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Ontario Snowboarding

First Trip to Blue Mountain

Discussion

  1. If you thought the conditions at Blue were lousy on Sunday, you would not have wanted to be there Saturday night… because in comparison, Sunday’s snow was actually quite decent!
    If I can add two more comments in regards to Blue Mtn vs Moonstone:
    1. Blue has longer line-ups. Much longer line-ups. Always.
    but
    2. Mt. St. Louis Moonstone does not offer night skiing. I’m not sure how far of a drive it is for you, but for those of us who have to spend hours in the car getting to and from the hill, MSLM just isn’t always an option.
    I guess, in the end, it’s still basically personal preference. Either way, I like riding at both resorts and switching it up between the two is a great idea to keep things interesting.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2006, 7:31 pm
  2. You have a very good point. Blue has night skiing, and a whole lot of it. I still can’t understand why Moonstone doesn’t invest in that. Serious operational overhead, I guess..
    Anyway, the terrain park rule really drove me nuts. And the prices are a bit high. But I can live with the drive, especially for the selection of runs. I’ll be going back again, I’m sure.
    Thanks for your comment!
    –adam

    Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2006, 7:57 pm
  3. Ugh; yeah, well that’s the “Zoo at Blue” for ‘ya. I was a snowboarding supervisor at one of adjoining private clubs up in Collingwood when I livd in Ontario.
    The one thing that I loved, as a local, was that Park pass though. It meant that Blue Mtn could build the big, “dangerous” jumps & rails that no other resort would put in; and everyone in there knew what they were doing & had at least rudimemtary park etiquette!
    But I totally hear you about the cost of it: absolutely exorbitant!
    ps – hello! from http://www.snowmellen.net

    Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2006, 4:23 pm
  4. Hey, thanks for the comments. 🙂
    I guess it would act as a pretty good filter, eh? One thing I’ve realized after talking this over with a few more people is that places like Moonstone are full of jackasses that love to cut in line; you can be standing on top of the hill, waiting to hit a jump or a rail, and some jerk will just cut along the side and jump ahead in line. Not only is it ignorant.. it’s dangerous.
    Also, if you go to Blue, say, two or three times.. the cost is minimal, because from what I understand you only pay the 10 bucks once.
    –adam

    Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2006, 7:47 pm
  5. Exactly Adam!
    Everyone has park etiqueete, keeping us all calm & safe!
    ^_^

    Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2006, 6:34 pm