The BP Snow Park at Lambton College is open for the season


January 22, 2015

SARNIA, January 22, 2015 – The BP Snow Park at Lambton College is open for the season. The park was officially unveiled earlier today during an outdoor event hosted by Lambton College officials, Lambton College’s Student Advisory Council (SAC), and representatives from Boarder Pass, the Sarnia company behind the cable park’s innovative concept. Not only is the snow park believed to be the first of its kind constructed in Ontario, but Lambton College is the first college in the country to host such a course on its campus and offer the services to students free of charge.

“At Lambton College we’re always looking for new ways that we can enhance student life. The BP Snow Park at Lambton College allows us to give our students a well-rounded college experience that extends beyond the walls of the classroom,” says Rob Kardas, Executive Director, Student Services, Lambton College. “In addition to being able to offer exclusive opportunities for Lambton College students to learn the fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding right here on campus, the snow park will also provide the community with safe and affordable access to these winter sports.”

For the past three weeks, Boarder Pass employees have been busy constructing the 600ft by 45ft snow course on the Lambton College campus with the assistance of an SMI Super Wizard snow maker, donated on behalf of Sarnia’s Snowfest organizers.

“The idea behind the BP Snow Park at Lambton College is to bring skiing and snowboarding to areas like Sarnia where it’s otherwise not accessible,” says Tim Nixon, owner, Boarder Pass and Lambton College alumni. “We’re excited that we have been able to work with Lambton College to bring this concept to life and give the community the opportunity to enjoy active winter sports in their own back yard.”

Nixon says the park is built in a way that allows students to learn the fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding without fear. All course features are optional and the cables stop automatically if a participant falls.

The snow park utilizes the existing cable park system and infrastructure used in the Boarder Pass wakeboard parks. While the flat land snow park won’t feature any hills, it will boast various jumps, boxes, rails, wall rides and a quarter pipe among other unique features.

Through the college’s exclusive partnership with Boarder Pass, SAC representatives have arranged an agreement that will see Lambton College students receive free access to the snow park Monday through Wednesday (excluding Family Day on February 16) from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Weather permitting, the BP Snow Park at Lambton College should be open to the public as early as this Saturday. Time slots can be booked by calling 1-855-383-RIDE or visiting boarderpasscanada.com.

There are various pricing options available, but the park’s all-inclusive base package offers a 20 minute lesson with all safety gear for $30.

The site will also feature a retail space offering gear purchases, equipment tune-ups and refreshments. A heated viewing area will also be available. The Boarder Pass team also hopes to offer tubing and tobogganing options for families if weather allows.

For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca