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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Kinosoo Ridge Green Chairlift Update

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Municipal District of Bonnyville Media Release 
Kinosoo Ridge Green Chair Update 


January 13, 2022 – At 41 years old, Kinosoo Ridge’s Green Chairlift is one of the oldest operational chairlifts in North America. Due to its advanced age, additional measures are needed to meet current safety codes as per Alberta Elevating Devices Amusement Rides Safety Association (AEDARSA) and to ensure the continued safety of our visitors. Unfortunately, there has been a delay in opening the Green Chairlift as we continue to secure this certification.  

In response, Council approved credit/refund scenarios for current season pass holders at its Regular meeting held on January 12, 2022. 

In the event Kinosoo receives approval from AEDARSA (the certifying body for all ski lifts in Alberta) by January 26, 2022, season pass holders will be offered the choice of one of three options: 

  • A 25 percent credit of the total season pass cost available to be used at the Ridge (rentals, kitchen, Tube Park passes, retail, pro shop, or purchase of 2022/23 season pass); 
  • A 25 percent cash refund, allowing the user to continue to access the hill and remaining lifts for the rest of the 2021/22 season; OR 
  • A full refund, if requested before January 26, 2022. This would cancel the season pass for the remainder of the 2021/22 season. Pass holders must return their pass(es), in person, before a refund will be issued. 

If the Green Chairlift does not receive approval by January 26, season pass holders will be offered further options at that time. Administration will begin issuing refunds and credits on Friday, January 21. Once the decision has been made by AEDARSA, it will be announced on the Kinosoo Ridge social media platforms and website. 

The Green Chair is scheduled for replacement the summer of 2022.

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