Blue Facts

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORTS LIMITED FACT SHEET

Blue Mountain

  • Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain village resort, is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay and spans across the beautiful Niagara Escarpment.  Blue Mountain has become the four-season destination of the North, and was rated the number one family-friendly ski resort in Canada by MSNBC in 2011.  Blue Mountain is an Intrawest Resort

Intrawest

  • Intrawest ULC is a world leader in destination resorts and adventure travel.  The company has interests in six resorts at some of North America’s most popular mountain destinations

Location

  • 90 minutes north of Toronto and 11 km west of Collingwood

Portfolio

  • 40 acre pedestrian village at the base of the mountain
  • More than 1,000 accommodation units
  • Capacity for over 2,000 guests on a nightly basis
  • More than 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail spaces
  • More than 36,000 square feet of state of the art conference space
  • 2 onsite spas and nearby Scandinave Spa

Recreation
Winter

  • 36 ski and snowboard trails
  • 15 chairlifts including 4 high speed six person express chairlifts
  • 251 acre resort with 94% snowmaking coverage
  • Vertical drop of 720 feet
  • Versatile terrain with 27% beg./ 27% int./ 46% adv.
  • Monterra Golf & Tennis
  • Plunge!  Aquatic Centre
  • Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

Spring/Summer/Fall

  • Open-Air Gondola
  • Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster
  • Monterra Golf & Tennis
  • Plunge!  Aquatic Centre
  • Private Beach
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Cascade Putting Course
  • New Spring 2012 – Timber Challenge High Ropes & Woodlot Low Ropes

Founded

  • 1941, by Czechoslovakian born Jozo Weider

Employees

  • 420 full-time year round employees
  • 1200 winter employees
  • 400 summer seasonal employees
  • Over $10,000,000 payroll

Management

  • Gord Canning, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; George Weider, Vice-Chairman; Dan Skelton, President & Chief Operating Officer; Harold Abbotts, VP Finance; Bev Philip, VP Sales & Marketing; Chris Lewis, VP Recreation Services; Alvin Weatherall, VP Mountain Operations and Risk Management; Dave Sinclair, VP Human Resources; Alvard Petten, VP Hospitality and Home Owner Services

Distinctions

  • Designated as a Service Excellence Organization by the Ontario Tourism Education Council

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