Asessippi season wraps up with a splash


That's a wrap on the ski season at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort, near Russell, MB.

Conditions were quite fine and an estimated 200 skiers and boarders came out to celebrate the end of the season with one last run. My son Riley just purchased a snowboard at Brandon's Stream & Wood and was really eager to give it a live test. So they were among the crowd on the final day at Asessippi.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort

If you were one of the daring few, you could ski or snowboard into the 'slush cup' to go out with a splash. The 'slush cup' is literally a man-made slush pool at the bottom of the hill. Not a mom's idea of a good choice. Luckily my boys took a pass and stayed warm and dry.

If you were so inclined to think about next season, the pro shop at Asessippi was selling rental boots at just $5 a pair and kids' ski sets at $30.

Each year the season starts in December. For yearlong information and special events, look them up online at