Big times at Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is investing $10-million to expand its ski and snowboard terrain and add new trails for winter 2013-2014. The expansion includes an additional 64 acres of terrain, a new high-speed, six-person chairlift and six new trails. Snowmaking infrastructure and night lighting will be installed on three of the six trails. The expansion is slated for the existing Orchard area on the south end of the Resort and increases Blue Mountain’s skiable terrain to 364 total acres across 42 trails — the most in Ontario. Dan Skelton, president and chief operating officer, Blue Mountain Resort, commented, “This is one of the most significant investments in the resort’s 73 year history and the largest expansion of a ski resort in Ontario in recent memory. Skiing and snowboarding is alive and well in Ontario, and our investment of more than $10-million demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our guests, employees and regional partners. We continue to build towards our goal of being among Canada’s premier resort destinations, offering a unique pedestrian village, luxurious accommodations, state-of-the-art conference facilities, year-round attractions and the best skiing and snowboarding in the province.” Go to .