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The Biggest Little Hill | Falcon Ridge

The Voltfuse crew take to the hills in Manitoba

Ever heard of Falcon Lake, Manitoba? Nope, us either. A quick Google places it east of Winnipeg, and far south enough that it’s fairly close to the US border. It’s the site of Canada’s best documented UFO case and is also home to one of the tightest knit ski hills in North America.

“A small speck on the map run by three sisters who inherited it from their parents”

In their ‘Biggest Little Hill’ series the Voltfuse crew decided to eschew the Banff’s, Whistler’s, and Lake Louise’s of the world and instead went in search of snowboard communities nestled in tiny resorts around Canada. Episode 1 focuses on Falcon Ridge, a small speck on the map run by three sisters who inherited it from their parents. “A place where plaid has always been in style, where vintage snowmobiles are a primary mode of transportation, and home to one of the most captivating, family-like communities you could ever stumble upon.”

Falcon Ridge

Although small in size, this resort is seemingly huge in character. With a die-hard local community who support and frequent the hill, they manage to strike an important balance between being consumers and being friends.

The crew get to build their own ‘shrink ray Superpark’ and start razzing through the playground lapping their new rope tow kingdom. One of the beauties of riding at a smaller resort is that you’ve got the place to yourselves, one of the beauties of riding a tiny resort is you can build the place yourselves.

A prerequisite to live in Falcon Lake is an abundance of facial hair.

We’d never heard of Falcon Ridge resort, or the small lakeside town it was settled in before this, but after seeing the buttload of snow and the buzzing community who call it home, we’re itching to take a trip ourselves.

Produced by VOLTFUSE
Directed by Only Issue Co.

Riders: Bowen French, Alex Henniffent, Marc-André Séguin, Robert Ewanchuk, Bobby Young

Special thanks: The Christie family, Robert Ewanchuk, Bobby Young, Ben Hadaller, Ryan Gemmel, Gord Hood, The incredible people of Falcon Lake.

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