NEED FOR SPEED Fairmonts tube park was bustling during the 2016 Locals Day. File photo

By James Rose

Special to The Pioneer

For the third consecutive year, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area is pleased to offer Locals Day this Saturday, January 14th.

For one single Toonie per person, guests can enjoy a day on the slopes or in the tube park with same-day access to the hot springs included as well (same-day access to the hot springs is only valid with a same-day ski lift ticket not tubing). And with the recent fresh snow, in addition to the ski hills manmade snow, the ski conditions are in excellent shape.

To qualify as local, patrons must live between Brisco and Canal Flats and provide ID with proof of a local address.

Locals Day is a chance for the Resort to provide the opportunity for locals to come out for a fun day of skiing and tubing for a great price, said Nancy Hetherington, Fairmont Resorts director of sales and marketing. For those that havent visited the ski area for some time or for those who have never skied here, it is the perfect time to experience everything our ski area offers.

Each year, it seems more and more locals are taking Fairmont up on its offer.

Last year, in total there were 285 skiers and 185 tubers who took advantage of the Toonie offer, said Ms. Hetherington. Those numbers represented a 30 per cent increase over 2015.

Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Area is a significant part of the community and is perfect for families. Offering skiing or tubing for a Toonie is an affordable outing for a family and a good way to give back to the community, added Ms. Hetherington. From noon to 4 p.m., DJ Wild Bill will be playing at the Ski Area lodge and other activities include face painting, campfire smores, find Monty on the Hill, and more.

We encourage locals to come out and take advantage of skiing for a Toonie and enjoy a day on the slopes and all the activities.

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