Despite the early arrival of spring and unusually warm temperatures Blue Mountain Resorts plans on staying open through at least next weekend, and plans continue for hosting the last Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour event of the season March 22-25.

“Despite the spring weather, we’re holding strong,” declared Blue spokesperson Collin Matanowitsch.  “Weather permitting, we hope to keep skiing and snowboarding alive through next weekend, and we’ll make every effort to stay open into late March if possible.

“Additionally, we’re doing everything we can to host the Canadian Shield and Final 4 Showdown final tour event of the year, also scheduled through this weekend,” he added.

The Canadian Shield Tour is making its first stop at the resort to cap off the season.  The Tour makes four signature stops across Canada.  Events include the SBC Media Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Coors Light Cold Party on Saturday, and the Final 4 Showdown on Sunday in the Badlands Terrain Park. 

Blue Mountain successfully hosted a World Cup Ski Cross and LG Snowboardcross FIS event in February. It was the third visit for the Ski Cross World Cup, but was the first visit for a Snowboardcross World Cup event.  Blue Mountain was one of only two stops in Canada to host both FIS World Cup events.

Lift tickets, at the current spring rate, are $39 CA ($39.53 US) adults and $29 CA ($29.40 US) for youth and seniors.

Blue Mountain, with a 720-foot/220-meter vertical drop is the largest snow sports resort in the eastern Great Lakes.  There’s an Intrawest village, 36 trails ranging from beginner to double black diamond, two terrain parks, a super pipe, and 14 lifts, including four high-speed express chairs.