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Goodbye Blue Mountain, Hello… Glen Eden?

For the past five years or so, I have been buying passes to Blue Mountain Resort. This “mountain” (hill), is located north-west of Barrie, Ontario and is extremely popular as it is the best ski/snowboarding option in a fairly large geographical radius here in Southern Ontario. However, popular means busy and busy means line-ups. The […]

Snowboarding Season Finally Begins in Ontario

Better late than never, right? Major Ontario ski areas like Blue Mountain and Mt. St. Louis Moonstone are finally opening this weekend, as areas north of Toronto have been receiving heaps of snow all week. Most are opening in a limited capacity, though, with plans to open more lifts and runs as weather permits. In […]

Ontario Shredding Video

Just came across the video below starring shred pro T.J. Schneider. Looks like they did a few days at Ontario ski resorts, which is pretty cool. Featured resorts are Blue Mountain, Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, and Dagmar. Watching this video makes we want to get better at park riding.

A Fine Spring Day at Blue Mountain

Yesterday Josh and I headed to Blue Mountain to get in some final turns. Blue¬† decided to re-open for the long weekend after some wacky weather dumped 30 centimetres, so we headed to Collingwood for a last hurrah. We had pretty low expectations for the day, as Blue reported 9 runs open, a 50cm base, […]

The 2008-2009 Season: May She Rest In Peace

I hope referring to the season as “she” does not offend anyone. I write this post with a rather heavy heart, but it seems that only a miracle will allow me to snowboard here in Ontario again this season. I headed out to Blue Mountain last week (solo again). and by the end of the […]

First Turns Imminent: Ontario Is Open for Business!

It’s been downright snowy and freezing here in Ontario for about a week or so. For many ski areas here, that’s more than plenty of time to make some snow, cut some runs and get the hills open in at least some sort of limited capacity. As a result, I’m sitting here at 6:30 in […]

Canadian Ski Resort Improvement Roundup: Post 601 and Counting

First, big ups to Josh for holding down the fort while I was out of town on business travel the past couple of weeks. He put up some great articles that stirred up some interesting discussion. I’m really pleased to have Josh on board! (He was also responsible for post number 600!) I wanted to […]

Finally: Blue Mountain Will Expand Into The Orchard

Blue Mountain has re-launched their website for the winter season, and there’s an interesting note buried within. Visitors to the snow tubing area of the site are now greeted with this message: “After years of enjoyment, the decision was made to close the Tube Town Snow Tubing Park. Blue Mountain is getting prepared to embark […]

Blue Mountain Ski Resort: From the “I Didn’t Know That” Department

Some interesting stuff I discovered while looking around for some post content this week: There is a ski resort in Ontario that’s taller than Blue Mountain and big enough to host an FIS-sanctioned Giant Slalom Race: The Georgian Peaks Ski Club. With a vertical of 820 feet, Georgian Peaks is Ontario’s highest and longest hill. […]

Ontario’s Blue Mountain Bounces Back

You might recall that last winter was the worst (read: warmest and least snowiest) the Toronto area had seen in years. Many resorts like Blue Mountain were forced to lay off their staff during the much-needed holiday season because, well, warm temperatures forced them all to stay closed. Blue mountain alone was forced to temporarily […]