Have you ever had a list so big you didn’t know where to begin? That’s how it’s going with us at The Peaks right now – there’s so many things to share with you right now. March Break is going on and we’re getting ready for our annual end of season bash, we’re bringing back the Calabogie Boogie, 2017 season passes are on sale, there’s a new music workshop coming this spring… If you think we’re getting ready to close up shop for the season, this list will change your mind.
Let’s start from the beginning and work our way through. Take a look at everything going on at Calabogie Peaks this week.
Over 85% Of Trails Are Open
See for yourself on our live webcams and on the terrain report – right now there are 21 trails ready and waiting to get in some sweet spring skiing and riding. Ditch the thick coats and ride the lifts in your favourite t-shirt because conditions like this are few and far between… and they’re right here at Calabogie.
2016/17 Season Pass Memberships
Early bird discounts are up and running for our 2016/17 Season Pass Memberships until April 15th. Save up to $220 and enjoy all the perks that come with the Peak’s pass. Go to our website or call the Adventure Centre at at 1-800-669-4861 ext. 1705 for more details and information about layaway plan.
March Break At Calabogie
March Break has begun at The Peaks and we have fun plans for the entire week.
MONDAY – CAMO DAY. dress to impress the deer on the mountain
TUESDAY – PAJAMA DA. come in your jammies and get a free hot chocolate coupon from the Adventure Centre
WEDNESDAY – OTTAWA SENATORS DAY. Are you true blue for and see red? THE OTTAWA SENATORS DAY – wear your Senators gear and have a chance to win Senator’s swag.
THURSDAY – ST. PATRICKS DAY WITH MYFM. Hosts Jamie and Jess will be at the mountain to celebrate with all the trimmings. Come paint the mountain green and hoist a pint for the Irish in you.
Get Your Calabogie Boogie On
Calabogie Peaks is going retro and back to its roots. Saturday March 19th is the return of “The Calabogie Boogie”. Dress in your most retro ski outfit for prizes and join in the fun.
Best “Retro Ski Outfit” competition
Wine tasting on the lower deck of the ski lodge
Dummy Downhill – build your creation on skis/snowboard and complete for the longest run – and staying upright.
Puddle Jump – this classic test of balance always draws a crowd and lots of cheers as participants skim – or not- across a pool of water at the base of the mountain.
First Annual Calabogie Peaks Songwriters Workshop
Attention aspiring songwriters! The First Annual Calabogie Peaks Songwriter’s Workshop is pleased to present three award winning songwriters Gil Grand, Byron Hill and Jeffrey East as the featured hosts June 27th, 28th and 29th. Singers, songwriters, music producers and recreational songwriters will gather at The Peaks to learn helpful strategies, improve their song writing techniques, and network with others in the music industry. What a great opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. Click here [link] to register for this 3-day workshop.
A day at Calabogie Peaks is unique experience for everyone. Sure, everyone comes here for the same reason – enjoy a day on the slopes in the full glory of winter – but each of us has our own objectives to check off with every visit. Some come to ski, some to snowboard, others are here to learn how to do either for the first time or improve on their beginner’s skills. We have guests who come out to Calabogie solely to kick back and relax in our hotel and groups who seek a chance to partake team building exercises. There’s more than one way to have a good time at The Peaks.
With winter in full swing, people have been sharing their unique experiences with the hasthag, #MyDayAtCalabogie, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And we love seeing everyone making the most in their own signature way. Take a look!
Happy New Year, everyone, and boy have things changed from a month ago. Not only is the mountain open, but we’re proud to say Calabogie Peaks has more trails available than any others in the region. As I write this, there are 14 trails open to happy skiers and boarders with two more (Fiddler, Al’s Alley) and our Mini Terrain Park scheduled to open soon. And the word is getting out there as people are heading to Calabogie to get their snow fix.
We’ve teamed up with the Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO, for short) for their #WinterWander campaign showcasing all the engaging, exciting, and captivating places you can experience right here in the Ontario Highlands. But why read what we have to say when we can show you what everyone else is saying about The Peaks on social media?
The long wait is finally over and snow is flying from our snow guns as well as falling from the sky. To help keep our customers up-to-date on our snowmaking progress, we’ve added the Snow Report page to our website. Written by Paul Murphy himself, here’s the latest on how the mountain’s looking for your holiday skiing.
Big toothy smiles again today – guests are blown away by how much snow we have!
Snowmaking started at 7pm last night and the guys opened the fan gun water banks at 9 pm. Put on your seat belts. Hydro One will be happy – 2 megawatts of power will flow through Calabogie’s veins delivering more snow. Did you know that’s enough power to supply 750 to 1,000 homes?
The weather outlook continues to tell us snowmaking is 24/7 all week and possibly longer. The firepower is aimed at Old K&P, Fiddler and Barrett Chute – get ready girls :).
Mother Nature is landing on schedule to drop 25 cms in the next 2 days – isn’t it amazing how she has turned from summer to winter in a week? Typical woman 🙂 In Jackson Hole; they use the expression its ‘puking snow’. Dare we 🙂
The Solar Chair and the Beginner Bowl carpet lift open at 9:00AM and spin till 4:00PM. Lift tickets are $20 at the Adventure Center.
Updates from Ski & Ride School
Private and group lessons are available all day. Christmas Camps continue for ages 6 to 17; you can enroll for one or as many days as you like through the holidays. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets to the New Year’s Eve bash with One Night Stand are moving fast. Get all of the details here.
There’s no denying the weather’s been warmer than usual for this time of year. The beginning of December is supposed to be a time when we’re scraping frost off our windshields in the morning, tossing on winter boots, bundling up in coats rather than jackets, and heading out to The Peaks for some downhill go-time. With temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark for the past two weeks, the chances of snow landing on the mountain – let alone sticking to it – seemed slim if not impossible.
Luckily, we eat impossibility for breakfast.
As a testament to both our snowmaking equipment and our Snow Crew spending long nights when the thermometer dropped low enough, we were able to make a LOT of our own snow along Beginner’s Bowl, Shantyman, and O’Briens (as well as the base along Solar Quad). So much that when the warmth stuck around at night and started to melt our hard work, there was still plenty kicking around to make our Opening Weekend of the 2015/16 season a fantastic one.
Thanks to everyone who scratched their skiing/snowboarding itch with us this past weekend and shared their experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. While the weather doesn’t look like it will co-operate with us anytime soon, the fact we were able to have three runs coated with powder for that spring skiing feeling in December was sweeter than sugar. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the Snow Crew to pull off another miracle and get everyone back on the lift ASAP – keep clicking on our website to learn when we’ll do it all again.
Now it’s our pleasure to share some of the good times our friends had on The Peaks this past weekend. This first series is provided to us by Mark from United Riders (also posted on their Pinterest page) followed by an assortment of embedded photos from across social media. Enjoy and we’ll see you again soon!
In case you didn’t know, Calabogie Peaks hosts a Mardi Gras every year during the March Break. This years’ Mardi Gras will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. Most years, the weather has been so nice out that you will feel like you are spring skiing and this year is guaranteed as the first day of Spring is March 20th!
Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, Mardi Gras is a great event to check out because they have an annual puddle jump and live music which provides great entertainment while soaking up some vitamin D and enjoying some freshly barbecued food.
Don’t feel like skiing but still want to be active? You can rent snowshoes, cross-country skis, or go tubing while at The Peaks. There are activities for all ages during this festival. Whether you are a participant or a spectator, Mardi Gras is a great way to start off the Spring.