I know from experience that mountains (yes, even the smaller ones) have a way of taking hold of you and not letting go. Like most ski towns, Blue Mountain Resort attracts like-minded,
outdoor enthusiasts who are drawn to the lifestyle and of course the skiing. In the past being a “ski bum” meant eating ramen for dinner, sleeping in your van by the river, and working an assortment of odd jobs—the payoff being inexhaustible access to skiing and snowboarding.
Between 1974 and 1984 Canadians were dominant on the World Cup downhill circuit. Prior to 1975 no North American male had ever won a world cup downhill race. Ken Read became the first to do so at Val D’Isere in 1975 and so began what would become the stuff of legend.
By day Ben Young can be found at one of half a dozen Scot-Build Developments custom homes jobsites around Collingwood and the Blue Mountains, but when the weekend arrives, Ben dons a different type of hard hat, throws a leg over his BMW S1000RR and hits speeds of up to 300km/h.
Looking for a slope-side drink with a side of people watching? Blue Mountain’s new and improved 6IX PAK Bar at Grand Central Lodge features its own patio directly across the Silver Bullet lift plaza, at the base of Smart Alec and Village Way…