We drove to Collingwood the other day, to have lunch with a cousin who faithfully visits twice a year. We ate at the Eggsmart restaurant, a breakfast and lunch spot that closes at 2.30. It was a great visit with good food! On the drive back from Collingwood, a few of the ski runs on Blue Mountain become briefly visible, and they were making snow, reminding me that ski season will soon start.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Ski Season is Coming!
Those of you used to the mountain ski areas of the west, or even the Appalachians, will see these slopes as mickey mouse - but they're all we've got! The bedrock layer that creates Blue Mountain is the Manitoulin Dolomite formation, a layer at the top of all these slopes; the easily eroded Queenston Shale supports all these (mostly) gentle ski runs.
Ski season no longer means much to me, though I can still relate to the thrill of swooshing down the hills. But it means a great deal to the thousands who come here during winter months to enjoy those slopes!