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January 12, 2007
For immediate release

Brookvale Opens Limited Runs this Weekend


After a slow start due to the unusually warm winter weather, Brookvale will be up and running Saturday, January 13, with limited alpine runs for skiing and snowboarding. Unfortunately, conditions are not as favourable for the nordic trails but staff will continue to monitor and open cross-country trails as soon as conditions improve.

The alpine section will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and due to the fact that there are limited runs available, reduced rates will be available for customers.

“We’ve been waiting for sustained cold weather to provide the required low temperatures to make snow to complement the natural snow that’s fallen over the past few weeks,” noted Philip Brown, Minister of Tourism. “If we can keep the snowmakers going and the weather cooperates, we’ll be in a position to open more runs on the hill for the skiers and snowboarders to enjoy in the coming weeks.”

When the temperature drops to minus levels for sustained periods of time, the snow-making technology available at Brookvale, coupled with the dedicated staff, allows sufficient snow for activity on the slopes. Everyone working at Brookvale has been busy taking advantage of any snowfall and the predicted low temperatures will allow that to continue.

Sunday, January 14 will see hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with regular hours to begin Wednesday, weather permitting. With any luck, the snow will stick around for the remainder of the winter and nordic sites will be open as soon as conditions improve on the trails. Enthusiasts are encouraged to contact the hill about conditions and hours of operation because, while you might not see snow on your lawn, the technology of snowmaking means you might still be able to ski.

For more information about hours and conditions at the Brookvale, call (902) 658-7861. Information is also available on the web at

Media Contact: Sherry MacDougall
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