BLUE MOUNTAINS, ON – This season, Blue Mountain Resort has focused their efforts on growing the world of alpine sports in Ontario. With a goal to create lifelong skiers and snowboarders in mind, Blue Mountain is pleased to announce a weekend of events that focus on ski and snowboard skills development occurring January 17-19, 2014.
January 17, 2014 – The Orchard Grand Opening
Celebrate Blue Mountain’s terrain expansion with the grand prize winner of The Ultimate Orchard Experience. One lucky winner and four friends will receive 60 minutes of private access to The Orchard Trails prior to resort open, plus all new skis or snowboards for the group. Join us at 7am as we open the slopes and invite the group to enjoy a money can’t buy experience at Blue Mountain Resort.
January 18, 2014 – Women’s Snowboard Federation Park Day
Blue Mountain hosts an all-girl coaching tour that focusses on progressing park and all mountain snowboard skills for female riders. Pre-register at parkdays.ca for access to private snowboard lessons with elite female coaches.
January 18, 2014 – Salomon’s Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid
Participate in a team-based snowshoe race combined with navigation by map and compass. Competitors will travel on and off-trail to checkpoints located throughout The Blue Mountains stunning forests and parklands. Teams of two will have up to 3-hours to collect as many checkpoints as possible.
January 19, 2014 – World Snow Day
Blue Mountain makes it easy to become a skier or snowboarder with their Newbie Circuit offered for one day only at $19. The Newbie Circuit includes rentals, beginner lessons and a beginner lift ticket for children aged 13 and older.
January 19, 2014 – The Ontario All Aboard Demo Tour
While at Blue Mountain, snowboarders can check out the latest in snowboard technology with the All Aboard Demo Tour which brings the 2013/2014 demo fleet to the base of the Silver Bullet Chair. Guests can demo their choice of board from brands like Burton, Salomon, Gnu, Capita and more.
About Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Blue Mountain has become the four-season destination of the North, visited by more than 1.5 million guests a year. Winter at the resort boasts 42 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer the largest downhill mountain biking facility in Ontario, Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Timber Challenge Ropes Course, Wind Rider Triple Zips and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round the resort attracts visitors to more than 1,000 luxury accommodation units and 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in our pedestrian Village. 37,500 square feet of state-of-the- art conference space caters year-round to corporate meeting groups. Blue Mountain is 50% owned by Intrawest ULC. Visit www.bluemountain.ca for more information.