With the winter we’ve had this year, it should come as no surprise that the 2013/2014 season will be one for the record books! On Monday, April 21st, 2014, Blue will set a new record with 140 days on-snow. 140 days!! That’s over four months of skiing and riding in Ontario…something not seen since the winter of 2008.
The birds are chirping, small buds are beginning to bloom and bluebird days are starting to become a weather standard. Spring has finally sprung at Blue Mountain, and lucky for you skiers and snowboarders out there, there’s no end to the snow season in sight!
It may not feel like it but technically speaking, spring is here! From the looks of our slopes, there’s no way you’d know it. With a healthy base of 130cm from top to bottom, snow conditions at Blue have never been better. And, with any luck, spring weather will be in the forecast bringing with it some of those epic bluebird days and patio après we’ve all been craving.
Contest season seems to creep up faster and faster every year for our skiers and snowboarders. When it comes down to it, this is the time when the hours of hardwork and dedication come together towards putting down a clean run, or stomping that elusive trick. Follow along with some of our Blue Mountain Team Riders as they compete in the Vans Hi Standard Big Air, Beaver Valley Park Brawl, Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam and a Division 2 Alpine Ski race.
We are a skiing and snowboarding family of six, and every year we load up our equipment and visit Blue Mountain several times during the winter months. But when I went up in the summer for a weekend getaway with my oldest daughter, I was impressed by the huge variety of outdoor activities available to us that didn’t involve snow. The sizable investment in their activities last year makes Blue Mountain one of the most accessible and fun places for Greater Toronto Area residents to go – even when it’s green all around and not full of the white stuff.