We are at it again - more improvements!
The main floor has been redesigned to eliminate lines and make your experience more enjoyable. Walls have been removed to open up sight lines and beautiful mountain views. The main entrances has been doubled in size so there will be no more crowding at the peak traffic times.
You will also notice how the lighting has been adjusted to create a warm and inviting atmosphere - no more fluorescent office lights! Take a close look - the wood wall siding comes from trees on the mountain.
We have taken snowmaking to a whole new level. Over the summer we added over 2.5 miles of pipeline and 31 tower guns on the mountain. Read all about it at our blog.
We just can't stop improving our trails and adding more terrain. See the newest member of our growing trails family below.
The Rental Shop a second facelift. New pine siding creates the warmest and most comfortable rentals experience you have ever experienced. And yes - more lockers! We have doubled our guest lockers - no more schlepping!
We have installed a new rental fleet of 500+ Rossignol skis and bindings. The new fleet offers variety so we can match your rental equipment to your profile and capabilities on the mountain. We have also installed a new fleet of new Smith helmets- we offer a variety of colours to match your tastes.
We will be dancing again this winter.
Last year’s ”Winter Blues” series was a huge success. This winter, our music festival partner 101.9 DAWG FM www.dawgfm.com has lined up over 30 performances on Saturdays and the holidays. The line-up will be announced soon - watch the web site.
We were busy this summer tearing up the mountain to bring you more of the best terrain in the eastern Ontario and the National Capital region.
Watch the web cam - you will see the mountain crew putting the finishing touches on our 4th consecutive year of new trails, new snowmaking and trail improvements.
Calabogie is the only regional mountain that delivers new terrain every year. The word is out - watch us keep growing...
Here is a sneak peek of what's new this winter:
- Finnegan has been widened and extended from top to bottom. It’s been transformed into a signature trail that will rival Barrett Chute and O'Brien's
- Dillon's Dip has been widened from top to bottom. This is the first new large scale green terrain that has been opened at the Peaks in decades. It offers beginners an exciting alternative to Shantyman and Old K&P.
- Fiddler has been extended to connect seamlessly into Old K&P. This easy rolling green terrain offers beginners and intermediate skiers the easiest way down the mountain. Fiddler will help new skiers master the sport and the mountain easier and in less time.
- Buckshot has been extended to become a top to bottom trail. This thrilling black to blue terrain for advanced skiers is guaranteed to get the adrenaline flowing.
- Advanced skiers will also have more glade terrain to enjoy this winter. We have carefully opened up the Lake Glades, without diminishing this unique environment. Calabogie offers the only true glade skiing in the National Capital Region.
Over the next few weeks, we will bring you pictures of these new areas – stay tuned…
If you have skied at Calabogie, you know we are serious snowmakers. We believe snowmaking and snowmaking capability makes or breaks your winter experience.
This summer, we continued to build out the best snowmaking system in Ontario. Calabogie is the only ski mountain in Ontario and the National Capital region that operates a mountain wide fan gun system. Fan guns are the most advanced snowmaking technology available.
See those large excavators on our web cams? They are placing 31 new SMI patented fan guns and Viking towers at strategic locations on the mountain. This new firepower is supplied with 2.5 miles of new water pipeline.
The mountain crew can now open early, open more terrain before Christmas and recover quickly after warm spells. Read all about it at our blog.
This year, we plan to experiment with ‘evening snowfalls’ that will put fresh un-groomed snow on some trails that replicate natural ‘freshies’.
Interested to learn more about snowmaking? Read our story at www.calabogie.com/mountain/mountain-calabogie-peaks/snowmaking.html