Thursday, 27 December 2012

New Years in the Village

As always Blue Mountain Village will be bustling with excitement as we ring out 2012 and welcome 2013! Enjoy FREE family fireworks over the Mill Pond at 9pm, then enjoy the main show at midnight over the hill.

NYE Party - Grab your friends and prepare to dance, dance, dance the night away to The Sound Parade at this upbeat New Years Eve Party!
Weider Room – Blue Mountain Inn 
10:00 pm – 2:00 am - Cash bar and dance with live entertainment by The Sound Parade.
Free return shuttle service to Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Thornbury & Meaford after the party. Predetermined drop offs are in effect for each town. Shuttle service is one way only.
$55 per person including tax

Celebrate with Oliver and Bonacini Cafe Grill!
New Years Eve Magic Show and Buffet dinner. Click here for menu and reservation details
New Years Day Brunch Buffet. Click here for menu and reservation details

Celebrate with Rusty’s at Blue!
New Years Resolution Party. 10pm-2013 Champagne, party favours, DJ Skill’It & Camotion
Tickets $75 in advance or $85 at the door. To reserve or for bottle service contact or visit  

Rusty’s at Blue
Celebrate with Copper Blues Bar & Grill!
New Years Eve 2012-2013. Dinner and party! Party includes Champagne at midnight, passed appetizers, party favours, DJ.
2 Dinner menu features and times. Visit Copper Blues Bar & Grill for complete menu and reservation details

Celebrate with Magnone’s Italian Kitchen!
New Years Dinner and/or Party! 3 Course dinner menu, champagne at midnight and party favours.
Visit Magnone’s Italian Kitchen for reservations

Celebrate with Twist Martini & Wine Lounge!
New Years Dinner & Dance Packages! Ring in the New Year dancing to the sounds of our resident DJ’s.
Visit Twist Martini & Wine Lounge for details and reservations

Celebrate with Kaytoo!

New Years Eve 2013 — the biggest night of the year! Party includes champagne at midnight, party favours, DJ Diddy, balloon drop.
2 Dinner seatings – Family and Exclusive Black, White, Red & Silver Celebration. Email or call 705-445-4100

Celebrate with Avalanche at Blue!
A Toast to Good Music, Good People and the Good Times!
Visit Avalanche at Blue for complete details

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Winter is Back! Blue Mountain Opens On December 12th, 2012

Blue Mountain is set to open for the season tomorrow – Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (weather and conditions permitting). Temperatures have remained consistently cold the last few days, allowing Blue Mountain to ramp up its snowmaking efforts and blast the mountain with snow. Provided the current conditions remain steady, the Resort is on track to open the Silver Bullet and Easy Rider chairs at 9 a.m., with access to two runs, Tranquility and Easy Rider.

To kick-off the season, lift tickets will be sold for $19.00 + HST December 12-14, 2012 with Night Skiing scheduled to start on December 13, 2012. For skiers and snowboarders waiting for snow and colder temperatures to arrive before purchasing a Pass, now is a great time to get the popular 5x7® Pass at the discounted Anniversary Price of $259+HST – prices increase every Monday at 12 a.m. until January 6, 2013. Double Down Cards are also on sale until December 13, 2012 and are a great holiday gift option.

As Ontario’s only Mountain Village Resort, Blue Mountain has the province’s widest selection of on and off-hill activities including the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and Plunge! Aquatic Centre. The Village has activities throughout December, including Family Fireworks every Saturday night, shopping, dining and night life. For winter enthusiasts looking for a quick getaway, Blue Mountain has great early-season accommodation packages including the Early Season Stay & Ski offer starting from $99.00*/night/person + HST/VAF based upon double occupancy in a Village Studio Suite. The Westin Trillium House has packages starting from $120.00*/night/person + HST/VAF based upon double occupancy in a Deluxe Guest Room.
*Some restrictions apply see website for full details. 

Find the latest snow and conditions update at Real time updates will also be posted on Blue Mountain’s social channels:
The Blue Mountain Snow Phone is updated daily at 6:30 a.m. - dial 877.445.0231
Early Opening on Friday, December 14th.
The resort will be opening at 7am on December 14th so let Blue be your all-day babysitter!
New for 2012/13 Winter Season:
·         Snowmaking: Blue Mountain has Canada’s largest and most powerful snowmaking system and new upgrades improve the Resort’s total snowmaking capacity by approximately 10 per cent, and increase its ability to make more snow at warmer temperatures – as high as -2°C.
·         Badlands Terrain Park: New upgrades to the Badlands terrain park feature a new and improved all-snow superpipe. Once built, the superpipe will also be in a new location on the south end of the terrain park (beside the Apple Bowl trail). This change in location creates more space for the creation of new jump and rail lines. With emphasis on progression, a new fleet of rails will be installed, with some old favourites returning, to create a whole new riding experience this season. Snowmaking in the terrain park has also been upgraded.
·         Groomers: Addition of two new state-of-the-art Prinoth Groomers to further establish our fleet as one of Canada’s largest.
·         Events: New this year as part of Pepsi March Break Madness we will be hosting the SNOW Media showcase, a collaboration of photography, film and art from inspiring individuals who embrace the outdoor lifestyle. Check out our full winter events lineup at
·         Blue Mountain Inn Renovations: The final phase of renovations in the historic Blue Mountain Inn are schedule to be completed by 2013.  The completely remodeled rooms provide a fresh new look and feel, and establish the Inn as one of the area's most comfortable, modern and affordable lodging options.
·         Village Accommodations Refurbishments:  Blue Mountain's luxurious Village accommodations continue to undergo refurbishments to both design and in-room accessories.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

New Year at Blue Mountain

Family Celebration

The holidays are best when you’re with family and friends. Celebrate the New Year together in a lively fun filled atmosphere with an incredible buffet dinner and entertainment for the whole family!

Huron Grand Ballroom – Village Conference Centre
·      Doors Open 5:30 pm
·      Dinner 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
·      Entertainment 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
·      Main Stage Circus Act 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
·      Family Fireworks 9:00 pm @ Village
Buffet dinner, live entertainment featuring jugglers, caricature artists, balloon artisits and main stage circus act. Family fireworks over the Village Mill Pond at 9:00 pm.
Private babysitting service is available with advance notice.
·      $75 per person (13 years +) including tax
·      $50 per child (6-12 years) including tax
·      FREE for children 5 and under
Family Celebration tickets cannot be purchased online.
Booking Information
Any of our New Years

Monday, 5 November 2012

The 5x7® Pass Celebrates its 10th Season with 10 Weeks of Continued Discounts

Blue Mountain Resort celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the 5x7® Pass by extending  pre-season discounts for another 10 weeks. That's right, during the  next 10 weeks, the 5x7® pass will continue to be sold at a reduced  rate; however, each week the pass will increase in price by $10.00  (+HST).

In 2002, Blue Mountain introduced the 5x7® Pass as a new, dynamic  option for skiers and snowboarders. The introduction of the 5x7® Pass  not only changed Blue Mountain's operations, but had a huge impact on
 skiers and snowboarders in Ontario.

The Pass provided an affordable, high value bridge between the traditional Night Pass and Full Pass options. The Pass opened up  access for more riders that were looking for flexible and affordable  options.  As a result, "the Resort saw a flood of Passholders from  outside the traditional snow or ski belt," said Paul Pinchbeck,  Director, Marketing, Blue Mountain. "The Pass is popular among locals and guests from the GTA, not just because of the great value, but  because it provides access for night skiing seven days and day skiing  midweek when the mountain is less busy."

Since its inception, the 5x7® Pass has represented more than 80 per  cent of all Passes sold.  "We now see other resorts taking on the same  model," added Pinchbeck.  The Resort also attributes some of its  growth and mountain upgrades such as new lifts, expansion of night skiing, grooming and snowmaking to revenue and demand generated  through the popularity of the 5x7®  Pass.

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the Resort will continue the  pre-season sale of the 5x7® Pass at $209 (+HST) beginning November 5,  2012.  The price will then increase by $10.00 (+HST) every Monday at
 12 a.m. until it reaches its regular season rate of $299 (+HST) on  January 7th, 2013.

Many weather experts are predicting colder weather in the forecast  this season. In addition to the positive forecast, Blue Mountain also  made new snowmaking upgrades for the 2012/13 season.  The new upgrades
 increase snowmaking capacity by 10 per cent, and also allow the Resort to make more snow at warmer temperatures - as high as -2°C.

For more information about this promotion please visit

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Blue Mountain Increases Ability to Make More Snow

BLUE MOUNTAINS, ON – October 23, 2012 – Blue Mountain is preparing for the return of winter with new upgrades to its industry-leading snowmaking system. The upgrades improve the Resort’s total snowmaking capacity by approximately 10 per cent, and increase its ability to make more snow at warmer temperatures.

“We’re proud to have Canada’s largest and most sophisticated snowmaking system,” said Alvin Weatherall, VP Mountain Operations and Risk Management, Blue Mountain Resort. “Snowmaking has long been a part of our history. Our strategy moving forward is to continue to improve our system by investing in the latest snowmaking technologies that enable us to maintain consistent mountain conditions regardless of fluctuations in climate and snow patterns.”

Executing on this strategy, the Resort invested more than $500,000 in snowmaking upgrades over the summer. The most notable additions for skiers and snowboarders are 50 new two-stage, high-temperature guns that enable the Resort to make more snow at temperatures as high as -2°C.

Blue Mountain also improved its industry-leading snowmaking capabilities by approximately 10 per cent. The increase is generated by the addition of 10,000 ft of new snowmaking pipe and a new pump that increases the Resort’s capacity to push water up the hill at a maximum rate of 14,000 gallons per minute (GPM) to more than 500 hydrant locations – leading the industry in this area.

“With these upgrades, Blue Mountain has invested more than $12-million in snowmaking infrastructure to date,” said Weatherall. “Our snowmaking system allowed us to maintain consistent conditions and stay open more than 96 days last season, one of the warmest on record. The benefits of snowmaking to our guests include insurance against poor seasonal weather, longer seasons, better conditions, faster rebound time from thaws and more durable snow that lasts throughout the season,” he added.

Armed with improved snowmaking the Resort hopes to reassure skiers and snowboarders that it can deliver winter even during warmer than average seasons. The Resort has also revamped its Season Pass lineup and has options available for all schedules, styles and budgets. Early Bird rates on all Passes end at 11:59 p.m. on November 1st, 2012. For more information, please visit

Winter Highlights
•         Despite warmer temperatures Blue Mountain was open 96 days during the 2011/12 season and the Resort has averaged 119 ski days per season over the last 10 years
•         Blue Mountain has the largest snowmaking system in Canada with the ability to cover 98% of its terrain!
•         Blue Mountain’s snowmaking system returns more than 90% of the water used back to Georgian Bay.
•         The Resort has one of the most experienced grooming, snowmaking, and operations teams in the industry.
•         Blue Mountain has one the highest verticals in Southern Ontario and the most terrain of any resort in the province.
•         The resort features 36 trails, 15 lifts, 2 terrain parks, a pedestrian village with more than 40 shops, restaurants and bars, and a wide selection of off-hill activities.
•         Freshly groomed trails every morning and night – 9 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. – makes riding under the sun or stars that much better!
•         Blue Mountain has 4 high-speed six person chairlifts – so, even when it’s busy, skiers and boarders get more time on the hill.
•         New upgrades to the Badlands terrain park will feature a new and improved super pipe and increased space for new jump lines and rail lines. Snowmaking in the terrain park has also been improved.
•         2012/13 Season Passes start at $149. The Early Bird deadline ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 1st, 2012.
For more information about Blue Mountain’s industry-leading snowmaking system, please visit

Collin Matanowitsch
PR Specialist
Blue Mountain Resorts Limited

Friday, 19 October 2012

Fall at Blue - Visit Today

From September 4th to October 31st customize your getaway to Blue Mountain Resort with the Autumn Experience Pack and save 25 per cent off a range of activities and experiences including Scandinave Spa, Apple Pie Trail Adventures, Monterra Golf, Gondola rides and Blue Mountain's many attractions.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Rise and Shine at Blue

Rise and shine! Make the most of your getaway by getting an early start to your day.
There's lots to do at Blue Mountain morning, noon and night.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Grand Opening of New Attractions

June 29, 2012

It’s a Natural High at Blue Mountain Resort! Join us as Blue Mountain launches new attractions and ushers in the summer break with special offers on select activities throughout the day on June 29th

Jennifer Valentyne and Frank Ferragine from Breakfast Television start it all off with a Live Eye and early opening, featuring FREE access to the Open-Air Gondola, the new Cascade Putting Course and one complimentary ride on the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster.

HALF PRICE tickets to a wide-selection of attractions. Our mascot Blue and ambassadors from around the Resort will be handing out HALF PRICE vouchers to guests in the Village. Vouchers are valid for access to one of the following attractions: Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Open-Air Gondola ride, Woodlot Low Ropes, Plunge! Aquatic Centre, or Dockside Activities on June 29, 2012 only. The Village will have a great atmosphere with Canada Day Long Weekend entertainment and activities throughout the day.

*Vouchers cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions and has no cash value. Valid on June 29th, 2012 only. Please redeem voucher at the Tickets and Rentals Building located in the Blue Mountain Village EXCEPT for Plunge! and Dockside where offer can be redeemed directly on-location. Weather and conditions permitting.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Starbucks at Blue Mountain has a Fresh New Look

Starbucks at Blue Mountain Resort (BMR) has undergone a major facelift, and is celebrating its fresh new look with a grand re-opening event on Friday, April 27th, 2012.

The celebration includes an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Duncan McKinlay, Deputy Mayor, Town of the Blue Mountains; Gord Canning, Chairman & CEO, BMR; and Jacob Biersteker, Starbucks Store Manager. Following the ceremony, Starbucks is providing FREE beverages for an in-kind donation to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation (free beverages will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation is BMR’s official employee charity.

Starbucks has called the Blue Mountain Village home since 2001, and is looking forward to a revitalized interior. In addition to the fresh look and feel, the grand re-opening celebration will also provide patrons with their first opportunity to sample the new Frappuccino® blended beverage – Mocha Cookie Crumble. Be among the first to try this delicious new creation!

Starbucks will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm. on Friday April 27th.  Regular store hours are Sunday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

What:               Starbucks Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
When:              Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Photo Op:        Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. with Duncan McKinlay, Deputy Mayor, Town of the Blue Mountains; Gord Canning, Chairman & CEO, BMR; and Jacob Biersteker, Starbucks Store Manager
Details:            Free beverages for in-kind donation to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and launch of the NEW Frappuccino® blended beverage – Mocha Cookie Crumble

Monday, 2 April 2012

Jazzmania Hits The Westin Trillium House

Internationally acclaimed songstress and “Montreal’s Queen of the Blues”, Dawn Tyler Watson returns to The Westin Trillium House Saturday April 28th as part of this year’s Jazzmania Weekend. Six-time winner of the Quebec Lys Blues Award for Best Female Artist and two-time winner for Female Vocalist of the Year at the prestigious Canadian Maple Blues Awards, Watson brings her silky voice and seasoned bandmates to Blue Mountain Village for what is sure to be an intimate and entertaining affair.

“Watson, in a nutshell, smokes. She has a kit bag full of smooth moves, and a personality that lifts off the page.”
                                                 - Blues Review Magazine.

The Westin Trillium House has put together an exclusive package including the show, accommodations and a sumptuous 4-course dinner prepared by renowned Oliver & Bonacini’s Marc St. Jacques, Executive Chef of Auberge du Pommier, and accompanied by wine pairings from Niagara’s 13th Street Winery, thoughtfully conceived by Master Sommelier Peter Bodnar Rod. Packages start at $190 per person based on double occupancy and there are a limited number of Concert Lounge show only tickets available for $30. Book your package at

Kicking off the region’s music festival season, Jazzmania runs from Friday April 27th to Sunday April 29th with a full slate of shows at select venues across Thornbury and Clarksburg. In its twenty-first year, the festival has grown to include a wide range of crowd-pleasing musical styles including Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Gospel, Blues and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll. Entertaining AND community-minded, Jazzmania donates a portion of proceeds to music education programs and toward the promotion of musical events in the Blue Mountains region.  For more information and complete show listings visit