Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Season in Pictures

We fought the good fight with Mother Nature this season and despite her best efforts, we didn’t let anything dampen our spirit! With a total of 11 skiable weeks, we refuse to believe that the 2015/16 season was anything less than great. We’re privileged to have been apart of all the memories that were made on the slopes among family and friends.

That being said, here are some pictures that captured our favourite memories this season:

Opening Week

Our snowmaking machines worked overtime in preparation of Opening Day (Jan. 5). They continued to work hard throughout the season to ensure that the slopes were always looking their best.

(Jan. 4)

(Jan. 11)

Day and Night

Of course, when our machines teamed up with Mother Nature, we always welcomed the outcomes. No matter what time of day, we always made the most of it.

(Jan. 12)

(Jan. 14)

New Additions

We welcomed Timberline to the Brimacombe slope family this season and it made a great first impression.

(Jan. 23)

(Jan. 24)

Old Favourites

Our Vault Terrain Park looked particularly good this season thanks to Bosse Snow Parks.

(Jan. 27)

(Feb. 11)

Fun for Everyone

The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiers (CADS) began an eight-week program that provided opportunities for people, with a wide variety of disabilities, to experience the joys of adaptive skiing in a supportive, fun and safe environment.

(Jan. 24)

(Feb. 21)

Family Day Fun

We just loved Family Day and apparently, so did everyone else! We had a great turnout this season.

(Feb. 15)

Brimfest 2016

We celebrated Brimfest 2016 with our fellow skiers and boarders. We had a great turnout for the weekend-long event, which was filled with friends, family and fun.

(Feb. 27)

Last but not Least

We want to recognize our amazing staff and say thank-you for all the work that they do in order to keep everything in tip-top shape.

So, there you have it – the memories we’ll have to cherish until next season! 

Until next time,

Friday, January 22, 2016


THIS JUST IN...Brimacombe's brand new Timberline trail will open for the first time ever on Saturday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m!

If you want to be one of the first people EVER to make tracks on Timberline, just make sure you're at the top of the new run by 9:30 a.m. for the official opening.

As always, all skiers/riders must be wearing a valid Brimacombe lift ticket or membership pass.

Timberline is a 2+ acre, tree-lined, black diamond run located in the location of Brimacombe's former T Bars #3 & #4. Indicated by the number 10 on Brimacombe's new trail map, between Tower Run and Flyer, Timberline trail brings Brimacombe's total run count to 22 runs, plus two terrarin parks and eight lifts, spread over more than 68+ skiable acres.
Click on image above to view a larger version of Brimacombe's new 2015/16  Trail Map
Both Bowl and Flyer runs will also open for the season on Saturday at regular time (9:00 a.m.). 
For snow conditions and trail updates, visit Brimacombe's Snow Conditions page, call our Snow Line at 905.983.7669/1.877.672.2582, or follow Brimacombe on Twitter and Facebook.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Are YOU Prepared for Opening Day Tomorrow? We Are!

After a fierce battle with Mother Nature, we’re ready for opening day tomorrow! Are you prepared?

Here are some things you can do to ensure you’re ready to hit the slopes at Brimacombe:

  •  Dig out your winter gear! Skis, boards, outerwear, long underwear, etc. 
  • In need of a snazzy new jacket? Grew out of your old skis? No problem! Come out to our retail store, Slopeside Skis & Boards for great deals. All outwear is currently 40% off mls as part of our extended Boxing Day-ish Sale!  
  • Do your skis or board require a little TLC? Be sure to schedule a tune-up at Slopeside!
  • Attach your membership card to your jacket. Don’t have your membership yet? Visit the Main Office from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to come pick up your pass, update photos or buy gift cards.
  • Planning on showing off your skills in the Vault terrain park this season? Complete the Park Pass program online today. [register here]
  • Stay up to date with the latest snow conditions and which trails are open [click here]
  • Last but not least, do 100 jumping jacks, 50 situps, 25 pushups and a handful of burpies!

Brimacombe opens tomorrow, Tuesday January 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. with full operation hours [click here]

Bambi, Standard, Pete’s Elbow and Snow Bowl will be open. We are working hard to get our terrain parks up and running, and hope to start building by end of week!

Our Opening Week lift ticket rates are as follows:

Don't forget you can get more updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds!

See you on the slopes tomorrow!


The Brimacombe Team

Saturday, January 2, 2016

What's Happening this Weekend at Brimacombe?

If you've had a look at our webcams this weekend (Jan. 2 & 3, 2016), you may be wondering why you see skiers and a few snowboarders on the slopes before our official opening day on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

While it may appear that we opened early, don't worry! You haven't missed out, Brimacombe is not open to the public.

In an effort to get our programs on track for next week we have prepared the west half of the Standard run to create some limited terrain in order to run our scheduled CASI Snowboard instructors course and have also permitted the Brimacombe Ski Racing club access to enable them to get their program started to help to ensure a smooth launch into our operational season.

Only those in the instructor course, and race club members with their coaches are permitted on the terrain. We are also using this as a training opportunity for our operations staff.

While we understand that some may be disappointed that we did not open to the public, this decision was made in the best interest of Brimacombe's abilities to be fully open and prepared for all programs to begin next week.

We thank you for your understanding and can't wait to see you on slopes on Tuesday!
The Brimacombe Team

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Opening Day is Tuesday, January 5, 2016!

Are you ready to ski or snowboard? We sure are, we just need Mother Nature to wake up and get back to her day job!

While Mother has been difficult to work with this December, this past week has been quite positive for us in the snowmaking department. With some snowmaking temperatures, we’ve been able to blast out some white gold in addition to receiving our first decent natural snowfall on Monday night.

That being said, it’s not always easy to predict Orono’s temperatures. Just like any other area controlled by lake-effect (or any location on planet Earth, for that matter) we’re subject to ups and downs in temperature and weather patterns. To our benefit, often when it’s raining in Oshawa, it’s snowing here in Orono. And moving northward the temperature often continues to drop. Unfortunately that means that while we might have cool temperatures here, putting us on the verge of making snow, other areas are a degree or two colder and into more solid snowmaking temperatures.

While the cold weather was off to a rocky start in December, we have full confidence that January will bring about excellent ski/snowboard-worthy conditions.

With Mother Nature’s recent whims, we want to ensure we give the public a great experience on opening day. This is why we’re officially announcing Tuesday, January 5, as our first day of skiing and snowboarding for the public with full regular season operational hours! We have great snowmaking weather coming up this weekend, which will set us up for an opening day on Tuesday. As we write this, Sunday is forecasted to bring temperatures of -3°(with a low of -14°) and Monday -9° (with a low of -15).

While we’re able to blow snow at -3°, the amount and quality produced at this temperature is much poorer than that of -9°(with the same amount of water). Simply said, colder temperatures on Sunday will make for a much better opening day on Tuesday. PLUS it’s supposed to be sunny and only -4°!

Beginner Lift Ticket is valid for use of Magic Carpet lift
servicing Bambi run. Be sure to check out Brimacombe's 2016 Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month deals and promotions for some other great lift ticket deals that coincide with opening week, including some $5 Beginner Lift Ticket days and Family Night!

For the latest updates stay tuned to this revived At The Brim Blog, brimacombe.ca, Facebook and/or Twitter!

We have a lot to look forward to with the upcoming month. January 2016 is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month here at Brimacombe. This month-long event is aimed at encouraging families to get off the couch and onto the slopes of Brimacombe. We have tons of events, promotions and deals happening right through the entire month. There’s definitely something for everyone!

The beginning of the month kicks off with $5 beginner lift tickets on Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7, 2016. These lift tickets (Bambi run and Magic Carpet access only) are good for individuals who are brand new to the sport and want to get a taste of on-hill sports. This deal is also available on January 14, 15, 19, 20, 27 and 29, 2016.

Some other highlights of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month include Oakley Demo Day and Family Nights on Saturday, January 9 and January 22. On the evening of Saturday, January 16 and January 30, 2016, you can also purchase two of Brimacombe’s Discover Skiing & Snowboarding Packages for the price of one!

Plus, throughout January (as well as the rest season), Brimacombe will be offering $25 weekday lift tickets. These lift tickets are valid Tuesday through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For further details on Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month events and promotions at Brimacombe, visit: http://skiandsnowboardmonth.brimacombe.ca/calendar/.

With a fun-filled and jam-packed month ahead, January is sure to be a great! With that said, we’d love to see you out here on opening day. Just in case you need it, we’re providing you with a Dr. Brim doctor’s note to get you out of work. Tell your boss that you have a really bad case of the Brimacombe blues!

Operational hours for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 are 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (full regular season hours).
Opening Week lift ticket rates - $25 (before taxes) 
For a complete list of Brimacombe's operational hours for January, please visit, https://brimacombe.ca/hours_directions/hours

And, don't forget you can get more updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds!

Have a safe and happy New Year!


The Brimacombe Team