Sunday, February 27, 2011

INTRODUCTION TO RACING Mar 12-14 2011


Interested in Ski Racing next season?


The Brimacombe Racing Club will be conducting a 3 day “Introduction to racing“ program for children ages 7 to 10 years of age; March 12 to 14, 9AM – 12 PM (this program is not for current race club members).

The goal of the Brimacombe Ski Racing Club is to provide a solid foundation and knowledge base upon which to build children’s athletic abilities and to encourage the development of skiers and ski racers of all ability levels in a fun and rewarding environment. The Brimacombe Ski Racing Club is aligned with Alpine Ontario.
All coaches are certified by the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation and many are also certified by the CSIA.

Benefits of our race program

Children who are physically educated feel confident and are encouraged to continue to build on these skills through competitive and recreational sport activity. They will enjoy overall health benefits by developing greater physical literacy, which encourages them to be more physically active throughout their lives. Skiing is a life-long sport that is practiced by people of every age, shape, size and level of ability. But skiing skills are not the only benefits of our ski program.


In addition children will learn:


Ski Safety – Listening skills – Building self confidence – Goal setting



The cost is $90.00 & the camp will include:


o 9 hours of instruction with a focus on ski improvement
o Training runs daily in a course set on the Standard run
o Timed runs on the final day



Note: Helmets are mandatory


 Payment is due with registration & waiver must be signed by parent or legal guardian.
Lift tickets are not included
 This is not a “learn to ski” program & assumes children have basic skills



For additional information or register: coachinfo@brimacomberacing.ca

Saturday, February 26, 2011

STEAK DINNER AT THE BRIM!

APRES SKI PARTY SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2011
ENJOY A STEAK DINNER AFTER A DAY ON THE SLOPES!

The Menu

Starter
Butternut Squash Soup drizzled with
Cinnamon Yogurt

Entrée
Grilled Filet Minion, Garlic Mashed Potato,
And seasonal vegetables

Dessert
Decadent Cake

Plated and Served to you at your table…
Fine Dining at The Brim

When: Saturday March 5 2011
Where: Upper East Chalet


Pre-book your spot today at the Main Office,
ext 248 or foodservices@brimacombe.ca

Friday, February 25, 2011

SANDY ROBINSON WINS BRONZE!

BRIMACOMBE AND CADS DURHAM ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE



SANDY ROBINSON WINS THE BRONZE MEDAL IN PARA~ALPINE GIANT SLALOM AT THE CANADA GAMES 2011

To add to her accomplishment, Sandy also made history! On the first day of para-alpine racing Sandy drew bib #1 - She was the first ever para-alpine racer at a Canada Winter Games!



Thursday, February 24, 2011

A HOME FOR STUFFED ANIMALS


BRIMACOMBE SKI PATROL needs YOUR help!

Help put a smile on a child’s face!


Donate your new or gently used stuffed animals to our Ski Patrol.


Please launder and drop off at the Main Office in the East Chalet or East Patrol Hut (“Magee’s”)


Many thanks!



A LOOK AHEAD!

March is a GREAT time to hang out at the Brim! The sun is getting a little closer to our spot on the earth and the weather is starting to feel a little more like spring, our programs have all wrapped up and we look ahead to weekend events and school breaks.





Is your gear getting a little old, NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO PICK UP SOMETHING NEW!

TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY...





Friday, March 4, 2011




Buy One, Get One Free Discover Packages: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get a $48 Beginner Discover Package that includes a four-hour equipment rental and beginner lift ticket, plus a one-hour beginner lesson at 5:30 p.m. Experienced Discover Packages are $70. Discount applies to package of equal or lesser value.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
On-site all day:
• The Rock 94.9
• Monster Energy
• CSPS with Tony the Toque
• Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers
• Elan

• Ford
• Clarington Tourism


Retro Fashion Day: All Day
It’s that time again! Break out your out-of-style gear and show off your best "retro" look. No decade is out of the running. As long as it would get you funny looks at the mall, it belongs at Retro Day. Just make sure your costume is safe for riding the lifts and the slopes. Spirit awards will be given away throughout the day!

Live Music: All Day
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Josh Kvasnak & Friends
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Demetris Astritis
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Montgomery Park

Doughnut Giveaway: 10 a.m.
Who doesn’t like a sweet treat to get them started in the morning? Enjoy a complimentary doughnut from The Village Bake Shop, Orono, courtesy of Brimacombe, but, remember, it’s first come, first serve, so get there on time to ensure you don’t miss out!

Face Painting: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Have your face painted by Janet Lange Art & Design janetlange.ca

Brimacombe’s Annual Slopestyle Competition: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$15 in advance or $20 day off event
All competitors must have a 2010/11 Park Pass and either a valid lift ticket or 2010/11 membership. Comp Lift Tickets will be available to competitors only for $20 each.
Helmets required. Parent/guardian signature required for competitors under 18 years of age.

Bambi Dual Slalom: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calling all kids! Come test your skills and have fun in the Bambi Dual Slalom held on the Bambi Hill in front of the Brimacombe Snow School. Prizes for everyone. Open to ages 12 and under.
Registration - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Event begins at 1:00 p.m. All non-members must have parent or legal guardian sign a special event waiver. Waivers available on our website, or at registration area on day of event.

Apres Ski Party: 3:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Listen to live music by Montgomery Park in the warmth of the East Chalet. Enjoy dinner and munchie specials on sale in the cafeteria and, of course, a cash bar.

STEAK DINNER SPECIAL:
Looking for a hearty meal after a long day on the slopes? Pre-order your three-course filet mignon dinner today for only 19.99 + hst! Dinner includes:
- Butternut Squash Soup with cinnamon and vanilla yogurt
- 4 oz tenderloin wrapped with smoked bacon with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies
- Your choice of sliced cake

Call 905.983.7669 ext 248 or email dinner@thebrim.ca to reserve today!


Sunday, March 6, 2011
On-site all day:
• The Rock 94.9

• Monster

• CSPS with Tony the Toque
• Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers
• Elan
• Ford
• Clarington Tourism


Whose your Hero? Day
Who is your hero? Do they have superpowers or are they someone who just does something super? Re-live your childhood fantasy and come dressed as your hero for the day. Just be careful that your costume doesn’t include anything that will jeopardize your safety on the lifts or the slopes. Spirit awards will be given away throughout the day!

Live Music: All Day
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Sean Roberts
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Demetris Astritis

Pancake Breakfast
Bring your friends and family to the East Chalet to enjoy a hot pancake breakfast and live music!

Doughnut Giveaway: 10:00 a.m.
Who doesn’t like a sweet treat to get them started in the morning? Enjoy a complimentary doughnut from The Village Bake Shop, Orono, courtesy of Brimacombe, but, remember, it’s first come, first serve, so get there on time to ensure you don’t miss out!

Face Painting: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Have your face painted by Janet Lange Art & Design janetlange.ca

Bambi Jump: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calling all kids! Come test your skills and have fun in the Bambi Jump held on the Bambi Hill in front of the Brimacombe Snow School. Prizes for everyone. Open to ages 12 and under.
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The conditions are still STELLAR here at BRIMACOMBE, come on out and see for yourself!

Cheers,
Mark

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Picture it.

We had a TON of fun out here on the Slopes of Brimacombe this weekend, I thought I'd post some random shots from Saturday and Sunday.


Jim L. cooking up some sausages for the Ski Patrol.


Completely random shot.
Anna the lion finishes up her lessons for the season. Gracie keeps her distance.

Holly B. with Ski Telemark was on the slopes of Brimacombe on Saturday offering telemark (Free Heel) rentals and lessons.


Jody and Gabby enjoying some mother daughter time together on Saturday.

Moving ahead to Sunday, Clarington Fire Services was on site with demonstrations and Fire Safety activities for the kids.

Learning the important lessons of Fire Safety.


Sparky and crew touring the slopes.


Liftee Jess strikes a pose for the camera.
Michael D having a great day.


Colin, pondering the world of socks. ;)



Some father and son time for Steve and Chad.


Our 7 Week Program wrapped up today, all of our Snow School staff and Instructors would like to thank-you for taking part in this years program, we hope you enjoyed the lessons as much as the instructors enjoyed teaching them!

The Saturday Crew

The Sunday Crew



WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF THIS WEEKEND? THERE IS AN EXTRA DAY! JOIN US ON THE SLOPES TOMORROW FOR FAMILY DAY.

WE ARE OPEN 9am TO 4:30pm!

Cheers,

Mark

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SKI TELEMARK FEB 19, 2011


Join SKI TELEMARK this Saturday, February 19, 2011 on the slopes of Brimacombe for some "Free Heal" skiing!

SKI TELEMARK insturctors Holly Blefgen, Steve Kahn, and Keith Woods will be offering Telemark ski rentals and lessons every hour on the hour from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

SKI TELEMARK will be located at the base of the STANDARD RUN, look for the SKI TELEMARK SUBARU!


For more informatin and pricing please visit http://www.skitelemark.ca/
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Check out our website NEWS section or CALENDAR for more upcoming events AT THE BRIM!
Cheers,
Mark

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No rain today

The weather guessers were a little off today, no rain, in fact no precipitation at all! The sky was overcast but the temperature was mild. It was a nice day to ski or snowboard.


We had a great weekend here at the Brim. The Pee Wee Ski Camp wrapped up another successful year, last nights Apres Ski was a lot of fun, and our second event in the SATURDAY NIGHT RAIL JAM SERIES was good time for our competitors and spectators!


Here are the results of the second event in our

SATURDAY NIGHT RAIL JAM SERIES (February 12, 2011)

Skiers 16 and Up

1st Ian Blattner
2nd Brett Elliott
3rd Andrew Vorsteveld

Skiers 15 and Under

1st Spencer Ryan
2nd Brandon Holm
3rd Andrew Selby

Girl Snowboarders

1st Ashley Bravn
2nd Jillian Clarke
3rd Rachel Michalecki


16 and Over Snowboard

1st Dan Mathias
2nd Harrison Long
3rd Matt Preston

15 and Under Snowboarders

1st Cooper Gallant
2nd Matthew Magee
3rd Tanner Gallant

BEST TRICK SNOWBOARD
Harrison Long

BEST TRICK SKI
Kyle Cox worth

Congratulations to the winners and thank-you to all the competitors, it was a great show of talent! Our final event in the Series is MARCH 12, 2011!

A SPECIAL THANK-YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS


Brimacombe Proshop and Rentals, Elan, Scotties, Coal, Sessions, Oakley and Clarke Sommerville Sports

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For more details on EVENTS happening at the Brim, check out our NEWS section or CALENDAR on our website http://www.brimacombe.ca/

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Enjoy your week, why not plan to spend some time with us here at Brimacombe?

See you on the slopes,

Cheers,

Mark

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It just doesn't get any better than this!

The sun is SHINING down on us today, mix that with the crisp cool air and FANTASTIC snow conditions and you get a superb day on the slopes of Brimacombe! There is still time to load up your gear and hit the road, you'll be glad you did!

Another great weekend at the Brim is fast approaching, and we have something for EVERYONE!

Join us for the second event in out SATURDAY NIGHT RAIL JAM SERIES,


Brimacombe is proud to present the 2011 Saturday Night Rail Jam Series

brought to you by

Brimacombe Proshop and Rentals, Elan, Scotties, Coal, Sessions, Oakley and Clarke Sommerville Sports

REGISTRATION
$20 per event in advance
or
$25 per event when you register day-of

THE RUN DOWN

 Registration and Sign-in starts at 4:00 day of the comp
 Registration and Sign-in ends at 5:30 day of the comp
 Mandatory Riders Meeting @ 5:45 in the fenced in area at the rail setup
 Comp starts at 6:00
 1 hour jam session
 Finals will begin at 7:30
 Big prizes and awards will be tossed out following the rail comp

COMP FORMAT

 One hour Jam Session (controlled drop-ins)
 Riders will be scored on the tricks they can throw down, biggest tricks stomped puts you in the finals
 Skier 11-15 years old and Skier 16 and over categories and snowboard 11-15 years and 16 and over categories
 Awards for top three finishers and best trick in each division
 Comp will be fenced off while park stays open through the night
Membership, night pass or lift ticket and Park passes are required

Riders must be 11 years of age or older

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FAMILY NIGHT AT THE BRIM!
Family Day may not be until February 21, but this February 12, 2011 join us at Brimacombe as we get your family off the couch and onto the slopes for Family Night!

Join us for an evening of competition, camaraderie and live music in a jam-packed evening including a Rail Jam Competition, an Apres Ski Party and 2-for-1 Special on Discover Packages.

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2-FOR-1 DISCOVER PACKAGES
2-for-1 Discover Packages will be available for the evening of Feb 12! For only $48+HST, both you and a friend can learn to ski or snowboard with a Beginner Discover Package that includes a four-hour equipment rental and beginner lift ticket, plus a one-hour beginner lesson – everything you need to get you started on the slopes!

Not a beginner? Experienced Discover Packages are only $70+HST and are perfect for the lapsed rider in need of a refresher.

PLEASE NOTE: This 2 for 1 offer is valid only for the evening of February 12, 2011. Lift ticket and equipment rental runs 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Group lesson is at 5:30 p.m. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or promotional offer. Discount applies to Discover Package of equal or lesser value. Both Packages must be purchased in the same transaction.

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APRES SKI PARTY: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011
Join Brimacombe for our second Apres Ski Party this Saturday, February 12. Come get cozy in the East Chalet while enjoying dinner and munchie specials on sale in the cafeteria, and treat yourself to a drink from the cash bar.

Live music by Josh Kvasnak.

**New this year - Not only are the Apres Ski Parties now on Saturday nights, no tickets are required and no admission will be charged! So bring out all of your family and friends.

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SATURDAY NIGHT SHUTTLE BUS RUNS AGAIN: FEB 12, 2011
This Saturday, February 12, catch a ride from Durham College/UOIT to Brimacombe for FREE!

The bus leaves the Student Activity Centre at Durham College at 4 p.m., and leaves Brimacombe at 9 p.m.


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~ATTENTION~ WE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2011 FOR FAMILY DAY!

SPEND FAMILY DAY AT THE BRIM & SAVE!
Buy any combination of two (2) Full Day Pee Wee, Student, Adult and/or Senior Brimacombe lift tickets at regular price on February 21, 2011 and receive one (1) Buy One, Get One Free lift ticket coupon, valid Tuesday to Friday from February 22 to March 4, 2011.

While supplies last. Both lift tickets must be purchased in the same transaction
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The PEEWEE SKI CAMP wraps up another successful season this weekend. I'd like to thank all the kids who participated and the parents who helped out along the way! A BIG THANKS to Gillian, Tyler and all of our councilors!
It's been another day in Paradise!

Cheers,
Mark


VISIT OUR WEBSITE
http://www.brimacombe.ca/

Friday, February 4, 2011

CANADIAN SKI PATROL ZONE COMPETITION FEB 5 2011

BRIMACOMBE WELCOMES

THE CANADIAN SKI PATROL SYSTEM

~KAWARTHA ZONE~ FIRST AID COMPETITION ON FEBRUARY 5, 2011!



Volunteer CSPS Ski Patrollers from all over the Kawartha Zone will be on our slopes tomorrow enhancing their First Aid Skills through their annual competition. Please welcome them and feel free to stop at any one of the SEVEN MARKED FIRST AID SCENARIO LOCATIONS across the hill to watch them in action.



CSPS Mission Statement:
To promote safety and injury prevention and to provide the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services to the snow industry.


For more information about the Canadian Ski Patrol System visit www.csps.ca

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This weeks new snow added to our already stellar conditions, come on out and enjoy a weekend with us at the Brim!

It was another day in Paradise,

Cheers,

Mark

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Making the call.

Making the call to open or close for the day can be one of the toughest decisions to be made out here at the Brim. The Weather guessers had set the stage, a snow storm was forecast to travel into Ontario (originating out of Texas) and bring with it a substantial gift of snow.....delivered on the tails of wind speeds of 30 to 50kmh. In the early hours of this morning the wind was high and swirling whiteouts circled the slopes of Brimacombe. Snow accumulated in drifts across the slopes, and heavier sleet like particles tapped at the windows of the buildings. A search of the weather radars and local forecasts told us that the wind speeds were not going to drop anytime soon. The decision to close for the day was made (a decision most of our neighbouring resorts also made), not due to snow itself, but the high winds and resulting whiteout conditions. Rolling ahead into the early daylight hours the wind was still high, creating very poor driving conditions on the roads heading towards the Brim. A majority of the new snow had blown from the top of Brimacombe's slopes, however just over the crest the trees lining the runs had captured and saved much of the new snow which had drifted into washboard like ridges.

High winds can create unsafe operational conditions, they can affect our abilities to properly groom our terrain (wind blown, heavily ridged snow requires grooming) and can affect the safe operation of our lifts. Public safety is our number one concern.

Throughout the morning we began to clear our snow blown roads and parking lots, the winds dropped considerably and the weather radar and local forecasts showed that the risk of high wind was over. We reassessed and called in the grooming staff, we would open for night skiing.

As I write, the staff have finished clearing the decks, more new snow is falling to the ground and the operational checks are underway on our Lifts and Trails. It is going to be a fantastic night at the Brim, if you've spent the day on the couch watching movies or a day in the office thinking about skiing or snowboarding it's time to hit the slopes! We are now open for night skiing until 10pm.

Cheers,

Mark