By the time we arrived at Blue Mountain, we were hungry for lunch and eager to hit the slopes. So after a quick stop at Pita Pit, we wandered through part of the village and found Guest Services where we went through the slightly lengthy process of picking up our passes and rentals.
Since Luke has lots of skiing experience but this trip was only Elizabeth’s second day skiing (ever!), we started off on the beginner runs. After quickly progressing through the Easy Rider and Undergraduate runs, we ventured to the Graduate slope. Then after a few attempts on that run, Elizabeth was ready for the big leagues! ... ish.
After (somehow) making it all the way down, we stopped for a snack and Elizabeth decided to demote herself back to the Graduate slope to fine-tune her skills on a run where people are incapable of going fast and snowboarders mostly just sit on the hill.
We finished off our day at Blue Mountain with a burger and a BeaverTail - not a real one, an Oreo crumb-covered pastry one - before hopping back on the bus and heading back to the big city, napping all the way, of course.
We had a fun day at Blue Mountain but it was busier than anticipated, although that shouldn’t be surprising as it is reasonably close to Toronto and is apparently the third busiest ski resort in Canada!
Here are some more pictures from our Something Saturday, and a big thank you to Peter and Emily, for giving us the lift passes for Christmas: