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Blue Mountain Switches Gears (Posted On: Wednesday, December 16, 2015)

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Blue Mountain Resort Re-opens Green Season Activities with Snowmaking On-the-Ready. Meteorologists are forecasting a green Christmas and many are looking to businesses like ski resorts to be anxiously watching the mercury with hopes of a drop in the temperature. With the holiday season getting closer, the staff at Blue Mountain Resort will actually be getting ready to activate some of the Resort's green-season attractions while waiting for the snow. "We have never been more ready to make snow and to get the ski season going," says Peter Sutcliffe, Director of Mountain Operations. "We are always watching for snowmaking opportunities with the intention of opening up our lifts as soon as possible. While we wait on Mother Nature, we can re-activate some of the diversified offerings we've developed over the years at Blue."

This Saturday, Blue Mountain will re-open several of its green-season attractions including the Woodlot ropes course, Cascade mini putt course, Wind Rider Triple Zip lines, and the climbing wall. As well, the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, a four-season attraction, will continue to be available for guests who want to ride to the top of Blue Mountain and experience the thrill of zipping down the Escarpment with or without the snow coverage.

The Blue Mountain Village will also continue to buzz with holiday activity with their scheduled Jingles and Joy activities. Carolers can be heard throughout the pedestrian walkways along with the jingle of horse and wagon rides. There will be free family activities such as guided hikes, movie nights for lodging guests, family yoga and scavenger hunts. Fireworks will light up the sky on Saturday evenings and even Santa will be making an appearance for children looking to make a last-minute request to the big guy.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase how much more we have at Blue Mountain," notes Sutcliffe. "The staff at the Resort have rallied together to create activities that will be available no matter what this winter has in-store." Blue Mountain will also be offering indoor laser tag and a kid-friendly activity room. The Resort's Snow School team is getting ready to bring programs like the Riglet Park, a tiny tot introductory snowboarding park, indoors so that little riders can still get ready for when the snow does arrive.

"What we know for sure is that the snow will come," states Sutcliffe. "This is winter in Ontario. Winter comes every year and Blue Mountain is ready for it. In the meantime, we are going to keep doing what we do best and that's getting guests outside and having fun."

Blue Mountain attractions will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day as of this Saturday, weather and conditions permitting. Details about the Jingles and Joy activities in the Blue Mountain Village can be found at the Village website. Updates about on-hill conditions and Opening Day will be posted on Blue Mountain's social media sites and on Blue's website


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