Martin and Alyna Obexer hit the bunny hill at Mt. Timothy on Sunday. In celebration of Family Day weekend the ski hill is offering discounted lift passes on Monday

Martin and Alyna Obexer hit the bunny hill at Mt. Timothy on Sunday. In celebration of Family Day weekend the ski hill is offering discounted lift passes on Monday

Mt. Timothy to offer free Family Day skiing for kids 6 to 12

After most unusual weather patterns in January, Mt. Timothy Ski Area welcomed more than 25 centimetres of fresh snow.

After most unusual weather patterns in January, Mt. Timothy Ski Area welcomed more than 25 centimetres of fresh snow that has restored its smooth, soft conditions skiers and snowboarders expect, said general manager Adam Piccolo.

Following the thaw, rain, freeze cycle last week Piccolo said he’d never seen anything like it.

“I have never seen snow conditions like that in 12 years working here,” he said. “It took three passes with the groomer to make an impression.”

Luckily, the warm weather did not decrease the snow pack significantly and the base remains at about 125 centimetres with new snow falling on top.

The fresh snow is dry and soft, the trees are plastered white and Mt. Timothy is again a winter wonderland heading into the Family Day weekend.

Mountain specials for Family Day on Feb. 9 include $25 lift passes for adults, while accompanying children six to 12 are free.

Mt. Timothy Ski Area director Stephen Pellizzari said there’s no excuse to not visit the hill this weekend.

“Come on out and enjoy winter,” Pellizzari said. “Golf is still three months away.”

The annual dinner auction coming up Feb. 7 in 100 Mile House at the Valley Room is sold out, and organizer Debbie Dengel said she’s looking forward to a fun night of socializing, new events and a lively auction.

Mt. Timothy will be open from Wednesday, all the way Monday.

For more information and to check snow conditions visit www.skitimothy.com.