Top 5 Reasons to Love Spring Skiing and Riding

he birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and you can finally head out to the ski hill without mitt warmers or a balaclava. The mercury is rising and spring skiing and riding is in the forecast! As with the end of any season, the coming of spring is bittersweet: we are excited for the…

Top 5 Ways To Enjoy A Canadian Winter

ome things are a perfect match: marshmallows and hot chocolate, fresh snow and snowmen, mittens and scarves. When it comes to proud Canadians, their perfect match is a sparkly white winter. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable day out in the elements, an intimate soiree indoors or a little something in-between, here are the top…

Riding with an Olympian

I did not grow up skiing. Coming from Southwestern Ontario the skiing culture was very small and the hills were few and far between. When I began working at Blue Mountain two years ago I saw my opportunity to begin skiing and took advantage of it. On Opening Day 2013, I was geared up and…

New Year, New You?

s we move past Christmas Day, many of us have already turned our sights toward the New Year. A quick poll of the Blue Mountain marketing office reveals that not many of us stick to the tradition of setting a New Year resolution. When the question was asked regarding who sets and keeps New Year’s…

Snowmakers Prep for the Season

t won’t be long before you begin to hear the signature whoosh of the snow guns blowing at Blue Mountain Resort. Like most diehard skiers and snowboarders, this time of year has turned us into what we like to call “weather watchers.” The Weather Network has found a permanent home in our browsers and we…

Weather the Rights and Wrongs of the Forecast

t seems to happen every year, right around the beginning of autumn. Long range winter weather forecasts are sent out to the masses leaving everyone wondering whether or not the meteorologists have gotten it right this time. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, a few winter weather predictions have already come across the…

Winter is for the Warriors

eptember is here and school is back in session. It’s only fitting to start off the season’s first blog post with a little quiz. Don’t worry! We’ve made this quiz easy for you. Question 1: True or false: Winter is your favourite time of year. Question 2: True or false: You own enough toques, mitts,…

140 Days!

ith 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…

Meet Steve, Blue Mountain’s Snowmaking Expert

A lot of work goes into getting Blue Mountain ready for Opening Day. While our guests are counting down the days to first chair, our mountain operations team is busy working behind the scenes, closely monitoring temperatures, waiting for the perfect time to turn on the snow guns. Today, conditions were prime and the unmistakable…