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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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Needle In A Haystack

If you’ve ever spent ten minutes describing in detail that you’re looking for a ‘thingamabob’ that fits onto a ‘widget’, you’ve probably been advised to go to Hindle’s Clarksburg Hardware. If you’ve taken that advice you’ve probably been told, quite authoritatively, that what you want is a self-locking deck cleat—and you’ve probably asked if you wanted it in black or galvanized.

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Anything & Everything – Artist Feature Jon Houghton

Growing up in Thornbury, Jonathan Houghton had dreams of becoming an illustrator/ cartoonist. Years later however, after studying fine art in New Brunswick, Greece and Italy, Jon returned home as an accomplished painter, having honed his own distinctively, identifiable style.

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Snow Scapes

Weather has settled in, but that doesn’t mean we have to. Join Escarpment on a scenic journey and discover incredible winter views from Owen Sound up through the Bruce Peninsula.

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Après Spirit

As temperatures drop, our favourite way to warm our bellies and lift our spirits is with a locally produced cocktail (or three). Whether you prefer gin, vodka, brandy, or Earl Grey tea, these cozy concoctions are guaranteed to keep you toasty this winter. Forget the fire, warm up with one of these cold weather libations.

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CHEF MARK MCEWAN’S CLASSIC TOMATO SAUCE WITH VEAL & RICOTTA MEATBALLS

A staple in Italian cuisine is a classic tomato sauce. A truly simple and delicious sauce takes patience and good ingredients. It’s difficult to get really flavoursome tomatoes outside the Mediterranean, especially during the colder months, so our tip is: don’t be afraid to make sauces using canned tomatoes instead!

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Winter Bucket List

When powder accumulates on the trails and ice forms on the lakes and ponds, it’s time to bundle up and head off on an adventure.This winter will be unlike any we have experienced and while skiing and snowboarding vie for most of the attention, Escarpment has compiled a boundless assortment of additional adventures to get you outdoors and into the fresh air all season long.

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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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RICOTTA GNOCCHI By Chef Mark McEwan

Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan is perhaps best known for being a judge on Top Chef Canada. Inspired by the freshest ingredients, Chef McEwan’s gastronomic prowess reaches every corner of the culinary universe with two best-selling cookbooks, three boutique grocery stores, and six extraordinary restaurants, including Thornbury’s own Fabbrica.

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Raise the Roof

A growing family’s Escarpment escape receives a fresh and airy upgrade with luxe details, tactile textures and natural tones.

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