12/12/11 - 12:25pm
Nestled near the Tenderfoot Range on the Seward Highway, Manitoba Mountain is a popular site for backcountry skiing.
“It’s the iconic backcountry place in the central Kenai Mountains,” said Pete Sprague, a local skier.
Mountain Rider’s Alliance, an organization founded in part by Hope resident Dave Scanlan, now wants to develop the area so that more people can access and use the mountain.
The Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration project would be a community-focused outdoor recreation hot spot, Scanlan said.