Blue Mountain

Ski resorts in Canada
Located in southern Ontario, the Blue Mountain Ski Resort is the third-busiest winter downhill venue in Canada. On average, the ski area has ticket sales above 750,000 annually. The resort offers many other activities besides alpine skiing and riding, making it a winter destination for the whole family.

Driving to the winter venue is easy, with several highways leading north out of Toronto. Highway 26 is the target roadway, which travels near the resort. The Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Regional Airport will handle guests flying to southern Ontario. Americans traveling up from New York will often drive through Niagra Falls, a popular attraction for residents of both nations.

Skiing on a Slope on the Bay


Sitting on a portion of the Niagra Escarpment, the Blue Mountain Ski Resort is just 0.6-miles south of Nottawasaga Bay, with Lake Huron to the west and Lake Ontario to the southeast. It does not get as much lake-effect snow as other venues in the Great Lakes region, but the area receives about 120 inches of snowfall each year. Snowmaking capabilities on all but four acres of the ski area mean more consistent conditions that last longer.

Nine lodging options, ranging from hotel rooms to private homes, allow guests at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort to find overnight accommodations that match their budget and needs. With almost 30 eateries on-site or nearby, guests should find it easy to stay hydrated and fueled before, during, or after hitting the slopes. Local bars and nightclubs offer adults a chance to unwind after skiing or riding all day and are an ideal place for groups to meet.

The Blue Mountain Ski Resort has on-site shopping for typical resort necessities and gear. Guests can increase their retail experience to over 20 shops with off-site establishments added to the equation, offering anything the family could want or need.

Activities for Everyone


The Blue Mountain experience includes a skating loop (skates are available), fat bikes that folks can take for a spin, rides on the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, snowshoe trails to explore, and ski touring that provides uphill opportunities for adventurers.

The Blue Mountain Ski Resort has three terrain parks with varying degrees of difficulty to challenge guests. Beginners and intermediates can rip and shred on L-Park or Yahoo, while intermediates/advanced/expert ski bums will want to try Badlands. Brain buckets are a must, but only Badlands requires a pass.

Blue Mountain has a base elevation of 750 feet and a summit that reaches 1,480 feet. Guests have 720 feet of vertical to ski and ride down as they carve the 364 skiable acres found here. There are 42 named trails, 30 of which have lighting for night skiing and riding. The longest run is Gord's Groove which reaches about a mile in total length.

Eleven runs are rated green for newbies to enjoy, 15 rates as blue for intermediates to explore, eight have black diamond ratings for advanced skiers and riders, with eight expert runs rated at a double diamond.

Guests skiing or riding at the Blue Mountain have 11 lifts at their service.

Blue Mountain Snow forecast

  • Friday
    0.08 in rain
    Rain
    75°F
    11 mph
  • Saturday
    0 ft
    Fair
    73°F
    11 mph
  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Sun/clear sky
    65°F
    6 mph
 

Facts about Blue Mountain

Number of slopes:55
Easiest Green slopes:7
Intermediate Blue slopes:10
Advanced Black slopes:0
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:17
Evening skiing:25 number of slopes
Artificial snow:27 number of slopes
Longest slope:39370 ft

Lifts (Total: 11)
Lift capacity:  22582 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Blue Mountain Vertical drop
Highest Point: 1476 ft
Vertical drop: 722 ft
Base Point: 755 ft

Areas
Snowparks:4
Childrens area:3
Country: Canada
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Reviews for Blue Mountain

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hatecrew
15/04/2009
As good as it gets in ontario, not much but if you live farther north, you're way better off going to tremblant or something, amazing park though.... Read more (29 words)
rob
rob (Guest)
03/01/2006
Crowded, barely worth the drive from Toronto- good luck finding parking

samantha
samantha (Guest)
20/11/2005
it was such an awsum day duig blue mountain! it s relaly good but easy to get lost

Josefin
Josefin (Guest)
30/05/2007
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Think Jonas Normann posted his recention in the wrong place ... Has been to Blue three times, the system can be compared with eg Idre. It's okay to ke... Read more (161 words)
karin1
19/02/2004
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Ha ha like the first review. In BlueM I've been working as a ski builder for 200 bucks a day ... What did you think? For Ontario, it's okay, but they ... Read more (61 words)
Piddi
06/10/2003
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Have been there once. I was not there for a long time, just a skiing day. But the slopes where one could expect. Unfortunately, the snow cannons destr... Read more (68 words)
Jonas Normann
Jonas Normann (Guest)
07/05/2001
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Fantastic! Fantastic! Helli skiing all week, one can not get better. Stayed in tents in the world's finest area.

Trail map

Trail map Blue Mountain

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