It is with great enthusiasm that Baldy Capital Corporation announces the re-opening of Mount Baldy Ski Area on Friday January 16th/ 2015. “We have had amazing support from so many within the community and we are excited to begin the process of building a new and improved Mount Baldy Ski Area,” stated Fred Johnston, President of Baldy Capital Corporation.
Thanks to the dedicated effort of the ski areas hardworking staff and volunteers, the ski area is now operational and the management team will be working hard to bring back the ski area’s loyal supporters. “Mount Baldy is a community ski area and we want to work with the local community to develop a plan for long-term success. We have a long-term vison for Mount Baldy Ski Area and, in partnership with the local community, we hope to re-invent the ski area into one of British Columbia’s must attend resorts,” stated Johnston
This season, the Sugarlump quad chair and the Magic Carpet will be open, and based on the limited terrain being available prices for adult day passes will be set at only $29, with season passes set at $249, and family passes set at $449. Additionally, holders of season passes from other ski areas will receive a further 25% discount on these prices by presenting their passes at the ticket office. The initial plan is to be open Friday through Sunday each week during this season.
On Friday January 16th at 9:15am, Baldy Capital Corporation with hold a brief ceremony to officially open Mount Baldy Ski Area for the 2015 season. Baldy Capital Corporation has invited a number of local dignitaries to participate in this ceremony and welcome the entire ski and snowboard community to participate in this special day.
Ron Hovanes, Mayor of Oliver
Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band
Myers Bennett, President, South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce
Don Brogan; Chair, Destination Osoyoos
Gail Scott; Destination Osoyoos
Matt Koenig; Mountain Manager
Fred Johnson; President of Baldy Capital Corporation
David Howard; VP Communications Baldy Capital Corporation
Baldy Capital Corporation, a Calgary based company, recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase Mount Baldy Ski Area. Major maintenance and preparatory efforts by Matt Koenig, Mountain Manager of Mount Baldy Ski Area, and a small team of loyal employees have been quietly under way over the last several weeks, with the goal of opening the ski hill on a limited basis this season.
Mount Baldy Ski Area is an exceptional ski area only a 40 minute drive east from Osoyoos or Oliver. Mount Baldy Ski Area can trace its roots back to the 1940’s when several ski clubs formed within the region, resulting in the installation of the first T-bar lift at its present location on McKinney Mountain in 1968. A double chair was installed in 1999 and a quad chair was installed in 2007. The resort has the highest base elevation of any ski area in the Okanagan Valley and is known for its dry powder snow conditions and good visibility.