Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Blue Goes Green for Earth Day Blue Mountain Resort will be hosting an Earth Day movie screening in support of Environment Network’s Active and Safe Routes to School Program

BLUE MOUNTAINS, ON – April 17, 2017 –– In celebration of Earth Day and in anticipation of another fantastic biking season, Blue Mountain will be hosting a film screening in support of the local Environment Network’s Active & Safe Routes to School program. Blue Mountain is best known for its ski operation in the winter but has grown into a four-season destination that highlights natural features of the Escarpment to offer attractions to guests.

“Being the largest mountain village resort in Ontario comes with a heavy responsibility to plan and operate in cooperation with the environment,” says Lindsay Ayers, Director of Planning and Environment at Blue Mountain. “We are inviting the community to join in our efforts to make sustainable choices and support a cause that encourages just that.”

As the community puts away their skis and snowboards and gets ready biking season, Blue will be screening Bikes vs. Cars, a film that highlights the positive impact communities can have when they support alternative transportation. A fitting film to raise funds in support of the Environment Network’s program which aims to curb driving habits and instead find greener ways of getting around.  

“Getting outside and using human power vs. fossil fuels for transportation has so many positive outcomes.  The obvious reductions in emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, physical and mental health benefits but also the not so obvious; such as reduced congestion on our roads, and improved community connections.  It helps us all to get to know each other and feel less isolated after a long winter of grey days and hibernation.” says Michele Rich, Executive Director at the Environment Network. “The Environment Network will use funds raised to continue the Active and Safe Routes to School programming, specifically the Walk to School Bus and in-school programs.”

The film screening will take place on Earth Day, this Saturday April 22 in Weider Room at the Blue Mountain Inn. Tickets are $10 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Environment Network.

Event Details:
What: Earth Day Film Screening: Bikes Vs. Cars
When: Earth Day – Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 pm
Where: Weider Room – Blue Mountain Inn

Tickets are $10.00 each in support of the Environment Network.
The event includes free popcorn (BYOB – Bring Your Own Bowl), a cash bar (with valid photo I.D.), and draws for a selection of great door prizes!

Tickets are available for purchase at The Environment Network (10138 Highway 26, Collingwood) or Columbia Sportswear in the Blue Mountain Village.

More information can be found at: https://www.bluemountain.ca/things-to-do/events

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Blue Mountain Resort to Host Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals



The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals will be hosted at Blue Mountain Resort March 3-5, 2017.The event will showcase the world’s best ski cross athletes as they compete in the season’s final World Cup race. Blue Mountain Resort located in the Blue Mountains, Ontario is looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over the globe to cheer on their athletes while enjoying Ontario’s premiere alpine destination.


Credentials: Media who would like access to the event venues must be credentialed. An accreditation form can be found online at http://alpinecanada.org/events/fis-ski-cross-wolrd-cup-blue-mountain-can. Media passes will be issued at the registration desk located inside the Blue Mountain Inn. A photo ID is required.

Filming and Photography: Upon arrival, designated positions near the bottom of the course and in the finish area will be assigned to the credentialed photographers on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: All media other than print are required to complete a Video / Audio Footage Policy form.

Interviews: Media interested in interviewing particular athletes, team or coaches before, during or after the events should contact Ashley Shantz, Manager, Communications & Media Relations for Alpine Canada at ashantz@alpinecanada.org. Media interested in interviewing representatives from Blue Mountain Resort should contact Tara Lovell, Manager, Public Relations for Blue Mountain Resort at tlovell@bluemountain.ca

Visitor / Spectator Information: The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup race and Celebration Festival are FREE to attend. Visitors are encouraged to use the Collingwood / Blue Mountain Transit Link which will be offering FREE bus service from Downtown Collingwood to the Village at Blue.

Spectators are welcome to watch the event from the course finish area which will be located behind the Blue Mountain Inn. Spectators and guests can also watch live coverage of the race in the World Cup Celebration Festival Area located in the Blue Mountain Village. Guests can also enjoy free family activations and live music in the Village throughout the weekend. 

Event Schedule:
Friday, March 3
-        Official Training (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
-        World Cup Festival – Village at Blue Mountain
Saturday, March 4

-        Official Training (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)
-        World Cup Festival – Village at Blue Mountain
Sunday , March 5

-        Training and World Cup Finals @ 10:30 a.m.
-        Awards – Ski Cross Finish area immediately following the race
-        World Cup Festival – Village at Blue Mountain

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Our Favourite Four Letter Word

Remember 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 open our windows and shout for joy with a proclamation of our favourite four-letter word. S-N-O-W! 


And yet, we waited and our wishes turned into prayers until finally, winter came, as it always does. And when the white stuff did arrive, it was bright and wonderful and everything we hoped for and it left us wanting MORE! That's why we get excited about things like this season's Farmer's Almanac. Say what you will about long-range forecasts. It may be a shot in the dark but we are clinging to the optimism. 

According to this year's prediction, we can expect a proper Canadian winter with cold temps and lots of, you guessed it - snow! That's right, folks! It isn't just our wishful thinking that has us excited about getting ready for winter.

The Weather Network is looking ahead to a white winter too with their recent Winter Sneak Peak that has our hearts all a flurry. According to their forecast, we can expect a "classic winter" this season with all the wintertime fixin's including "above normal snowfall for much of the Great Lakes region". Start up the Bing Crosby and dust off your hats and mittens, friends. Looks like our days will be merry and white!

Still a non-believer? We have a feeling Mother Nature may be feeling a bit remorseful for last winter (if we can call it that). And maybe we are reading too far into it, but we like to think that she sent us a little sign of hope this morning with a light sprinkling of snow on the top of Blue Mountain this morning. 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Blue Mountain Turkey Tent Event

Gear up for less at Blue Mountain’s signature retail sale: The Turkey Tent Event. Save up to 70% off your favourite brands including Columbia, The North Face, Burton, Salomon, and more! Plus, you can pick up or purchase your 2016/17 Winter Season Pass while you’re outfitting yourself for a winter on the slopes. The Turkey Tent Event is upstairs in South Base Lodge.
Thursday October 6: 9am – 9pm
Friday October 7: 9am – 10pm
Saturday October 8: 9am – 6pm
Sunday October 9: 9am – 5pm
Monday October 10: 9am – 12pm


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Monterra Golf Set to Tee Up

Blue Mountain Resort is declaring winter officially over with the opening of its championship golf course, Monterra scheduled for Thursday, April 28. The public course, designed by award-winning golf course architect, Tom McBroom, is one of the most unique in the area with scenic views of Blue Mountain’s ski hills from the base of the Niagara Escarpment.

Players will notice some changes to the course this season with new forward tee decks on all 18 holes. Previously known as a challenging course, Monterra’s updated course stats will welcome golfers with varying levels of ability.

“We want to encourage both expert and novice golfers to come and enjoy the sport,” says Adam McCutcheon, Manager of Golf Operations at Monterra. “Golf is just as much about the game itself as it is spending time with family or friends who want to enjoy a round as well. The new forward decks make playing at Monterra more accessible for a variety of players while maintaining the quality of play we strive to deliver.”

Golf memberships are currently available at the Monterra Golf Shop, by phone at 1-877-445-0231 or at ww.bluemountain.ca. Each Monterra membership includes the opportunity to purchase Birdie rounds for a friend or family member to play at a discounted rate.

Golfers should note that the course will open this Thursday with aerated greens and cart path only. For those eager to get back into the swing of things, tee times can be booked by phone at 1-877-445-0231. More information can be found on Blue Mountain's recently updated website.


Friday, 4 March 2016

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Mother Nature has been temperamental this season but we'll take what we can get and in the case of the last 24 hours, it has resulted in 20+cm of fresh snow! Thank you, MN!

Winter may be fickle but more importantly Winter is also Freedom, Family and Social. See which profile suits you best over on our YouTube channel.

March Break is around the corner and we've partnered with Family Channel to make your getaway a memorable one. Details for this exciting week are further down in the newsletter.

Enjoy a sample of #winterwarrior shots below and keep tagging us on social media! 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Winter is Here and Blue Mountain is Celebrating

Blue Mountain is known for hosting festivals and events during the summer months but on Saturday, January 23rd, the Resort will host its first winter festival: Celebrate Winter. This new festival is designed to celebrate all things snow including the fun of the Village with the sport of the Mountain.

“Winter is here!” says Tara Lovell, PR Manager at Blue Mountain Resort. “We were all anxiously awaiting the season and Blue Mountain is ready to celebrate everything that winter has to offer.”

Blue had its latest opening day on record on December 30th but thanks to proactive on-hill preparations and the Resort’s advanced snowmaking technology, the hill is now open end-to-end with nearly all of Blue Mountain’s 42 ski runs open for skiing and riding.

“The Village is looking its best with a fresh blanket of snow, especially at night with the lights on the slopes and on the trees,” notes Patti Kendall, Director of Marketing & Events for the Blue Mountain Village Association. “While we normally run events in the warmer months the pedestrian design of our Village, fire pits and outdoor stage are fun and safe for families.”

Celebrate Winter will kick off at 9:00 a.m. where locals and guests alike can spend a full 12 hours outside enjoying all that the season has to offer including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing and even a winter scavenger hunt through the Village. Afternoon fun includes a tour through the Village on the MJ Byrne’s Horse & Wagon rides, maple taffy on snow, ice wine, local apple and cider sampling, interactive groove dancing and ice and wood carving. Once the sun sets, look forward to a Fire & Snow party featuring Glow Groove Dancing, a torch light parade down a ski run, fire dancing and fireworks.

“The wait is over and we are inviting everyone to join us in celebrating the snow,” says Lovell. “Bundle up, embrace the season, and get outside with us at Blue.”

The complete list of winter activities taking place during Celebrate Winter can be found online at www.bluemountain.ca or www.bluemountainvillage.ca. Guests should also be reminded to call 1-877-445-0231 for snow and attraction updates.


Schedule of Events: 
10am & 2pm
Columbia Guided Snowshoe
Columbia
10am - 12pm
Snow scuplture carving
Mill Pond
10am -4pm
Winter Scavenger Hunt
Village
10am - 10pm
Mountain Scavenger Hunt
Blue Mountain
10am - 4pm
Red Prince Apple Cider Tasting
Village
10am - 4pm
Horse and Wagon Rides
Village
2pm - 4pm
Wood Sculpture Carving
Village
10am - 4pm
Ice Sculpture Carving
Village
3pm
Groove Dancing
Village
6pm-8pm
The North Face DJ Skating Party
Mill Pond
Evening FIRE AND ICE SHOW
8:30pm
Glow in the Dark Groove Dancing
Silver Bullet Plaza
9:30pm
Fire Dancing
Silver Bullet Plaza
10:15pm
Torch Light Parade
Smart Alec
10:30pm
Fireworks
Smart Alec