Get your gear ready! The 2013/14 season at Blue Mountain has started. "Opening Day is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year for Blue Mountain and many of our guests," said Paul Pinchbeck, Director, Marketing at Blue Mountain Resort. "With the weather on our side, and our snowmakers working diligently to get our trails ready, a November open reaffirms our commitment to what will be a long and successful winter season."
Last year, Blue Mountain's winter season stretched into late April and with this year's forecasted open on November 30th, Blue Mountain continues to emphasize the importance of early season starts and late season finishes for skiers and snowboarders alike. Provided that the current weather conditions remain steady throughout the coming days, the Resort will be on track to open the Silver Bullet Chair with access to two runs, for day operations between 9:00am and 4:30pm. Of special note: Blue Mountain will close following weekend operations from December 2nd to December 4th for regularly scheduled maintenance with a return to full seasonal operations on December 5th, 2013.
The Orchard, Blue Mountain's expanded terrain, is forecasted to open in December with limited runs. However, with snowmaking infrastructure set for three of the six new trails, Blue Mountain predicts a Grand Opening of the Orchard sooner rather than later. "The Orchard is the biggest on-hill development Blue has seen in the last thirty years," stated Paul. "With an additional 64 acres, The Orchard represents a 20% increase in skiable terrain. We're trying to usher in the new terrain as soon as possible so we can continue to provide our guests with Ontario's best alpine experience."
Blue Mountain Village is in full swing throughout the month of December with activities including Family Fireworks every Saturday night as well as premiere shopping, dining and nightlife.
With a winter full of events, Opening Day is only the beginning of great things to come this season at Blue Mountain Resort.