Sunday, March 1, 2015

Another Awesome Day!

Thanks guys for stopping long enough for a photo. Nils, Ben, Regan and Jack.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mission Accomplished

Thank-you Chilliwack SAR for locating the subject, and getting him out on the slopes!


Reduced Operating Schedule

Announcement from Baldy Capital Corp.

March Operating Schedule

 

Baldy Capital Corporation appreciates the amazing support we have received this ski season. With your help we have been successful in bringing back life to Mount Baldy Ski Area and expect to build on this year’s success for the 2015 / 2016 season.  We will be working with the community throughout the spring, summer, and fall to present a better Baldy for all our supporters next season. 

 

As we enter the month of March, we will adjusting our operating schedule to wrap up this season.  The hill will be open Friday through Sunday (March 6 - 8).  Then we will be open on Saturday and Sunday only for the last 2 weekends (March 14, 15 and March 21, 22).

 

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the hill.
 
Baldy Capital Corporation
 

Chairlift talk...........

How to trigger a major storm....................Andrew, Sam. Nils, James, Julie and others - park those fat skis and put on skinny ones. I could take the studded winters off my truck and put on the mud and snows. What is almost guaranteed to trigger a big dump - if Randal went out of town to work.

In the meantime, it is great to be skiing in the sunshine.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Baldy Ski Patrol Training

Marian, Kevin, Dustin, Terry, Jim and Ryan
Two BCAS Paramedics, One Lifeguard, and one ER Nurse
Refresher on handling the toboggans
Ryan's training run, Marian for "ballast".

Hauling the toboggan back up the hill.





 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Go Silken! Thanks very much, Julie Shipman!

Silken posted a low res team photo on her Facebook page this morning. I contacted the photographer who happened to be on the hill where Silken was racing today. After backcountry skiing at Baldy at Christmas, Silken returned to her studies and racing at the University of Alaska. Thank you for the extra effort today Julie Shipman.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Press Release - Baldy Capital Corp


For Immediate Release: February 24 / 2015. Oliver, British Columbia.
 
Baldy Ski Area is thrilled to announce that “YES” we are still open. With so many ski resorts having to shut down early this year due to lack of snow, the team at Mount Baldy Ski Area are thrilled to be able to alert the community that we are open and the skiing is still very good. Our snow crew has been working hard to maintain the terrain and with a solid snow base we expect to open for the foreseeable future. We encourage all riders to come out and experience the exceptional terrain and sunny days up at Mount Baldy Ski Area.
 
This season at Mount Baldy Ski Area the Sugarlump quad chair and the Magic Carpet will be open. Based on the limited terrain being available, prices for adult day passes is only $29. Holders of season passes from other ski areas will receive a 25% discount by presenting their passes at the ticket office. Mount Baldy Ski Area is open Friday through Sunday each week during this season.
 
Mount Baldy Ski Area would also like to announce that we have a number of exciting upcoming events.
 
March 15 – Free Kids Ski Camp
The Mount Baldy Alpine Club is hosting a free ski camp for kids interested in joining the ski club programs for the 2015/16 season. The Mount Baldy Alpine club offers ski training and race programs for kids ages 5 to 14. The goal is to have fun and to be active in an exciting ski program that teaches physical and personal skills that will last a lifetime. What better way to make friends, have fun skiing and learn an amazing sport than at Mount Baldy Alpine Club. Registration at the ticket office.
 
March 21 - Dummy Downhill
The Dummy Downhill is back for another year. Participants in this quirky event use their creativity to present a non-human dummy on either skis or a snowboard. Prizes for "Most Creative" "Best Crash" and "Crowd Favorite". Show and shine from 10:30 am till 12:00 pm, and the event starts at 1pm. Entry Fee is $30 and dummies cannot weigh more than 100 Lbs, no fireworks or smoke generators. Registration at the ticket office.
March 22 – Slush Cup
Slush Cup features wild and crazy individuals brave enough to ski or ride into a pool of ice cold, slush water, wearing their craziest and most original outfits.The entry fee is $10 and the event starts at 12:30pm Prizes awarded for "best wipeout" and "best costume" . Registration at the ticket office.
 
Further information on the these events can be found at : http://www.skibaldy.com
 
 
Mount Baldy Ski Area is an exceptional ski area only a 40 minute drive east from Osoyoos or Oliver. Mount Baldy Ski Area can trace its roots back to the 1940’s when several ski clubs formed within the region, resulting in the installation of the first T-bar lift at its present location on McKinney Mountain in 1968. A double chair was installed in 1999 and a quad chair was installed in 2007. The resort has the highest base elevation of any ski area in the Okanagan Valley and is known for its dry powder snow conditions and good visibility.
 
 
Media Contact
 
David Howard
Partner
Baldy Capital Corporation
 
 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Ladies Snow Shoe

Thanks Marian for the photos - looks like you had a great day. Special thanks to Margaret for hosting lunch for the group. Today was the last Monday snow shoe for this year, with 13 ladies participating. The next outing will be Friday March 6th, riding the chairlift to start the outing, and finishing up with lunch in the lodge.

Today's route, out the Dead End Trail to the Stripper Pole, and back Webster Trail.


Lunch at Margaret's, Coconut Soup and Pumpkin Squash Soup.

Found my forecast...............

I look at several websites for weather, and pick the one I like. snow-forecast.com is looking good for Wednesday night through Friday. They are usually accurate for when it will snow, but we usually get more than they forecast. Fingers crossed.

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Mt-Baldy-Ski-Area/6day/mid

Spring Break

Are you on the skibaldy snow report e-mail list? Just released, the operating days for spring break.

"The Spring break schedule beginning March 13th to March 24th, we will be opened Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Oh Lord, we're glad the hill's open...................

The live performance and sing-a-long were great.


Chorus

A                                                                                                  E         

Oh lord we’re glad the hill’s open, it gives us all something to do

                                                                                                                                                A

We’re tired of drinking and smoking, and some things that take at least two

                                                                        A7                                                                   D

Although it’s not the big chair, Lumpy is better than none

                                                                                    A         E                      A

Oh lord, we’re glad the hill’s open, allowing us all winter fun.

We used to ski the Eagle chair, soaring up high on the hill

We’d laugh at Big White and Apex, 'cause we had the powder to thrill

But last year we were jealous, just golfing and shoeing around

Oh lord we’re glad the hill’s open, lets us put our skis back on the ground.

Oh lord we’re glad the hill’s open, it gives us all something to do

We’re tired of drinking and smoking and some things that take at least two

Although it’s not the big chair, Lumpy is better than none

Oh lord, we’re glad the hill’s open, allowing us all winter fun.

The cabin owners rallied,  and organized some fun

We pot lucked and golfed and drank whiskey, and took snow machines on the run

We’re glad we have new owners, we’re stoked they’ve stepped up to the plate

Oh lord, we’re glad the hill’s open, cause the Baldy community’s great

Oh lord we’re glad the hill’s open, it gives us all something to do

We’re tired of drinking and smoking and some things that take at least two

Although it’s not the big chair, Lumpy is better than none

Oh lord, we’re glad the hill’s open, allowing us all winter fun.

We’re tired of putting our boots on, outside at other ski hills

We’re fed up when nobody knows who we are when we go in the bar for a fill

We know our dysfunctional family at Baldy will love us whatever we do

Oh lord we’re glad the hills open, if you come they will love you too.

Oh lord we’re glad the hill’s open, it gives us all something to do

We’re tired of drinking and smoking and some things that take at least two

Although it’s not the big chair, Lumpy is better than none

Oh lord, we’re glad the hill’s open, allowing us all winter fun.

Oh lord, we’re glad the hill’s open, allowing us all winter fun.