• Top 5 Tips To Enjoying Your Day At Blue Mountain

    February 2nd, 2015

    top-5-tips-blue-mountainIt’s a new year and the snow is fresh on the slopes at Blue Mountain just 8 minutes from our beautiful Living Water resort in Collingwood, Ontario.

    Our members enjoy the luxury of having everything amazing about our little town right at their finger tips from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. If you want to escape the winter, we recommend you come to Collingwood and experience a new kind of winter that you will actually enjoy.

    I would like to share with you a few tips that I’ve learned over the years while skiing at Blue Mountain that can make your day on the slopes more enjoyable and exciting.

    Tip 1. Parking – The first thing you do when you get to Blue Mountain is you need to park the car. Depending on the time of day, week or year can determine how busy the parking lot is. If your main goal is to get to the ski hill as fast as possible and get on the slopes I recommend you check out the Orchard’s parking lot just south of the Southern Comfort lift’s lodge. It’s brand new and not many people park there.

    If it’s really busy and you can’t find a parking spot anywhere, take a drive up scenic caves road and check out the two parking lots up top. The second parking lot is always empty.  Don’t forget to grab your pass first before parking up top!

    Tip 2. The Ski Runs – Depending on your experience level may determine which ski runs you might want to do. I recommend checking out the enjoyable runs at the most southern location known as the Orchard if you want a mix of scenic/leisure riding, as well as a bit of steeper locations for a mix of speed and challenge.

    If you want to escape the lines or the crowd, head over to Happy Valley at the North end and while riding down the hill you will notice half way down a trail to the left taking you to the Toronto Ski Club lift. This lift is only open during the day and not many people know it’s there. Plus is contains some of the most challenging runs at Blue!

    Tip 3. Where To Grab A Snack – If you’re out on the hill and you want to grab a nice warm and mouth watering snack head over to the Southern Comfort chair lift and ride to the top. Take a right when you get off the chairlift and head over to the Beaver Tails hut and grab yourself a pastry and a hot or cold drink and eat with your skis on!

    Tip 4. Unique Challenges – All over Blue Mountain you will see trees, trees and more trees. If you want to challenge yourself and try something different, check out the glades. There are trails that go through the forests all over Blue Mountain and only the strongest and most daring enter! I recommend heading over to the Silver Bullet lift at Central Base and ride it to the top. As you’re riding up the lift you will notice a forest line beneath you. Enter those woods when you get to the top for a real, thrilling challenge that will keep you on your toes, literally.

    Tip 5. The View – It’s probably not everyday you get to see such an amazing view, especially when it’s a clear day outside. I recommend you don’t forget to grab some photos. The view of the town and the bay is breath taking whether it’s during the day or night. So take out your camera or phone and grab a shot with you and your friends.

    I hope you enjoyed my top 5 tips to enjoying Blue Mountain. Vitality Assurance welcomes you to our little paradise!