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,…

A Green Holiday at Blue

Our Manager of Guest Services does a great job of keeping things positive – no matter how green our holidays have been this year. We had to share her version of T’was the Night Before Christmas which pokes a little fun at this mild start to the season. It’s a little belated but still worth…

Snowmaking Myths BUSTED

he reality is that Blue Mountain is situated on the shores of Georgian Bay and nestled into the Niagara Escarpment. Although this area of Ontario is stunningly beautiful, we are working within a very unique and unpredictable micro-climate. Weather conditions can vary drastically within just a few kilometres which makes for a finicky snowmaking environment….

Waiting on the Weather

t looks like Mother Nature and Old Man Winter aren’t quite on the same page at the moment and with some warmer temperatures and rain forecasted this week, we will be waiting at least another week before the lift chairs start moving. But even if Mother Nature isn’t quite ready for winter, Blue Mountain Resort…

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…

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…