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OPENING DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
Blue Mountain Ski Area gets ready to open for the winter season.
With opening day right around the corner, Blue Mountain Ski Area is gearing up for the season. Starting at the end of this week Blue Mountain will start making snow. “We are hoping to open within the next two weeks, it is all weather dependant, however we are working around the clock to be open as soon as possible.” Marketing Director Heidi Lutz states.
Along with the snow starting to fly, Blue is wrapping up the large renovation to the Summit Courtyard. “Although the Summit Courtyard has undergone a huge renovation we have been working on projects all spring, summer, and fall to improve the guest experience here” Lutz says.
Some of those off season projects include:
This season we have added an additional learning trail, Pioneer Pass. Pioneer Pass will be utilized by our Learning Center and is located next to Vista. This trail is an additional learning tool that will help children 12 and under learn skills and gain confidence!
Once again Blue Mountain has increased its automated snowmaking system along with adding high efficiency guns. Blue is always striving to have the best snowmaking capability in the region. Blue Mountain has automated two trails, similar to Paradise, with the ability now to lay down tons of snow, faster than ever and we have also added 5 fan guns.
Ticket Office: This year we have restructured our Summit ticket office to improve our ticket selling ability. We have added more windows for added speed and convenience and we have also made the line streamlined with one entry point.
Rental Shop and Tuning Area:
We have expanded our Summit rental shop and tuning area to increase traffic flow through the rental shop. With this new area we will be able to accommodate more guests and keep the lines inside! We are also proud to announce the arrival of our new, state of the art Montana Challenge MAX automated ski and snowboard tuning machine. Blue is the first and currently only shop in the United States to operate the Challenge MAX!
Blue’s Passport is our guest’s ticket to everything at Blue Mountain. They can purchase their ticket either online or at any ticket window and it is reusable! Once they recharge their passport they will have the convenience of skipping the ticket windows by going directly to the lift with the Blue’s Passport Card. Blue’s Passport uses RFID which is (radio frequency identification) technology, which uses radio waves to identity objects.
Lift Line Scanning:
Tied into our Blue’s passport product, this year all ticket scanning will be completed at the lifts! Since RFID uses radio waves, it is not dependent on line‐of‐sight like a barcode reader would be. Guests can keep their tickets right in the pocket of their outer garments. Thanks to hands‐free access, guests can spend less time in lines and more time enjoying our resort.
Summit Deck: Above the new tuning area is our brand new summit deck. This 46 x 38 deck will let guests enjoy the outdoors without having to leave the lodge! The deck will offer beautiful Vista Views, food, drink, music, additional seating and all the convenience of being in the lodge!
Blue’s Learning Center: Formerly Ski School! Along with a brand new name there is a brand new expanded area. Our guests will enjoy a larger area to schedule lessons and to have their questions answered.