Limberlost, with its high elevation, has always enjoyed consistently heavy snow falls during the winter months. This creates excellent skiing conditions from December until April.
These ideal ski conditions led to Limberlost’s early owners developing the hill which lies between Solitaire and Buck Lakes into an Alpine ski run. A stated objective was to offer every sport for every season.
Initially guests were transported to the “Top of the World” ski hill, as it was known at the time, in a converted truck fitted with treads attached to the rear wheel base and metal skis in front. Skiers could either sit in the truck or be towed to the top of the hill by holding onto ropes. This was known as ski-joring.
In 1939, Limberlost was the first resort in the region to introduce a mechanized ski tow lift, which added to the popularity of Limberlost as a premier winter resort.
The ski hill ceased operating a number of years ago as guests began visiting Limberlost for its other attractions, and as a base for day trips to test their skiing abilities at the more challenging Hidden Valley Resort. The Hidden Valley facilities are less than 20 km from Limberlost on the way to Huntsville.
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A grass trail is cut each year down the main ski run for those wishing to hike to the peak to view the fall colours or as an alternate route to access the Ascension and Pointe Trails.
The main ski run continues to be used by guests during winter for tobogganing and as a return route from cross country skiing along various trails.