The 2014-15 season is just days away as Blue Mountain prepares to open their slopes on Friday December 5, 2014. To celebrate the season, lift tickets will be priced at $19 plus HST for all ages.
Around the Resort, the signature woosh of snow guns could be heard all week long. Blue's non-stop snowmaking efforts coupled with consistently cold temperatures felt this week can be credited with getting the slopes open sooner rather than later.
"We were fortunate enough to see ideal snowmaking conditions in the short term forecast," said Peter Sutcliffe, Director of Mountain Experience, Blue Mountain Resort. "We were able to focus our efforts on the Village pod and open the slopes'for December 5th."
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 Tranquility, a blue square run, for day operations between 9:00am and 4:30pm. In addition, the Easy Street Learning Centre will be operational offering beginner ski and snowboard lessons between open hours. For those that require equipment, Blue's Rental Department in Activity Central will also open for the season. Night Skiing is set to begin on December 18, 2014.
Opening Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Blue Mountain's many guest and Season Passholders. With memories of last year's record-breaking season close at hand, interest in skiing and snowboarding peaked early for the 2014-15 Season.
"Speculation regarding Blue's anticipated open began when early season snowstorms blanketed our region in mid-November," said Paul Pinchbeck, Vice President, Marketing, Blue Mountain Resort. "While we had to weather a few mild spells, our snowmakers were still able to mass-produce the snow needed to get our slopes open. With continued help from Mother Nature and successful snowmaking operations, we're looking forward to what we hope will be another long season at Blue Mountain."