Collingwood Spring Skiing and it Couldn’t be Better
Skiers and ski resorts made the most of the truncated ski season under sunny skies this weekend!
Spring skiing has arrived in all of its glory, and Collingwood skiers hope it’s here to stay for a while…
With March break bumped to April this year, ski hills are working hard to stay open. Skiers want their seasonal fix, and resorts need to recoup lost revenue from locked-down periods. So it’s up to Mother Nature!
It remains to be seen if the hills will be able to stay open right to the week of April 12. But expert sources say it’s possible. With our decent snow base, and a winter without rain or a major thaw, it is possible and we’ll take it.
Many Alpine Ski resorts plan to operate seven days a week until at least the end of the Easter long weekend, including Blue Mountain, Mount St Louis, and Snow Valley. Mansfield Ski Club is open to guests on Thursdays and Fridays (guests must pre-book their spot here: https://www.mansfieldskiclub.com/guest-sign-in-registration/)
Robert Huter, Mount St. Louis Moonstone general manager, “is hopeful that everyone will still be able to take advantage of the remaining winter season. “At this point, we’re just trying to break even. Hopefully, we’ll finish it on a positive note.”
“I’d like to go back to worrying about climate change,” said Nichol.
While closure for half the season was on nobody’s radar (particularly since Ontario was the only North American jurisdiction to close its ski hills), ski resorts had to be nimble to make it work. To accommodate local COVID-19 rules, resorts adjusted operations and invested heavily to encourage distancing.
All over the province ski resorts have been showing off new signage on hill and staffing in locker room areas to prevent gathering – as well as installing outdoor heaters, fire pits, re-outfitting dining spaces, and ticket/service counters to meet local guidelines.
Now that snow business is back, it’s about staying open. Collingwood Luxury Rentals continues to snow enthusiasts to remain safe while enjoying the outdoors, practice social distancing in dining and lift-line areas, and to wear your mask: “Ski well, be well!”
Credit to Collingwood Today and CTV News Barrie: