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
10am - 12pm
Snow scuplture carving
Mill Pond
10am -4pm
Winter Scavenger Hunt
10am - 10pm
Mountain Scavenger Hunt
Blue Mountain
10am - 4pm
Red Prince Apple Cider Tasting
10am - 4pm
Horse and Wagon Rides
2pm - 4pm
Wood Sculpture Carving
10am - 4pm
Ice Sculpture Carving
Groove Dancing
The North Face DJ Skating Party
Mill Pond
Glow in the Dark Groove Dancing
Silver Bullet Plaza
Fire Dancing
Silver Bullet Plaza
Torch Light Parade
Smart Alec
Smart Alec