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Blue Mountain to get kilometre-long skating trail on top of its slopes

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DH Toronto Staff Oct 30, 2017 8:53 am 978

Get ready to sharpen your skates and take your Ontario skating experience to new heights.

Blue Mountain Resort has announced the opening of its Woodview Mountaintop Skating path, a 1.1 km route located at the top of the ski hill.

Experience ice skating through a trail covered in trees, and one that opens to the incredible views of Georgian Bay.

“Many of our guests truly enjoy lacing up and getting on the ice as a part of their Blue Mountain getaway,” said Dan Skelton, President and COO of Blue Mountain Resort, in a statement. “We discovered a hidden opportunity at the top of the mountain where we could take an ice skating experience at Blue and literally elevate it.”

Woodview Mountaintop Skating/Blue Mountain

According to Blue Mountain, the brand new ice skating path will be located between the top of the Orchard Express and Southern Comfort chairlifts. Additionally, the company said that its advanced snowmaking infrastructure will be essential in flooding the skate path and the team has invested in a new Zamboni to ensure a smooth and level 1.1 km loop for skaters.

“There will be a skating hut at the top where guests can purchase tickets and rent storage lockers as well as skates,” says, Adam McCutcheon, the Manager overseeing Blue’s newest winter attraction. “Guests can park at the top of Blue Mountain or swap out their ski equipment for skate equipment and enjoy an all new on-hill experience.”

Development of the new skate path will continue throughout the fall, and the Mountaintop Skating experience is scheduled to open in January 2018. Admission will start at $16 for adults, and $13 for youth, for two hours.

“I envision an experience that includes skating with scenic views, both day and night, as well as a hilltop café to warm up in,” said Skelton. “But the first step is to get it open.”

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