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|Ski area:||250 acres|
|High Speed Chairs (6 ppl):||5|
|Fixed Grip Chairs:||4|
|Base Depth:||16 in|
|Snow 24hr:||0 in|
|Snow 7day:||2 in|
Resort Services:° ski rental
Blue Mountain is a frequent local destination resort for the skiers and boarders of Toronto Canada and is the largest of the Toronto area local resorts. Blue Mountain is located near the town of Collingwood Ontario and is typically a two hour drive from Toronto. The resort overlooks Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, an area which is both a summer and winter playground.
A view from the peak of Blue Mountain with Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, in the distance
Runs as viewed from the village.
The Mountain has three ski areas. The most Southern and easiest terrain is found at the "South Base Lodge". Here one can rent skis and snow boards and attend introductory ski or snowboard lessons. Blue Mountain is very capable at handling and training large groups of beginners at this end of the mountain. Further North is the "Grand Central Lodge" and main village with lots of shopping and restaurants. Intermediate and some advanced runs are accessible from this mid-section of the mountain. The terrain becomes steeper and more challenging as one goes to the right (North) end of the mountain, where one reaches the third section of the mountain which is rated exclusively black and double black.
South Base lodge and blue run "Cruiser"
Top of blue run: Cruiser
All of the "advanced" terrain is located on the northern end of the resort.
A groomed but steep double black run: "Calamity Lane"
View looking up "Calamity Lane"
There is one terrain park area which is listed as two by the trail map. The half pipe typically does not get opened until later in the season when there is sufficient snow.
Note that the terrain park requires a lift pass which qualifies you for the park lift and helmets are mandatory.
Tickets are sold as "morning & afternoon" or "afternoon & evening". There are no half day tickets - you will pay full price. This fee structure favors an active night skiing culture at Blue Mountain which often has lift lines as long as during the daylight hours. The lighting is excellent and coverage amazingly complete. Only the most northern end of the mountain is closed (all black and double black slopes). The terrain park is well lighted and open.
Blue Mountain night skiing
The lines do not let-up in the evening
One will find that Blue Mountain village has shopping, food, apres ski bars and all of the amenities one could possibly imagine. Even if you don't ski, the village could consume your day.
The main Blue Mountain village
This is Canada - they ice skate here
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