Bridging the Gap at Nitehawk
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After 20 years off skis, Ginger Dumais attempts a comeback to bond with her son.
A nervous grin spreads across Ginger Dumais’ face as she picks up speed, reaching the edge of control coming down a steeper pitch on the run Will-o-way at Nitehawk Adventure Park, 20 minutes from Grande Prairie. Her expression is part thrill, part fear. In the split seconds of her descent, it’s hard to tell which will win out and whether she’ll manage to stay upright
Being back on skis was itself a feat, to begin with. A couple of years ago, Dumais had decided to pick up skiing again. And yet despite her best intentions, she found herself making excuses to put it off as time went by. Last season came and went, and she passed on another chance over the Christmas holidays this year.
When You Go
Pretty much any time of year is a good time to be in Grande Prairie to enjoy the slopes of Nitehawk. Night skiing is a unique draw for the region in the wintertime, and snow seekers shouldn't be fooled into thinking this is just a place for kids. This place has changed a lot over the years. In just 13 years, Nitehawk has grown its operations six-fold, so you'll experience the momentum and have a blast ripping it at Nitehawk.
Grande Prairie is just 4.5 hours north of Edmonton via Highway 43.
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