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Old 11-17-2008, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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making my first trip there this year, dont know what to expect. i hear its great though. i was wondering like what hotels i should look at, hows the nightlife? i couldnt find an existing thread on it...
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blue mountain is pretty nice, I live in Collingwood(10 minute drive from it)

There are a few downfalls to it, though. The crowds, the conditions, the prices, the length of the runs. If you're coming down during a holiday, don't expect to board much. Weekends are fairly busy, usually with 10 minute or so waits for chairlifts, but Monday-Thursday, you won't have any lines. Conditions are really icy, generally speaking. "If you can snowboard on blue mountain, you can snowboard anywhere"

The nightlife is pretty nice, usuaally some entertainment somewhere, nice resteraunts, overall a good atmosphere.

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While blue mountain hotels are really nice, it's probably a better move to just go into town and rent a room there. Anyways, if you need any more info, feel free to ask
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably will go there few times this winter
btw how much is a room in the town?
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on the quality/ time you're going for obviously, but they can range from $90-$200.


One of the newer hotels

P.S. Are you guys planning on going to the frozen rail jam? I'm pretty sure it's in just under a month.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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dont know yet, because somewhere in the middle of december and i will work at that time on weekends
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks a bunch broo,
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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they have a pretty wicked park (requires you buy a pass, $5 i think, and watch a like 15min vid on general hill and park safety), and the bike trails though the bush make for some nice runs (wood bridges, drops, etc) im pretty sure the patrol dooesnt like people riding them, but ive yet to be caught...
the lines are long, imo i'd rather hit Mount St. Louis/ Moonstone for day trips its a little cheaper and half the lines...
but if im renting a condo for a weekend, i go blue.

where abouts are you from? i fly to Tremblant in Quebec once a year for a week and it is well worth the extra cash. but i live right near a small airport that does charters, so it doesnt cost alot to fly.
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detroit area, 5 hour drive, not bad at all..
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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they have a pretty wicked park (requires you buy a pass, $5 i think, and watch a like 15min vid on general hill and park safety), and the bike trails though the bush make for some nice runs (wood bridges, drops, etc) im pretty sure the patrol dooesnt like people riding them, but ive yet to be caught...
the lines are long, imo i'd rather hit Mount St. Louis/ Moonstone for day trips its a little cheaper and half the lines...
but if im renting a condo for a weekend, i go blue.

where abouts are you from? i fly to Tremblant in Quebec once a year for a week and it is well worth the extra cash. but i live right near a small airport that does charters, so it doesnt cost alot to fly.
Yeah, the telus park (badlands) is pretty ill. Pro line has a 40ft and a 70ft jump.

The cost for the park pass is $10, but lasts all season, so it's worth it. The 15 minute video is pretty standard safety, so you can always say you've seen it before. The trails in between the runs generally aren't the smartest place to ride, because of conditions. There are specific trails you can ride, like the glades, but if it's blocked off, don't go in. They usually have a good reason to block it off.

Anyways, blue mountain is awesome. The frozen rail jam is on December 20th, and the triple challenge is near the end of the season.

Peace.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Blue is overpriced. At some point, supply and demand made them forget that they are still in ontario. And it's owned by Intrawest (whistler, Trmeblant) ...

Not including the flights...it's cheaper to go to switzerland. I kid you not. do some research. you'll be shocked

many friends of mine speak of Louis Moonstone better than Blue.
Personally, I can't be bother to do ontario anymore. (not trying to sound like a dick, but the money you spend goes much further elsewheres).
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