Tag: Skiing

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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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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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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Return of the Turn

Return of the Turn applauds good’ol fashioned technical skiing. No huge drops, no flips, no spins, just straight up ripping. 

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2020 Women’s NOR-AM Cup

This February three Collingwood-area ski clubs will host the women’s best ski racers in North America and the world as they get ready to run the 2020 Raymond James Women’s Nor-Am Cup.

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In Conversation with Ken Read

Having experienced ski racing as both a competitor and a parent, Ken has a unique new perspective on the sport he has been a part of for over five decades.

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Getting Ready to Ski

When it comes to snow sports, a well-prepared body can make all the difference on opening day. With the ski season approaching, now is the time to start activating your muscles. Here are 5 key exercises to prep your body for ski season…

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Life Peaks Here – The Legacy of the Georgian Peaks Club

The grandfathers of the Escarpment ski clubs pursued their passions and changed the face of skiing in Ontario. Six decades later, environmental factors such as climate change along with the changing needs of families have determinedly demanded that the Escarpment clubs offer a new kind of winter weekend…

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New Blue–Meet Blue’s New Owner

Late in 2017 it was announced that Alterra Mountain Company, a newly established, four-season resort destination group based in Denver, Colorado, had purchased Blue Mountain Resort…

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Date Night

One of the best perks of living in The Blue Mountains is being able to enjoy four seasons of recreation without having to travel any further than your backyard.

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