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Sunday, December 21, 2014 5:35 AM
Status:Open
Average Base:40 cm
Snow Conditions:Machine Groomed Powder
New Snow:0cm
Snow Making:Yes
Day Lifts Open:10 of 15
Day Trails Open:19 of 42
Day Activities Open:2 of 3
Day Freestyle Open:1 of 3
Night Lifts Open:9 of 11
Night Trails Open: 18 of 31
Night Freestyle Open:1 of 3
Night Activities Open:N/A

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Safety on our Trails

Blue Mountain Staff We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience on our trails. Safety needs to be a priority for every guest on at our resort. Please take a moment to review the Alpine Responsibility Code prior to your visit to Blue Mountain Resort.

Please consider the following safety tips when you head out for a day of skiing or snowboarding:

  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather and activity you are participating in.
  • Always wear a helmet!
  • Review a trail map. Ski each run according to your level.
  • Respect the different levels and abilities of others on the slopes.
  • Take a lesson.
  • Be aware of other skiers and snowboarders and keep a safe distance between you and others.
  • Stay focused and always concentrate on your next move.
  • Do not attempt another run if you are tired or injured.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day and eat a light snack or meal before hitting the trails.
  • Maintain your equipment regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Signage you’ll see on our trails, all guest should be aware of these signs

Please take time to know and understand the signage that you will encounter on hill, these signs are posted for the safety of our guest and are to be adhered to.

Trail Designation Meanings Trail Icons

Slow Banner: Posted daily in slow skiing areas, areas where both beginners and the more advanced guest share hill space, and blind merges.

Merge Banner: Posted in locations where trails merge with one another. Often accompanied by a slow banner.

Caution Markers: Posted in locations where trails merge with one another. Often accompanied by a slow banner.

Close Ribbon: On occasion trails need to be closed, these are marked with “CLOSED” Ribbon or at time plain orange ribbon. When ribbon is across a trail entrance it is closed and Out of Bounds

Glades Signage: Glade skiing is only permitted in designated areas. See resort trail map for Glade Skiing locations.

Glades Expert Terrain May Contain:
  • Hidden Natural Obstacles
  • Narrow Stretches
  • Sudden Direction Change
  • Blind Corners
  • Natural ungroomed snow conditions which may include exposed rocks and bare spots.
This area is not patrolled and not lit at night. Skiing or riding out of control can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Ski and Ride with extreme caution.

Winter On-hill Activity Policy

We approve the use of the following sliding devices at Blue Mountain under the circumstances noted below;
  • Skis must have a p-tex base and metal edges. Bindings must have either a braking device or strap around the legs.
  • Snowboards must have a p-tex base and metal edges. Bindings must have a leash that attaches to the rider’s boot or leg.
  • Snow Blades must have a p-tex base and metal edges. Bindings must have either a braking device or strap around the legs.
  • Snow Skates are permitted for use in the Greatest Hits hike park, located beside the Badlands terrain park and must have a leash that attaches to the rider’s leg. Access to the Greatest Hits hike park requires a Terrain Park Pass and a helmet. Snow Skates are not permitted on any lift as per TSSA guidelines.
The following sliding devices are not permitted at Blue Mountain;
  • Snow Bikes are not permitted anywhere on-hill at Blue Mountain.


Trail Grooming

Here at Blue Mountain we have an afternoon groom, grooming several of our night skiing trails. During this time certain trails are closed, be aware of trail closures. This process begins at 4:00pm on Waterfall. Please note grooming routines are subject to change based on weather and conditions.

Lift Safety Outlines

As part of our Alpine Education program, time will be spent educating guests on Lift Safety. Ski and Courtesy patrollers will spend time at the tops and bottoms of lifts, monitoring use and educating accordingly.

Use the following guidelines when instructing on proper lift use.

LOOK: behind for chair coming in
LOAD: Ski pole straps should be removed from wrist, held in on hand allowing a free hand . Sit in chair
LOWER: Lower the bar promptly. The bar will remain down until indicated at the top to lift.
LIFT: Once at the top raise bar once instructed to do so. Sign indicating to “Raise Restraining Device”
STAND: Once at unload ramp, stand and unload safely
LEAVE: Clear ramp area quickly to alleviate congestion around unload ramp.

Follow the warning / removal policy as required. Horse play in lift line or on lift will not be tolerated

Out of Bounds Policy

All treed, ribboned and fenced areas are deemed out of bounds unless otherwise posted. For your safety, and the safety of others, please respect all posted signs and Alpine responsibility Code. Skiers and Snowboarders caught out of bounds may be subject to ticket removal, and / or trespassing charges.

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