21/22 opening day bluebird scenic

21/22 Opening Day: What to Expect

Opening Day is this Thursday, December 30th!

Bluebird’s back for our second full season at Bear Mountain! We’re incredibly excited to welcome and introduce you to all sorts of terrain, new events, and new friends this year. After a slow start to the snow season, Mother Nature is back in full force, delivering more than 24″ of snow with the last storm cycle.

Welcome Back

This year, you’ll recognize a number of familiar faces, from our helpful guest services team to our friendly ski patrol. We’ve been waiting months to host you back at Bear Mountain, and will help you get acquainted with the new terrain on Bear Mountain, which is scheduled to open in January. More than 50 volunteers helped glade the north and east faces of the mountain (eight new runs), and we’re excited to open five couloirs and steep faces when conditions allow. The best part? We expect to open Bear Mountain much earlier than last season! Stay tuned for updates on upcoming terrain openings.

What’s Open

We expect to have almost all of the West Bowl corridor (pictured above) ready for you to lay down fresh tracks. Click here to view trail map. This includes hundreds of acres of green and blue skiing as well as the following skin tracks:

  • West Bowl 
  • Lost in the Woodwards (pictured below)
  • Meat Hill 
  • The Shire 

The Perch, our mid-mountain warming hut, is up and running again — and free bacon is back! Meet new friends by the fire pit or hop inside to keep your toes warm by the wood stove (please bring a mask for indoors).

Camping has moved on-site to the Bear Mountain parking lot! Reservations are required, and camping passes are available for purchase online. Learn more about camping at Bluebird.

As a reminder, private heated domes courtesy of Gravity Haus are also available to rent for the 21/22 season. You’ll have access all day to hang out with friends, get away from the elements, stash your gear, and enjoy a midday snack. Reserve yours here.

Co-founder Jeff Woodward skiing West Bowl

Events This Week & Beyond

On Opening Day, we will have a Dog Costume Contest. Winner will be announced at 1:30 p.m., and the best-dressed pup will win a custom Bluebird bandana.

Starting Friday and heading into Saturday, come say farewell to 2021 and hello to 2022 in style with our New Year Celebration. The base area will host a dance party, ski films, champagne toast, and photo ops at our “out of service” chairlift photo booth. Plus, Beacon Seekin’ Saturdays are back, offering participants the chance to win an advanced education course of their choice ($150-195) value, a limited edition Bluebird trucker hat, a Black Diamond beanie, a free burrito and more!

Join us for Dog Days every weekday, and make sure to check out our full lineup of new advanced courses, including an advanced plus education membership. Spots are filling fast, so make sure to reserve your class today.

Looking Ahead

Another storm is coming in this Friday, with OpenSnow calling for up to 10 inches of fresh snow accumulation throughout the day. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for bluebird powder days with more terrain opening over the weekend. Please check back for more conditions updates.

We’re also in the process of getting our liquor license this season! We’re looking forward to upping our après game and will keep you updated as we turn this dream into a reality.

 

Looking to join us for a day or two this winter? For a limited time, take 10% off day passes and rentals when you use the code OPEN1230 at checkout, valid for any date this season. Hurry! Code expires December 30th at midnight. Click here to purchase.