Gear Guide

Picture it now, as poles tangle into boots that tip over your skis, knocking the board into the tidy stack of helmets as your scarf gets caught on your goggles. Let us help you out!

Clothing

Manitoba winters are cold – be prepared. The best way to dress for your day of skiing or snowboarding is to wear layers. This way, you have the option to add or remove clothing as your body temperature heats up or cools off. Up to 60% of the body’s heat can escape through your head, so definitely wear a hat. We don’t allow backpacks on chairlifts, so we ask skiers and snowboarders to please leave yours in a locker. They can get caught on the lift and cause problems in case of an evacuation. We also do not allow people to carry a child on their back on our hills. It is very dangerous for you and the child. Remember, being over-dressed is always better than being under-dressed… you can always take off a layer. Once you’re dressed, you’ll be ready for a great snow day!

Essentials

  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Sunglasses or Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Water resistant outer-layer
  • Hat
  • Warm socks
  • Sunscreen

Protective Gear: Helmets

Whether you’re doing aggressive freestyle skiing or running the bunny slopes with your kids, we can help you find the right ski protective gear for you and your family.

Holiday Mountain adheres to the position of the Canada West Ski Areas Association and recommends that parents and children educate themselves about the benefits and limitations of helmet use when planning to ski or snowboard. We respect each person’s personal choice as helmets are optional at Holiday Mountain. Should you choose to wear a helmet, we have them available. Fit is essential with a helmet – in fact, an improperly fitting helmet can actually cause injury! When being fitted, be sure to tell the technician if you will be wearing a hat under your helmet, so that the size can be adjusted accordingly. All Rental Shop Technicians are trained to properly fit helmets, and all helmets are inspected daily. We do NOT allow the use of non-snow sport helmets such as bicycle or hockey helmets.

In 2013 Holiday Mountain replaced our fleet of rental helmets. All 300 helmets meet both the CEN 1077 & the ASTM F2040 safety standard.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Rentals are available in person upon arrival. Ensure that you pick up your Lift Ticket first, they are required for equipment rental. Each renter must fill out their own rental form. Be prepared to show your tickets at time of rental. At the end of your stay, simply leave your rentals at the rental shop.

*Rental prices below are plus 5% GST & 7% PST.

Rentals

Snowboard Ski
Full Set $33 $33
Junior Set (1-12) $30 $30
Skis/ Board Only $24 $24
Boots Only $19 $19
Poles Only $5
Helmets (optional) $7 $7
Rentals
Snowboard

Full Set

$33
Junior Set $30
Skis/Board Only $24
Boots Only $19
Poles Only N/A
Helmets (Optional) $7
Rentals
Ski

Full Set

$33
Junior Set $30
Skis/Board Only $24
Boots Only $19
Poles Only $5
Helmets (Optional) $7

In-Case of Emergency

While Holiday Mountain does everything possible to ensure the safety of our guests, accidents can happen. To minimize your chances of being injured, take a lesson with a professional. At Holiday Mountain over the last 3 seasons, 77% of the accidents occurring are from skiers/riders who have not taken a lesson from a professional. We also ask each group to bring a secondary vehicle for transportation in case of minor injuries. 911 service is available 24/7.

  • Rock Lake Hospital: 20km
  • Boundary Trails Hospital: 42km
  • Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg is 30 minutes away via Stars Air Ambulance

Alpine Responsibility Code

Here are some important safety tips in case you witness an accident:

Act quickly. If you witness an accident, time is precious. Your first action is to prevent further injury. The international signal for a skiing accident is a pair of crossed skis approximately 10 meters uphill from the accident site. This tells others to avoid the area and signals the snow patrol. If the injured person is lying in an area that is not easily seen from above, send someone uphill to divert traffic. The most important thing you can do is ski & ride responsibly. Follow the Alpine Responsibility Code and take a lesson. Spectators are not welcome at an accident scene.

  1. Send someone to notify patrol or a resort employee.
  2. Clear the area of sight-seers.
  3. Do not move the injured person.
  4. Do not remove any of their equipment.
  5. Once patrol arrives, they are in charge.
  6. Ask patrol if you can be of any more assistance, if not, please leave the patrol to do their job.
  7. In case of a collision, please wait at the bottom of the hill to give a statement to patrol once they are finished.
  8. Do not speculate on the potential injuries.