Not everyone who is looking for a winter getaway wants to be on the slopes all day. Fortunately, for those looking to live the mountainside lifestyle with a little less ski and a little more après, Blue Mountain Resort has a variety of winter activities that make it a great winter destination for both skiers and non-skiers alike.
Play Outside Off-Hill
You don’t need to strap on the skis or snowboard to play in the snow. Blue Mountain’s Hike N’ Tube offers a downhill experience that’s a little less intense but can be just as fun as hitting the ski trails. Or take it up a notch on the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, a four-season coaster ride zooming up to 42 km/hour down the mountain. For something a little different, go from snowsuit to swimsuit at Plunge!, a heated indoor/outdoor pool and aquatic centre. The Resort’s newest winter activity can be found at the top of Blue where Woodview Mountaintop Skating offers a smooth, looping skate trail through the trees and vistas over Blue Mountain.
Rest and Relax
After a day of fun in the frosty air, guests who want to keep things cozy can enjoy two on-site spas including Kalola Spa with its full spa service and complementary outdoor hot tubs or iWA Spa featuring one-of-a-kind volcanic rock beds. Those looking for an immersive spa experience can spend a day at nearby Scandinave Spa with their world renowned rejuvenating hot and cold Scandinavian baths.
Indulge in the Food
What is winter without all the comfort foods? In the Blue Mountain Village, food lovers can indulge at more than 20 diverse restaurants and eateries. A Blue Mountain staple and mountainside classic is Jozo’s Original Après, located inside the Blue Mountain Inn. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy pub style fare and a lively ski resort atmosphere, Jozo’s will not disappoint with specials, events, live music and entertainment throughout the winter.
Shop in the Village
Both serious spenders and casual window shoppers can enjoy a walk through the Blue Mountain Village. Bundle up and stroll through a European-inspired village at the base of Blue, with a mix of locally-owned shops and brand name stores selling art & home décor, toys, beauty products, women’s fashion and active wear.
Learn to Ski
Although you may have started your holiday as a non-skier, that doesn’t mean you have to leave as one. There are great packages at Blue Mountain to help introduce anyone to the sport. The Newbie Program allows first-timers to learn the basics at their own pace with helpful and friendly instructors. Get set up with everything you need to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time including skis or board, boots, helmet and even rental winter apparel – no excuses!