Blue ski hills to close for season at midnight

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Blue Mountain Resort is wrapping up its ski season after confirming with the province that ski hills are included in the province’s latest shutdown.

The lifts and all other activities at the resort in The Town of the Blue Mountains were to close effective midnight on Friday.

“We were hoping to continue with the season for at least a couple more weeks,” spokesperson Tara Lovell said via e-mail on Friday. “We will be going out with a bang though with the hills open until Midnight tonight.”

COVID-19 restrictions and shutdown measures shortened the season at Blue this past season. The resort officially opened its hills on Dec. 19 with health and safety measures in place, but learned just a few days later that they would have to close on Dec. 26 with the implementation of a provincewide lockdown.

The hills remained closed until Feb. 16 when they again opened with health and safety measures and capacity limits in place. They opened the hills from end to end after crews had spent the previous month making snow to build up a solid base.


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“We want to thank each and every one of you and all of our Blue Mountain team members for your support throughout the most unusual winter in history,” the resort said in a statement on its website. “Although we weren’t ready to see the lifts stop turning, we have gotten pretty good at navigating change and we will look forward to a better summer.”

All pre-booked activities including lift tickets will be automatically refunded, the statement said.

Select village restaurants and shops, and hotel lodging remained open with adapted operations in place. Anyone wanting to change or cancel a lodging booking were asked to e-mail

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