Newbie Chronicles I & II

Okay, so I’m a newbie. And that’s to a lot of things; moving to Canada, the freezing cold, sooo much snow and skiing. I’m Stephen, an international Blue Mountain employee from England. I haven’t seen more than 3 inches of snow since I was 14 and I know recently England got a light dusting and…

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…

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…

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,…

How to Store Your Winter Gear

kay; we are finally ready to call it on the winter season but what do you do with your skis or snowboard while you head out on the bike or paddleboard? Just shove them in the garage and worry about it when the snow starts to fall again? Wrongo! Show your gear some love by…

100,000 Vertical Feet in One Day

ore than five years ago, three Winter Warriors decided to set a goal of skiing 100,000 vertical feet in one day. On March 4 of this year, Ted Yard, Chris Maitland and Bruce Bell successfully completed that feat here at Blue and they shared how they accomplished it with us. For most of us, the…