The magic makers at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort

 
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Doc Pow

The magic makers at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort

By DOC POW for #SkiNorthAB

Cold Lake, AB – Kinosoo Ridge is a ski and snowboard destination that makes magic happen almost hourly, every single day. For Kinosoo camp goer, Cohen Petranic, the magic-making efforts resulted in his, "best day…ever."

Head to eastern Alberta for the “best day ever?”

Here at Kinosoo, which is owned by the MD of Bonnyville, that statement is said every single day.

As a long-time ski and snowboard enthusiast, it’s incredible to visit a destination where the ski and ride learning process is so apparent. Kinosoo’s set up for learning to slide on snow is exceptional with its gentle slopes and low pressure feel – and don’t think you have to be testing those legs out all day. The resort also features a great tube park and is just the thing for a post-lesson magic carpet ride. It’s the magic they offer behind the desk that might also make it one of the best days ever for all the parents or the snow-seeking aunts and uncles out there.

Looking to get the most out of your visit to Kinosoo Ridge? Make sure to check out Kinosoo Ridge's official website

Behind the scenes: as you’ll in the video, we spent the day “shadowing” five-year-old Cohen, as he experienced the Kinosoo Kids Ride and Slide day camp. It’s awe inspiring to watch as kids, or adults for that matter, learn or become a better skier, and I consider myself fortunate as a SnowSeekers story teller, to be able to share the story with you.

The confidence gained in one day is striking. You can see it in their eyes and with the Kinosoo camps, it’s even better when you get to see them out having fun on the hill, just the kids and their new-found buddies.

Wanna fight screen time overabundance in your household? Be a good parent, aunt or uncle, click here and sign up for one of Kinosoo Resorts’ kids ride and slide camps.

As you can see from the video within this story, Petranic is stoked from the experience of being with a few new friends, minus the parents, enjoying this growing ski and snowboard destination right outside of Cold Lake.

Kinosoo Ridge
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Doc Pow

Kinosoo snow school supervisor, Corie Martyniuk and her band of magic men and women – instructors – are standing by for the families next awesome ski adventure. Think of it, with kids in camp, you are left with time on the slopes that will be all yours.

“It’s a really positive experience. The kids make instant friends, learn or better their skiing or riding together, and it becomes way less intimidating,” explains Martyniuk. “In most of our camps after an hour and a half lesson, they all do lunch together and then hit our tub park.”

Kinosoo Ridge
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Doc Pow

“It was a little nerve racking,” says Cohen’s mom, Tricia. “Not from leaving him, but more concerned of a bad attitude – he likes to do everything fast, no control, but what we find is that Cohen will always listen better with an instructor.”

She went on to explain how nice it’s been for her and her husband to enjoy their own day on the slopes and a beverage in Kinosoo’s adults-only day lodge lounge. “The day started by explaining to Coen that if he listened well, he could be a better skier than his dad.”

As you will read in this Kinosoo look at their 10-year future, there is no dust collecting on any skis around here.

Kinosoo Ridge
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Doc Pow

Kinosoo’s magic menu is pretty full considering its offerings including a tube park, two chairlifts, two magic carpets, wicked food menu (try of the chicken Parmesan or the homemade veggie bean burgers) and a winter events line-up that will keep your wheels turning. Join Craig McMorris Feb 16 at Kinosoo for the community-wide Snow Fever – an annual offering to Ullr to fuel the #SkiNorthAB ski and ride stoke.

When You Go

Just announced – new kids camp for March – dates include March 2nd, 8th and 9th.

Kinosoo is set right on Cold Lake; team up your time on the slopes with a stay at the Hamilton House B&B, where Brian and Rhonda Hamilton will host you not only with a great stay, but also get you and the crew on the ice for a little fishing.

Picture this – an awesome day for the family, hitting the ice for après and catching dinner with a successful day of fishing. It can happen – start here.

Make some magic happen for the whole family – sign up for one of Kinosoo’s Ski and Snowboard camps (kids and/or adults) and click in for the best day ever. Camps run February and March.

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Destination
Kinosoo Ridge
Region
Interior Alberta
Province
Alberta