Author: Cara Williams

The Legends of Blue Mountain

In the 1970’s and 1980’s skiing was undeniably the most glamorous of winter pursuits —a delicious frozen cocktail of speed, athleticism and affluence. Add a tan, a pair of tight ski pants, give it a shake and what do we have? A 1970/80s era ski instructor.

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Escape to the Woods

This twice renovated Mulmur township home was initially designed to take advantage of its position on a rolling, forested plot of land. In working with the original structure, designer Brad Abbott and builder Blake Farrow created a relaxing escape for a growing family that capitalizes on the serene wooded views.

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How to Shop Local While Social Distancing

From restaurants ramping up delivery offerings to fitness classes going virtual, businesses are coming up with different ways to meet their customers’ needs during this challenging time. We’ve compiled a list of businesses in our area that are offering their services during the pandemic.

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Exploring Escarpment’s Sidecountry

While Ontario may not be known for our “high alpine” we do have ample rolling hills that provide more than adequate terrain for ski touring and split-boarding. Vertical gains range from 500-1,000 feet and the lack of crowds and endless wilderness adds to the magic of backcountry (or in our case sidecountry) skiing.

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Not Your Average Ski School

Offering backcountry adventures, steeps clinics, and overnight backcountry and helicopter assisted touring, Extremely Canadian is your one-stop shop for the best in-bounds/out-of-bounds skiing and riding this winter. And the best part—you don’t have to leave the country.

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The Snow Must Go On

Escarpment ski resorts & private clubs have been hard at work putting in place a plan designed to minimize crowds, streamline dining and boil down the ski experience to its core—an awesome day on the hill.

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Homage To N’Dakiiminaan (our land)

Although their chosen mediums are vastly different, artists Mark Nadjiwan and Patricia Gray’s respective work is deeply rooted in their experiences in remote and wild spaces as well as their First Nations ancestry.

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80 years at Blue – What to expect this season

With a successful (and busy) summer season under their belt, Blue Mountain Resort is looking ahead to their 80th ski season with a focus on outdoor winter fun as well as health and safety for snow-lovers. Blue is working diligently to ensure the resort is prepared to operate with heightened attention to safety in relation to COVID-19.

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The 99s

In 1931 Amelia Earhart was elected the first ever President of The 99s, an organization for the advancement of women in aviation. Today The 99s have nearly 5,000 members in over 35 countries and is the largest and oldest organization of women pilots.

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AGORA: Path of Light

A feast for the senses, this circular path through the forest atop the Escarpment offers us the opportunity to speak to the forest through a series of sound-responsive interactive lighting installations based on the five elements of air, space, earth, water and fire.

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Rugged Splendour Artist Spotlight

Dutch-born artist Margarethe Vanderpas’ work is a vibrant recreation of the raw natural beauty of Ontario’s landscapes, forests, limestone cliffs and waterscapes. Margarethe is our Summer 2020 Escarpment Cover Artist.

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A Changing Landscape

Amid fears of a looming food crisis, local farmers turned to diversified streams to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our food supply. For some it was grappling with the sudden cease in demand from restaurants, for others it was turning to online sales and discovering new ways to deliver their produce into the hands of local consumers

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