Jan
25
2019

Province invests in new groomer for ski park

Economic Development and Tourism Minister Chris Palmer (centre) joins staff and skiers at the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale to see the facility's new groomer.

Investing in infrastructure

Skiers and snowboarders will benefit from more reliable and up to date equipment after the provincial government invested in a new groomer for the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale.

“This is great news for the province’s only downhill skiing facility, and for skiers and snowboarders of all ages,” Economic Development and Tourism Minister Chris Palmer said. “The purchase of a new groomer for Brookvale provides the facility with a new, far more reliable and efficient groomer. It will help ensure we are able to open the facility and have it ready for users at the earliest possible opportunity after every snowfall and especially at the start of the season.”

The old groomer at Brookvale has been in service for over 20 years. A breakdown in December caused a delay to the start of the season over the Christmas holidays and the groomer had to be repaired before the hill opened. The province invested $397,000 to purchase the new Pistin-Bully groomer.

“Breakdowns have become a fairly common occurrence over the last few years, and repairs have often been costly,” Brookvale’s Director of Operations Allan Matters said. “This new groomer is a game changer for us. It reduces the time it will take to prepare the runs, and lessens the possibility of costly and untimely breakdowns.”

For more information, visit Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale or visit the facebook page.

Media contact:
Andrew Sprague
Department of Economic Development and Tourism
902-368-5535
asgsprague@gov.pe.ca 

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