birthday for people of all ages and walks of life while immersed in the beauty of the Canadian winter.