Mount Baldy Ski Area British Columbia Canada
Dear Loyal Friends and Enthusiasts of Mt. Baldy,
We have been working ceaselessly to overcome the challenges immediately before us in order to get open for the season. While we do intend to open this season, it pains us deeply to announce that we will definitely not be able to fund and complete our maintenance and certifications on the lifts in time to open for the traditional Christmas Holiday. We continue to work on our financing and while we can’t guarantee it, we expect to be open in January and will operate, conditions permitting, into April. We have not conducted a season pass campaign to date, as we do not wish to take any money from anyone until we see a clear and reliable path to enabling operation through to the end of the season.
We have been amazed at and remain eternally grateful for the support and goodwill that everyone has shown for the ski area. This been a difficult time for everyone from day skiers, to cabin owners, to staff and shareholders. However, if we all hold on to a positive attitude, we believe it will just make the sliding all the more enjoyable once the bull wheels start turning!
Brent Baker, President
The Mt. Baldy Companies
Is there anything I can do to help?
Not at this time. Plain and simple, Mt. Baldy needs either, a re-financing or an additional equity infusion in order to move forward. Once we have that, we will put out a call for help to expedite an opening, at which time Matt says, “It will be all hands on deck!”
What will the rates be?
Rates will be set based on when we open and how much of the mountain we open, and will be, more or less as adjusted by the above, commensurate with last year.
Do you still have staff around to make opening possible?
Yes, there is still a core group of staff, waiting and hoping to get Baldy running. Some key staffers have moved on but may become available once we confirm our opening.
Is any maintenance currently being done?
The Day Lodge and other buildings have been minimally winterized. The chairlifts are being monitored and will get 100% of the required maintenance once we receive the enabling funding.
Is it ok to take my snowmobile onto the hill or otherwise access the hill?
Unfortunately, no. While the ski area is on crown land, it is the responsibility potential liability of Mount Baldy Ski Corp. If unmanaged access becomes an issue, our insurer will require more controls to be put in place to prevent it or they can pull the insurance package, further diminishing our chance of opening, and jeopardizing our ability to get insurance in the future.
Wow what an amazing summer it has been. As we all pull out our blankets to fend off the cool Fall nights, our dreams turn towards waking up to new snow and hustling out the door to catch some early morning turns. Unbelievably skiing begins at Mt. Baldy in only two and a half months. With that reality we wanted to get the ball rolling and send out an update.
There are a lot of details that go into getting a ski hill open for operations and this year is no different. We assure you that we are working hard to get “all our ducks in a row” so that we can start selling all you keeners your 2013/2014 seasons passes. Unfortunately things don’t always go at the pace we need, or want. Now we understand that many of our past pass holders are getting nervous about pass prices and early bird opportunities at other mountains. Please know this….. Our friends at Apex Mountain Resort have promised us that all Baldy pass holders in the last 2 years can receive early bird pass pricing at Apex WITH NO DEADLINE!!! Until we at Baldy, are able to “get our ducks in a row”. So please, have no fear and let your worries slip away with summer. When Baldy passes do go on sale they will be offered at our low summer pass rate along with your favorite “Baldy Bucks”. Your skiing will not be any more expensive just because you “held on till the last possible moment” We all know why its worth waiting…….
Enjoy this quick video taken pool side at this years version of the Slush Cup. A huge thanks to everyone who participated and those who came to watch the show.
Did you know Baldy has multiple ways for you too keep in touch and up to date with what's happening around the hill. Over the course of the season and off season we will continue to keep you updated with social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Youtube and Vimeo. Through these sites you can stay up to the minute with what's happening at your favorite hill. Join, Like and follow one or all of these feeds this winter and you won't miss a thing.
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Join us as we move forward into the 2012-2013 season! There is alot to be excited about this year so follow us every step of the way!!! See you on the slopes