Opening weekend Bluebird Backcountry

What to Expect for Opening Weekend 22/23

It’s happening! Opening weekend is upon us, setup is behind us, and there’s a ton to know before you go. Let’s get an idea of what opening weekend will look like:

First things first – what can I ski?

An extremely important question. Early storms in November have built us a top notch base at Bluebird Backcountry. There’s truly something open for everyone, from first time visitors to seasoned Bluebird veterans. West Bowl can’t wait to welcome you back. Cruise a warm up lap on Meat Hill. The Hundred Acre Woods, Slumpy Ridge, and The Shire will also be open. Opening day turns are gonna be sweet – don’t forget to stay tuned for other terrain opening surprises.

The best part? Terrain on Bear Mountain will be open for the first time in Bluebird history! We’ll have Bearclaw Meadows open for part of the weekend.

The Far Side will be available for access with a ski patroller in groups of seven.

The Perch: Open for Business

Free bacon is back, baby. Come warm up opening weekend at the Perch, our mid-mountain warming hut. We’ve also got hot cocoa and other quick food and beverage options for sale as you make your way back up West Bowl. 

Catch ya at the Base Area

Vibe checks are complete, here’s the word on the street: the coolest base area in Colorado is ready to go. Opening day will feature firepits and picnic tables for guest après use, as well as our Gravity Haus domes. Food and beverage amenities will be available all weekend long (hello, burritos).

Backcountry lessons and rentals will be available for guests out of our base area beginning opening weekend. Let’s get after it!

Season of Learning

You won’t need to wait for Bluebird to ramp up our education course offerings – we’ve got backcountry lessons happening all weekend long. Our Backcountry 1, 2, and 3 courses are rolling out daily. Learn a new skill or tune up old knowledge right out of the gate. Find out more about our backcountry courses here.

Last-minute reminders

Quick! Four packs are only available in the pre-season this year, and with opening day rapidly approaching, there’s no time to waste. Get your four pack before the season starts here.

Note: The pricing for Bluebird day passes is tiered this year. There’s only a limited number of $39 day passes for sale each day…then prices will go up. Buy early to save!

Opening day at Bluebird

Let’s celebrate!

Did we mention we’ll have a band?! Chase the Wind will be performing at our base area. Don’t miss out on all the fun, good vibes, and Bluebird cookies opening weekend has to offer! It’s the start of our third season at Bear Mountain and we’re pretty excited. There might even be some New Year’s Eve treats…

Let’s lap the skin track. Bluebird Backcountry opens Thursday, December 29th and is open every Thursday through Monday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.