Ski Wentworth

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Ski Wentworth
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Location Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nearest city Truro
Coordinates 45°36′36″N 63°33′23″W / 45.61000°N 63.55639°W / 45.61000; -63.55639 (Ski Wentworth)
Vertical 249 m (815 ft)
Top elevation 302 m (990 ft)
Base elevation 53 m (175 ft)
Skiable area 0.61 km² (150 acres)
Runs 23
Longest run 2.8 km (9,240 ft)
Lift system 3 (1 magic carpet (ski lift), 1 quad chair, 1 T-Bar)
Terrain parks 2 (half pipe)
Snowfall 381 cm (150 in)/year
Snowmaking 75 %
Night skiing Yes

Ski Wentworth is a Canadian alpine ski hill in Nova Scotia's Cobequid Hills.

Ski Wentworth is located in the hamlet of Wentworth in the Wentworth Valley, 48 km northwest of Truro and 67 km east of Amherst on Trunk 4.

It is the largest alpine ski facility in Nova Scotia, having a 248 metre (815 foot) vertical difference. It features 23 alpine trails, a half-pipe, and 2 terrain parks. The trails are varied in difficulty from beginner to expert and support both alpine skiing and snowboarding.

Trails[edit]

Trail Difficulty
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Wentworth also has varied glade or tree trails from intermediate to advanced. Glade trails exist over almost the entire mountain and are largely unmarked on the trail map.

Lifts[edit]

Wentworth has 1 Quad chair lift, 1 T-bar lift and 1 Magic carpet (ski lift).

Terrain Park[edit]

The Terrain Park features many jumps, rails and boxes for all abilities.

2011 Canada Winter Games[edit]

Ski Wentworth was the main venue for the 2011 Canada Winter games in terms of Alpine and free-style Skiing. As of Summer 2009 construction was underway to enlarge the half-pipe as well as to improve the snow making equipment and re-create the moguls trail. The upgrades also featured new trails. [1]

Other services[edit]

Wentworth has an outlet in the main lodge, offering a selection of ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and accessories. The SKIGLOO Daycare is open Weekends and Holidays from 9am to 4pm, and Friday nights 7pm to 10pm, throughout the entire season. The outlet also tunes and repairs equipment. The rental shop at Ski Wentworth features a variety of skis, boards and blades as well as boots, poles and helmets. Ski Wentworth also has ski and snowboard lessons and is patrolled by the Canadian Ski Patrol.

References[edit]

  1. ^ skiwentworth.ca

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