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Blue Mountain Beginner's Tips

Beginners Tips

What every beginner skier/snowboarder needs to know, but is afraid to ask!


Once I arrive at Blue Mountain….where do I go?

South Base Lodge area is the best place to park during Prime Season. It gives you access to all facilities you will need to start your on-hill experience, as well as access to more beginner terrain. South Base Lodge provides rental equipment, snowboard/ski school and a warm lodge to have your meals. There is also a guest services desk right inside the front doors. If you have any questions or need any assistance, they can help.

What should I wear?

The most important thing to remember while dressing for a day on the slopes on Blue Mountain Canada is layering! This way, you can add or subtract items as necessary. Make sure your ‘outerwear’ is wind and water resistant. Jeans or jogging pants are not recommended. Staying dry is the key to staying warm. A ski hat is a must! Did you know that 50% of your body heat escapes through your head? Goggles are helpful on days that are especially cold or windy. Ski accessories and clothing are available at many of our stores on the resort if you have forgotten an item.

What’s easier to learn, skiing or snowboarding?

Hardly anything is easy the first time you try it. If it was, there would be a whole lot of experts running around. Like most things, there are easy and difficult aspects of both skiing and snowboarding. You may find you have a natural aptitude for one or the other, but that is what our ski/snowboard pros are for.

What equipment will I need?

If you are going to learn how to ski you will require skis, ski boots and poles. Snowboarders will require a snowboard and snowboard boots. If you don’t have your own already, we have two rental outlets that will help you get started with the right equipment for your size and ability level.

Do I need to get snowboard or ski lessons?

We feel that all beginner skiers or snowboarders will benefit from a lesson. Not only to get you acquainted with your equipment, but to give you some tips that will help make your experience more enjoyable. The Blue Mountain Snow School employs hundreds of pros to ensure you get the support and encouragement you need. Lessons can be booked at any base lodge or ticket outlet at the mountain. Look in the snow school section of this website to find out about lesson times.

Are there beginner ski and snowboard packages?

Blue Mountain has attractively priced packages for both beginner skiers and snowboarders. Discover Skiing and Snowboarding Packages include your beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and a lesson – all for one low price to make things easier for you. You can find information on these packages in the snow school section of this website.

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