Video: Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario opens for the season
BLUE MOUNTAINS, ON, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2012/13 winter season at
Blue Mountain kicked off today, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 as
Ontario's largest ski resort opened the mountain to eager winter
To kick-off the season, lift ticket rates are $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. Visit
bluemountain.ca/passes for details.
"It's no secret that Mother Nature didn't cooperate last season, and as
a result we got off to a late start," said Paul Pinchbeck, Director,
Marketing, Blue Mountain Resort. "This year we're ahead of schedule
stockpiling snow and building our base for the season. With a promising
long-term forecast, we're looking forward to the return of winter and
another great season at Blue."
The opening is attributed to a combination of colder temperatures, hard
work by all Blue Mountain staff and an improved snowmaking system.
Snowmaking upgrades increased the Resort's total snowmaking capacity by
approximately 10 per cent, and improved its ability to make more snow
at warmer temperatures - as high as -2°C.
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 package
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. Visit bluemountain.ca and/or westinbluemountain.com for full details.
Find the latest snow and conditions update at www.bluemountain.ca. Real time updates will also be posted on Blue Mountain's social
The Blue Mountain Snow Phone is updated daily at 6:30 a.m. - dial 877.445.0231
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 bluemountain.ca/events
Blue Mountain Inn Renovations: The final phase of renovations in the historic Blue Mountain Inn are
scheduled 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.
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. Winter at
the resort boasts 36 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, Ropes Courses 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.
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Image with caption: "Eager winter enthusiasts wait for the first chairlift of the year at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario today, December 12, 2012. (CNW Group/Blue Mountain Resorts Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121212_C8431_PHOTO_EN_21894.jpg
Image with caption: "Slopes open for the season at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario on December 12, 2012 (CNW Group/Blue Mountain Resorts Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121212_C8431_PHOTO_EN_21895.jpg
SOURCE: Blue Mountain Resorts Limited
For further information:
Manager, Public Relations
Blue Mountain Resort
Tel: 705-445-0231 ext: 6052