The Story Behind Hole 15

At the base of Blue Mountain is Monterra, one of Ontario’s most popular resort golf courses. Designed by Canadian golf architect, Tom McBroom, Monterra was developed as a traditional links course, encompassing rolling bent grass fairways, razorback mounding, 86 bunkers, seven lakes, ravines, creeks and some spectacular elevated tee shots. But aside from the vistas…

Is Skiing the Only True Family Sport?

Heather Korol, author of A Slice of Happy and active, outdoor mom of three, shares her perspective on the claim that skiing (or snowboarding) is the only truly family winter sport. “Do you think skiing is the only true family winter sport?” a friend asked me while we were discussing the upcoming winter events in…

Our Favourite Four-Letter Word

emember the start to last winter? We did everything right. We were good all year and made sure to be ready for our favourite season. The letters to Santa were sent, all the wishes made and the traditional sacrificial burning skis offered to Ullr (Okay, that last part didn’t happen). All we wanted was to…

Why We Miss Winter

outhern Ontario is experiencing a heat wave which seems about right at this peak time of summer. And while we layer on the sunscreen for the third time today and try to look cool with sweat dripping from our foreheads, it’s hard not to get nostalgic about winter. Here are the top 10 reasons we’re…

Zero to Hero: Meet Yulun

ulun is our 2016 success story. He started his snowboarding journey in December 2015 on the magic carpet and beginner hill. Through lessons, persistence and courage, he was conquering black diamonds by the end of the season! We’re sharing Yulun’s journey with you to hopefully inspire you to try something new and maybe become Blue’s…

Man of the Mountain: A Hot Chocolate with Konrad Kuhn

fter 60 years of skiing at Blue and thousands of days on snow, Konrad Kuhn has been recognized as one of Blue’s most frequent skiers. If the lifts are turning and there’s snow on the hills, it is safe to say Konrad can be found skiing at Blue. We caught up with Konrad in-between runs…

Stay Safe on the Slopes – Go Easy on the Edges

ne of the many reasons skiers and riders are passionate about hitting the slopes is the rush they get as the wind hits their face and the world seems to whiz by. But with any outdoor sport, it is important to find the balance between adrenaline rush and safe precaution. Enter Blue Mountain Ski Patrol’s…

Life of a Local: Winter Hiking

lue Mountain Resort is located in the The Town of the Blue Mountains with several surrounding communities. Living, working and playing in the area gives locals a wealth of insight into the hidden gems and special tips for those looking to explore the region. Our guest blogger, Kelly O’Neil, who was born and raised (and…

Skiing on a Budget

here’s no argument that putting your kids in sports and extracurricular activities can be expensive, and it’s no surprise that there is a direct link between kids involvement in sports and household income. That being said, for many sports there have been programs set up along the way to encourage families to get active together,…