Blue Mountain celebrates their 80th year this weekend

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The NEWSTALK Spyder Ski Team is on the move again...This time another double header with Saturdays grand opening of Blue Mountain. 

It's also their 80th anniversary opening ceremonies at 8:30am in the main village. There's all sorts of Covid friendly events planned throughout the season. 


Just a reminder for Blue and all ski resorts in the Province, there will be no daily tix sales. No walk up sales...you must pre book and pre pay for lift tix, due to Covid and a limited number of tix allowed. 

Head to individual websites for more information and to purchase tix.   


All season pass holders are invited as Blue opens it's 80th anniversary with another fantastic season at one of Canada's most exciting resorts.  All restaurants and shops will abide by Covid rules along with lift lines where masks are mandatory at all times.  If you're a single you're allowed to ride by yourself and the same for a family bubble as well.  Again, only a limited number of tix will be allowed on the hills so it's going to be an entirely different situation this season.. Be prepared and be patient with reservations needed to enter all chalet restaurants and areas.

On Sunday, the NEWSTALK team is heading to opening weekend at Hockley Valley in Caledon.  The hotel is open and once again following all Covid protocol along with the ski hills.

Watch for the NEWSTALK Pizzaville Audi Etron at both resorts or spot me on the hills to win a $25 gift card from Pizzaville.

As for skiing in other areas most will be open including all private clubs in the Collingwood area.  To the east,  most resorts will be open under limited runs and even Hidden Valley in Muskoka is open along with Sir Sams in Haliburton.  The most open hills still remain in the Barrie area with Horseshoe Valley and Mt St Louis/Moonstone leading the pack after a very good week of making snow along with some natural accumulation.   

Cross country is about to open as well and I advise calling your favourite spot to see if open. 


OK, if you're not a skier there's plenty of Christmas celebrations in the Province but most are drive through. 

All start at dusk and reservations are once again needed.  Some celebrations are stationary so no need to pre book and they're free. 

Christmas Light Displays will be at North York, Murray Ross Park, Royal Botanical Gardens. 

Brampton with Winter Light Festival right downtown and Gage Park along with social distancing Christmas Market. 

Angus Glenn golf course with fireworks and music. 

Bloor Yorkville with urban campfire benches. 

Casa Loma Holiday Tour.

Kortright Center in Kleinburg with Magical Christmas Forest.

Bluffers Park Beach at Scarborough Bluffs.

Vaughan at Revel Park and 1 million LED lights to music. 

Out of town in Niagara Falls for grand daddy of em all..38th annual..Canada's largest free outdoor light festival. 

Blue Mountain with Holiday Magic and interactive light displays.

Mississauga for a multi level drive through.

Bradford has Santa Claus driving through various parts of town on a mini float this weekend then Bond Head next weekend. 

I'm sure there are many other town and city celebrations but there's a few all brought to you by Pizzaville..Here's a great Christmas deal and a present.  Family Game Night..2 large pizzas, 6 toppings combined, potato wedges or breadnots plus a FREE Hedbanz board game worth $20...all for $36.00..It's easy to order on your Pizzaville app or Pizzaville.ca...#3636 on your cell.

Have a great winter weekend, we'll see you at Blue Mountain on Saturday and Hockley Valley on Sunday.