Tuesday, January 31, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Fifty

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FIFTY: STUMP THE NEW GUY

With three months under his belt, it's time to test the Brimacombe IQ of Chris Cabral, our newest member in the Brimacombe Marketing Department. Be the first person to call him with a question about Brimacombe that he can't answer, and you'll receive some free swag!

To Enter:
Call (905) 983-7669, extension 295, STARTING RIGHT NOW! And don't forget to mention you're calling about the Day 50 contest in Brimacombe's 75 Days of Free Swag.

Rule #1: Chris has ten (10) seconds to answer the question
Rule #2: The question must refer to something about Brimacombe!

The contest will close as soon as our new guy fails to answer a question today, January 31, 2012, and a winner's name will be announced immediately after on our Brimacombe fan page.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 25 more opportunities to win!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

SUNday and SNOW

With each dawn a new day arises, and what a day it was out here at the Brim! The sun has been shining and the temperature mild but the best part is that after yesterday's gift of new snow, it looks like winter around here again.
Each day new skiers are made here at Brimacombe, it may not always be someones first time on the slopes...it could be the day that something just clicks. Such was the case today when Oliver learned to make a few turns.

Oliver and his dad share some father and son time at the Brim,


Follow the leader,

Snow laden trees, whisps of clouds in a sunny blue sky and spending time with family and friends....What could be better on a January day?


Running gates, the Brimacombe Ski Race Club gets some practice,

***


SLOPESIDE WINTER SALE: UP TO 50% OFF TONS OF ITEMS IN-STORE!


Have you been waiting for the perfect time to buy some new ski or snowboard gear? Enjoy savings up to 50% on a wide selection of skis, snowboards, poles, underwear and outerwear!


Only at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store.SAVE!

10% on Ski Poles
20% on Long Underwear
30% on Snowboards and Bindings
40% on Skis and Bindings
50% on Jackets and Pants

Now also in store are our commemorative 75th Anniversary pins, as well as Brimacombe travel mugs, baseball caps and more!

Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store
via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono
p: (905) 983-7669 ext. 226
e: slopeside@brimacombe.ca


Please note: Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.
All discounts based on Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSL)

***

If you haven't dusted off your skis or snowboard yet this season...you're missing out! You may not have snow on your front lawn, but we have plenty on ours, join us for a day at the Brim,

Cheers,

Mark

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What happened?

It's been an interesting evening to say the least, if you were here at the Brim with us tonight, you'd know what I mean.
It was a great day of heavy snow...challenging for those without snow tires I'm sure. Around 5pm tonight we experienced a partial power failure due to an off site problem between here and the substation at the corner of Hwy 115/35 and the 8th concession. This loss of phase caused our lifts to come to a halt, and some circuits to lose power. We off loaded our chairlifts using the gas driven evacuation drives that are designed for this purpose, and cleared the terrain until power could be restored to the site. This partial power loss caused an issue in our East Chalets electrical room that resulted in some over heating of electrical components and subsequently caused smoke and a heavy electrical smell in that area. As a safety precaution the building was evacuated and the Fire department was called to respond. At no time was the building on fire. Due to the estimated time until power would be restored to the site, the decision was made to close for the evening.

Brimacombe will REOPEN tomorrow morning (Jan 29,2012) AT 9AM.

Please note, the electrical issue in the East Chalet has affected our abilities to operate the deep fryers and grill therefore Food Services in the East Chalet will be limited to items not requiring preparation with these appliances. The BBQ will be open, and we will have all other food selections available.
Food Services at the West Chalet are not affected.

Never a dull moment,

Cheers,
Mark

Rain? NOT HERE! Snow? OH YA!

People who have travelled to the Brim from south of Taunton Road....yes, just one concession road south of Brimacombe have been telling me stories about about rain...I'd like to tell YOU a story about SNOW.


As is often the case out here at the Brim, we are experiencing much different weather today than almost anyone to the south west. It is as if Mother Nature has had a moment of weakness for us, heavy SNOW has been falling for much of the day accumulating about 4" to 5" so far. As I write (3pm ish) the snow is still falling and the sky still looks heavy...bring it on!








It’s an exciting time here at Brimacombe!
Not only are we celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Oshawa Ski Club, but the financial success of the past couple seasons has also allowed your Management Team and Board of Directors to move ahead with growth plans for your Club’s future success.

As a first step in this long-term plan, we have committed to the purchase and installation of a new fourth chairlift to be installed in the Standard run area. Our goal is to install the new chair as soon as this coming Summer 2012, but we need your help to ensure we meet this goal. The approximate cost of a new quad chair is $1.6 million. We have already saved about $1 million towards this project, and only need to earn the additional $600,000 this winter to make a new chair a reality this coming summer. We can do this with your support!


You’ve probably heard us say it before, but in case you haven’t I’ll say it again, “Every dollar spent here, stays here!” As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, every dollar you spend on-site at Brimacombe is invested back into the facility, contributing to projects such as our new chairlift. It makes supporting your facility easy, and in fact most of you have been doing it already!

Let’s work together to raise the remaining funds and secure a new chairlift by Summer 2012.


Here are four easy ways you can help:


1. Bring someone new to Brimacombe
Do you know someone who would love skiing or snowboarding at Brimacombe? Take the initiative and invite them to try our slopes. Not only could you gain a new ski buddy, but every rental, lift ticket and membership sold also contributes to the purchase of our new chairlift.


2. Shop at Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store
The next time you’re shopping for equipment, apparel and accessories, visit Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store with one location only, conveniently located at the base of Brimacombe. Not only will you discover excellent selection and competitive pricing, but every hard-earned dollar you spend will also support the installation of our new chairlift. No other shop can do that, because Brimacombe does not operate a store in the hamlet of Kirby, Oshawa or any other town!


3. Book a lesson
Is there someone you know who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, or could you yourself use a refresher? Not only will a lesson increase the likelihood that a new skier or snowboarder will stick with the sport, but every lesson booked at Brimacombe’s award winning Snow School will also contribute dollars towards our new chairlift!


4. Treat yourself to lunch
Take advantage of Brimacombe’s on-site food services at the East and West Chalets, as well as the Snack Hut at the top of Standard. Every food and beverage purchase helps raise funds for our new chairlift and meet our goal to have it installed by Summer 2012.


The enthusiasm and support of our members is what has made the Oshawa Ski Club, now Brimacombe, so amazing these past 75 years. On behalf of your Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you so much for your continued support this season as we continue to grow and work together to raise funds to meet our goal of installing a new chairlift by the coming Summer 2012.

***
SLOPESIDE WINTER SALE: UP TO 50% OFF TONS OF ITEMS IN-STORE!

Have you been waiting for the perfect time to buy some new ski or snowboard gear? Enjoy savings up to 50% on a wide selection of skis, snowboards, poles, underwear and outerwear!

Only at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store.SAVE!
10% on Ski Poles
20% on Long Underwear
30% on Snowboards and Bindings
40% on Skis and Bindings
50% on Jackets and Pants

Now also in store are our commemorative 75th Anniversary pins, as well as Brimacombe travel mugs, baseball caps and more!
Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store
via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono
p: (905) 983-7669 ext. 226
e: slopeside@brimacombe.ca

Please note: Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.
All discounts based on Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSL)
***
 
There is still a lot of time to hit the slopes today....pull yourself from in front of your computer and join us for some fresh air and exercise!
 
Cheers,
 
Mark

75 Days of Free Swag: Day 47 & 48

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY 47 & 48: COME TO SLOPESIDE

Visit Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store this weekend and be entered for a chance to win a pair of free lift tickets. And don't forget about Slopeside's massive sale happening this week only!
  • 10% off ski poles
  • 20% off long underwear
  • 30% off snowboards and bindings
  • 40% off skis and bindings
  • 50% off jackets and pants
To Enter: Simply visit Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store, located at 4098 Regional Road 9 in Orono, any time this Saturday and Sunday, and fill out a ballot. Slopeside will be open for business from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. A winner of two free lift tickets will be selected for each day. No purchase necessary. Contest entry must be completed before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Please Note: No purchase necessary.

If you would like to see Slopeside's featured products for this new season, check out the online catalogue.

The names of winners will be chosen at random on Monday, January 30, 2011 morning. Be sure to visit the Brimacombe Fan Page on Monday to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.


Check back daily for 27 more opportunities to win!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-Six

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-SIX: RIDDLE ME THIS

It's winter and you're lost in the woods. You only have one match. There's a stove and a candle to keep you warm... what do you light first?

To Enter:
Email your answer to 75days@brimacombe.ca or send a private message to Brimacombe Orono on Facebook before midnight tonight. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win some free Brimacombe swag.

The contest will close at midnight tonight, January 27, 2012, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 29 more opportunities to win!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-Five

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-FIVE: WHAT ELSE STARTED IN 1937?

Brimacombe has enjoyed 75 amazing years, even with its beginnings rooted from the heart of the Great Depression. What else beat the odds despite their unfavourable start date?

To Enter:
Tell us what else began in 1937 (a company that was established, an event that began, a person who was born, anything!) on the Brimacombe fan page thread before midnight tonight. All names who post their answer by the deadline will be entered to win some free Brimacombe swag.

The contest will close at midnight tonight, January 26, 2012, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 30 more opportunities to win!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-Nine

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-NINE: GUESS THE TRAIL

Name the product listed in our Facebook album

To Enter:
Email your answer including the manufacturer name and product name to 75days@brimacombe.ca before midnight tonight, Wednesday, January 25, 2012. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win.

Note:
Considering how narrow the trail is, this is most certainly a Black Diamond!

The contest will close at midnight tonight, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.


Check back daily for 31 more opportunities to win!

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75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-Four

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-FOUR: GUESS THE PRODUCT

Name the product listed in our Facebook album

To Enter:
Email your answer including the manufacturer name and product name to 75days@brimacombe.ca before midnight tonight, Wednesday, January 25, 2012. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win, and only one correct guess of any product is required.

Note:
This product and many more can be found at the Slopeside Retail Store!

The contest will close at midnight tonight, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.


Check back daily for 31 more opportunities to win!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-Three

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-THREE: TRIVIA

How much did it cost to build Brimacombe's first lift in 1954?

To Enter:
Email your answer to 75days@brimacombe.ca or send a private message to Brimacombe Orono on Facebook before midnight tonight. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win some free Brimacombe swag.

Hint:
Brimacombe's history has been thoroughly chronicled on our website.

The contest will close at midnight tonight, January 24, 2012, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 32 more opportunities to win!

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Stay up-to-date with everything happening at Brimacombe!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-Two

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-TWO: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON THE SLOPES?

Tell us how long you've been skiing or snowboarding!

To Enter:
Tell us how long you've been on the slopes on the Brimacombe fan page thread before midnight tonight. All names who post their experience by the deadline will be entered to win some free Brimacombe swag.

The contest will close at midnight tonight, January 23, 2012, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 33 more opportunities to win!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Adam McCraw takes FIRST PLACE

Another great day on the slopes at the Brim, with all terrain open from Park Ave. to Clubhouse Run there is lots of terrain to keep you busy! When the temperatures drop into the snowmaking zone again, we will be building the base depth and working to open Rutherford's Cut and the Challenger.

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BRIMACOMBE MEMBER MAKES US PROUD

ADAM McCRAW RANKED #1

"THE NORTH FACE CANADIAN OPEN FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIP"


Follow this link to see the full rankings of the North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship held recently at Red Mountain Resort in BC.



From all of us at Brimacombe, CONGRATULATIONS ADAM!

***


SAVE 50% ON OUTERWEAR AT SLOPESIDE!

SAVE 50% on all ski & snowboard outerwear at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store, starting this Saturday! Applies to the lowest ticketed price on all outerwear including 686, Head, MeCo, Scott and Sessions clothing.

Now also in store are our commemorative 75th Anniversary pins, as well as Brimacombe travel mugs, baseball caps and more!

Visit us in-store via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono or call at (905) 983-7669 ext. 226 for details, and be sure to check out the Slopeside Retail Store online.


Please note: Sale cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.

Don't just take our word for it, come in and check out these amazing offers for yourself!

***


It’s an exciting time here at Brimacombe!

Not only are we celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Oshawa Ski Club, but the financial success of the past couple seasons has also allowed your Management Team and Board of Directors to move ahead with growth plans for your Club’s future success.

As a first step in this long-term plan, we have committed to the purchase and installation of a new fourth chairlift to be installed in the Standard run area. Our goal is to install the new chair as soon as this coming Summer 2012, but we need your help to ensure we meet this goal. The approximate cost of a new quad chair is $1.6 million. We have already saved about $1 million towards this project, and only need to earn the additional $600,000 this winter to make a new chair a reality this coming summer. We can do this with your support!


You’ve probably heard us say it before, but in case you haven’t I’ll say it again, “Every dollar spent here, stays here!” As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, every dollar you spend on-site at Brimacombe is invested back into the facility, contributing to projects such as our new chairlift. It makes supporting your facility easy, and in fact most of you have been doing it already!

Let’s work together to raise the remaining funds and secure a new chairlift by Summer 2012.


Here are four easy ways you can help:


1. Bring someone new to Brimacombe
Do you know someone who would love skiing or snowboarding at Brimacombe? Take the initiative and invite them to try our slopes. Not only could you gain a new ski buddy, but every rental, lift ticket and membership sold also contributes to the purchase of our new chairlift.


2. Shop at Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store
The next time you’re shopping for equipment, apparel and accessories, visit Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store with one location only, conveniently located at the base of Brimacombe. Not only will you discover excellent selection and competitive pricing, but every hard-earned dollar you spend will also support the installation of our new chairlift. No other shop can do that, because Brimacombe does not operate a store in the hamlet of Kirby, Oshawa or any other town!


3. Book a lesson
Is there someone you know who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, or could you yourself use a refresher? Not only will a lesson increase the likelihood that a new skier or snowboarder will stick with the sport, but every lesson booked at Brimacombe’s award winning Snow School will also contribute dollars towards our new chairlift!


4. Treat yourself to lunch
Take advantage of Brimacombe’s on-site food services at the East and West Chalets, as well as the Snack Hut at the top of Standard. Every food and beverage purchase helps raise funds for our new chairlift and meet our goal to have it installed by Summer 2012.


The enthusiasm and support of our members is what has made the Oshawa Ski Club, now Brimacombe, so amazing these past 75 years. On behalf of your Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you so much for your continued support this season as we continue to grow and work together to raise funds to meet our goal of installing a new chairlift by the coming Summer 2012.

***

Another FANTASTIC weekend in paradise,

Cheers,
Mark

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty-One

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY-ONE: COME CELEBRATE WORLD SNOW DAY!

January 22 is World Snow Day, and to celebrate we're welcoming CSPS and Tony the Toque to the slopes of Brimacombe to talk about slope and lift safety.

Stop by the CSPS tent in front of the East Chalet to chat about slope and lift safety and be entered to win two free lift tickets.

To Enter:
Stop by the CSPS tent in front of the East Chalet before 3:00 p.m. today and fill out a ballot. The contest will close around 3:00 p.m. when the CSPS tent comes down for the day, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to visit the Brimacombe Fan Page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is be posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

World Snow Day 2012 will be celebrated at 225 ski resorts in 39 countries! Brimacombe is proud to be a participant and hopes to see you here for the festivities!

Check back daily for 34 more opportunities to win!

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

AWESOME DAY ~ FRESH SNOW!

What an awesome day at the Brim, fresh powder snow and more terrain open.
Winter has ARRIVED!

The Pee Wee Ski Camp kicked off today and runs for the next 6 weeks. "Never evers" and "Fairly news" filled Kid's Stuff and Cowpath today learning the basics of our great sport. The Pee Wee Ski Camp is designed to introduce kids to the sport of skiing and hopefully make life long ski buddies to enjoy the slopes of Brimacombe and beyond!


Here the "campers" learn about lift safety before being introduced to the moving lift,

MORE TERRAIN OPENS ON SUNDAY JANUARY 22, 2012!
We are pleased to announce that Tower Run and the Flyer will open tomorrow morning bringing the count to 14 Runs and 2 Terrain park.

Snowmaking in progress today on Flyer and Tower Run.


Rutherford's Cut and the Challenger are next on the list to open as weather permits.

***
BRIMACOMBE MEMBER MAKES US PROUD AT
"THE NORTH FACE CANADIAN OPEN FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIP"

The Oshawa Ski Club now operating as Brimacombe has a long history of notable skiers and snowboarders and we now have another member making the headlines.

Adam McCraw was a strong ski racer who started to take top spots in our in house Park competitions here at the Brim, and now after following his calling to the mountains in the west he is starting to appear at the top of the rankings in some big name competitions...against big name skiers from around the world!

Follow this link to see his #2 ranking in "The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship" held recently at Red Mountain Resort in BC.

 http://www.canadianfreeskiing.com/senior-results/

***

SAVE 50% ON OUTERWEAR AT SLOPESIDE!

SAVE 50% on all ski & snowboard outerwear at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store, starting this Saturday! Applies to the lowest ticketed price on all outerwear including 686, Head, MeCo, Scott and Sessions clothing.

Now also in store are our commemorative 75th Anniversary pins, as well as Brimacombe travel mugs, baseball caps and more!

Visit us in-store via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono or call at (905) 983-7669 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (905) 983-7669 end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 226 for details, and be sure to check out the Slopeside Retail Store online.

Please note: Sale cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.

Don't just take our word for it, come in and check out these amazing offers for yourself!

***

It’s an exciting time here at Brimacombe!

Not only are we celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Oshawa Ski Club, but the financial success of the past couple seasons has also allowed your Management Team and Board of Directors to move ahead with growth plans for your Club’s future success.

As a first step in this long-term plan, we have committed to the purchase and installation of a new fourth chairlift to be installed in the Standard run area. Our goal is to install the new chair as soon as this coming Summer 2012, but we need your help to ensure we meet this goal. The approximate cost of a new quad chair is $1.6 million. We have already saved about $1 million towards this project, and only need to earn the additional $600,000 this winter to make a new chair a reality this coming summer. We can do this with your support!

You’ve probably heard us say it before, but in case you haven’t I’ll say it again, “Every dollar spent here, stays here!” As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, every dollar you spend on-site at Brimacombe is invested back into the facility, contributing to projects such as our new chairlift. It makes supporting your facility easy, and in fact most of you have been doing it already!

Let’s work together to raise the remaining funds and secure a new chairlift by Summer 2012.

Here are four easy ways you can help:

1. Bring someone new to Brimacombe

Do you know someone who would love skiing or snowboarding at Brimacombe? Take the initiative and invite them to try our slopes. Not only could you gain a new ski buddy, but every rental, lift ticket and membership sold also contributes to the purchase of our new chairlift.


2. Shop at Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store

The next time you’re shopping for equipment, apparel and accessories, visit Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store with one location only, conveniently located at the base of Brimacombe. Not only will you discover excellent selection and competitive pricing, but every hard-earned dollar you spend will also support the installation of our new chairlift. No other shop can do that, because Brimacombe does not operate a store in the hamlet of Kirby, Oshawa or any other town!

3. Book a lesson

Is there someone you know who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, or could you yourself use a refresher? Not only will a lesson increase the likelihood that a new skier or snowboarder will stick with the sport, but every lesson booked at Brimacombe’s award winning Snow School will also contribute dollars towards our new chairlift!


4. Treat yourself to lunch

Take advantage of Brimacombe’s on-site food services at the East and West Chalets, as well as the Snack Hut at the top of Standard. Every food and beverage purchase helps raise funds for our new chairlift and meet our goal to have it installed by Summer 2012.

The enthusiasm and support of our members is what has made the Oshawa Ski Club, now Brimacombe, so amazing these past 75 years. On behalf of your Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you so much for your continued support this season as we continue to grow and work together to raise funds to meet our goal of installing a new chairlift by the coming Summer 2012.
***

It's WINTER....jump in.

Another day in paradise has past,

Cheers,
Mark

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Forty

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY FORTY: FIND OUR SNOW HOST

Find one of our snow hosts and enter for a chance at free lift tickets!

To Enter:
Find one of our snow hosts located around Brimacombe and complete a survey before 4:00 p.m. today, Saturday, January 21. All who complete our survey will be entered for a chance to win a pair of free lift tickets.

Wondering how to find a snow host?
Look for someone in our bright green Brimacombe coats holding surveys in their hand!

The contest will close at 4:00 p.m. today, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 35 more opportunities to win!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

MAIN TERRAIN PARK OPENS FOR THE SEASON!

The gates of the MAIN TERRAIN PARK swung OPEN for the 2012 season in time for night skiing tonight, we thank everyone for their patience as we have had to contend with poor treatment by Mother Nature.


The Park Staff putting the final touches on some of the features.

Picture perfect rails and jibs ready for action.


Our NEW 42' Urban style down rail.

Waiting at the gates.

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SATURDAY NIGHT RAIL JAM SERIES BEGINS JAN. 21!


Brimacombe is proud to the present the 2012 Saturday Night Rail Jam Series
January 21, February 11 & March 10, 2012

Brought to you by our very own Brimacombe Slopeside Retail Store, Rome, Oakley, 686, Scotties, Clarke Sommerville Sports & Monster.

Save when you register in advance! $20 per event in advance and $50 for all three, or $25 per event when you register day-of. Registration and sign-in for the Rail Jam ends at 5:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 6:00 p.m.

Riders must be 11 years of age or older to compete. Helmets mandatory. Waivers required. All competitors must have a 11/12 Park Pass and either a valid lift ticket or membership. It is recommended that all competitors park in Parking Lot #4, in case the awards runs late and the lifts are closed.

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SAVE 50% ON OUTERWEAR AT SLOPESIDE!

SAVE 50% on all ski & snowboard outerwear at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store, starting this Saturday! Applies to the lowest ticketed price on all outerwear including 686, Head, MeCo, Scott and Sessions clothing.

Now also in store are our commemorative 75th Anniversary pins, as well as Brimacombe travel mugs, baseball caps and more!

Visit us in-store via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono or call at (905) 983-7669 ext. 226 for details, and be sure to check out the Slopside Retail Store online.

Please note: Sale cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.

Don't just take our word for it, come in and check out these amazing offers for yourself!

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It’s an exciting time here at Brimacombe!

Not only are we celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Oshawa Ski Club, but the financial success of the past couple seasons has also allowed your Management Team and Board of Directors to move ahead with growth plans for your Club’s future success.

As a first step in this long-term plan, we have committed to the purchase and installation of a new fourth chairlift to be installed in the Standard run area. Our goal is to install the new chair as soon as this coming Summer 2012, but we need your help to ensure we meet this goal. The approximate cost of a new quad chair is $1.6 million. We have already saved about $1 million towards this project, and only need to earn the additional $600,000 this winter to make a new chair a reality this coming summer. We can do this with your support!

You’ve probably heard us say it before, but in case you haven’t I’ll say it again, “Every dollar spent here, stays here!” As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, every dollar you spend on-site at Brimacombe is invested back into the facility, contributing to projects such as our new chairlift. It makes supporting your facility easy, and in fact most of you have been doing it already!

Let’s work together to raise the remaining funds and secure a new chairlift by Summer 2012.

Here are four easy ways you can help:

1. Bring someone new to Brimacombe

Do you know someone who would love skiing or snowboarding at Brimacombe? Take the initiative and invite them to try our slopes. Not only could you gain a new ski buddy, but every rental, lift ticket and membership sold also contributes to the purchase of our new chairlift.


2. Shop at Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store

The next time you’re shopping for equipment, apparel and accessories, visit Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store with one location only, conveniently located at the base of Brimacombe. Not only will you discover excellent selection and competitive pricing, but every hard-earned dollar you spend will also support the installation of our new chairlift. No other shop can do that, because Brimacombe does not operate a store in the hamlet of Kirby, Oshawa or any other town!

3. Book a lesson

Is there someone you know who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, or could you yourself use a refresher? Not only will a lesson increase the likelihood that a new skier or snowboarder will stick with the sport, but every lesson booked at Brimacombe’s award winning Snow School will also contribute dollars towards our new chairlift!


4. Treat yourself to lunch

Take advantage of Brimacombe’s on-site food services at the East and West Chalets, as well as the Snack Hut at the top of Standard. Every food and beverage purchase helps raise funds for our new chairlift and meet our goal to have it installed by Summer 2012.

The enthusiasm and support of our members is what has made the Oshawa Ski Club, now Brimacombe, so amazing these past 75 years. On behalf of your Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you so much for your continued support this season as we continue to grow and work together to raise funds to meet our goal of installing a new chairlift by the coming Summer 2012.

***

Snowmaking is currently underway on the following runs;

Tower Run,
Flyer,
Rutherford's Cut
Challenger

Winter is short...live it up at the Brim,

It's been another day in paradise,

Cheers,

Mark











Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MORE TERRAIN COMING SOON!

With winter finally starting to rev up (slowly) we are pushing steadily ahead with our snowmaking operations to get more available terrain open for you to enjoy.

On Friday January 20, 2012 the Clubhouse Run and Promenade will OPEN serviced by the West Chair and West Chalet. Access from the east will be across the top or through the top Flyer/Promenade chute.

At 4:30pm on January 20, 2012 the MAIN TERRAIN PARK will OPEN! Don't forget all users of the Main Terrain Park require a Park Pass. Complete the Brimacombe Park Pass program online at http://www.brimacombe.ca/parkpass or visit the Administration Office inside the East Chalet. Brimacombe Park Passes are just $10 plus tax and you must be 8 years of age or older. All those under the age of 18 must have their waivers signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please read all information carefully, if you are unsure of any requirements please call our main office at (905)983-5983

On Saturday January 21, 2012 the PEE WEE SKI CAMP will begin (enter via Gate 1), and Kids Stuff and CowPath will OPEN serviced by T-bar #5!

From here will we be moving snowmaking equipment onto the Flyer, upper portion of Tower and a few other locations with the goal of stretching further west in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates.

***
SAVE 50% ON OUTERWEAR AT SLOPESIDE!


SAVE 50% on all ski & snowboard outerwear at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store, starting this Saturday! Applies to the lowest ticketed price on all outerwear including 686, Head, MeCo, Scott and Sessions clothing.

Now also in store are our commemorative 75th Anniversary pins, as well as Brimacombe travel mugs, baseball caps and more!

Visit us in-store via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono or call at (905) 983-7669 ext. 226 for details, and be sure to check out the Slopside Retail Store online.

Please note: Sale cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.

Don't just take our word for it, come in and check out these amazing offers for yourself!



***


It’s an exciting time here at Brimacombe!


Not only are we celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Oshawa Ski Club, but the financial success of the past couple seasons has also allowed your Management Team and Board of Directors to move ahead with growth plans for your Club’s future success.

As a first step in this long-term plan, we have committed to the purchase and installation of a new fourth chairlift to be installed in the Standard run area. Our goal is to install the new chair as soon as this coming Summer 2012, but we need your help to ensure we meet this goal. The approximate cost of a new quad chair is $1.6 million. We have already saved about $1 million towards this project, and only need to earn the additional $600,000 this winter to make a new chair a reality this coming summer. We can do this with your support!

You’ve probably heard us say it before, but in case you haven’t I’ll say it again, “Every dollar spent here, stays here!” As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, every dollar you spend on-site at Brimacombe is invested back into the facility, contributing to projects such as our new chairlift. It makes supporting your facility easy, and in fact most of you have been doing it already!

Let’s work together to raise the remaining funds and secure a new chairlift by Summer 2012.


Here are four easy ways you can help:

1. Bring someone new to Brimacombe
Do you know someone who would love skiing or snowboarding at Brimacombe? Take the initiative and invite them to try our slopes. Not only could you gain a new ski buddy, but every rental, lift ticket and membership sold also contributes to the purchase of our new chairlift.

2. Shop at Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store
The next time you’re shopping for equipment, apparel and accessories, visit Brimacombe’s Slopeside Retail Store with one location only, conveniently located at the base of Brimacombe. Not only will you discover excellent selection and competitive pricing, but every hard-earned dollar you spend will also support the installation of our new chairlift. No other shop can do that, because Brimacombe does not operate a store in the hamlet of Kirby, Oshawa or any other town!

3. Book a lesson
Is there someone you know who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, or could you yourself use a refresher? Not only will a lesson increase the likelihood that a new skier or snowboarder will stick with the sport, but every lesson booked at Brimacombe’s award winning Snow School will also contribute dollars towards our new chairlift!

4. Treat yourself to lunch
Take advantage of Brimacombe’s on-site food services at the East and West Chalets, as well as the Snack Hut at the top of Standard. Every food and beverage purchase helps raise funds for our new chairlift and meet our goal to have it installed by Summer 2012.

The enthusiasm and support of our members is what has made the Oshawa Ski Club, now Brimacombe, so amazing these past 75 years. On behalf of your Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you so much for your continued support this season as we continue to grow and work together to raise funds to meet our goal of installing a new chairlift by the coming Summer 2012.

***

It's winter...winter is short...make the BEST out of it here at the Brim,

It's been another day in paradise,
Cheers,
Mark





Monday, January 16, 2012

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Thirty-Nine

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY THIRTY-NINE: CALLING CONTEST

Be the 10th caller to say "I love Brimacombe" after dialing the phone number below and you'll be given some free Brimacombe swag!

To Enter:
Call (905) 983-7669, extension 295, STARTING RIGHT NOW! Be the 10th person to tell us you love Brimacombe and you'll receive some free swag!

The contest will close as soon as a 10th caller is chosen today, January 20, 2012, and a winner's name will be announced tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 36 more opportunities to win!

• • • •

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75 Days of Free Swag: Day Thirty-Eight

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY THIRTY-EIGHT: FIND THE HIDDEN PHRASE

Find the hidden phrase located on the Brimacombe Orono Facebook page!
(Be sure to see our hint below)

To Enter:
Locate and email the hidden phrase to 75days@brimacombe.ca before midnight tonight, January 19, 2012. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win some free Brimacombe swag.

Hint: Did you know we have all our basic information on the Brimacombe Orono page?

The contest will close at midnight tonight, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 37 more opportunities to win!

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Stay up-to-date with everything happening at Brimacombe!
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75 Days of Free Swag: Day Thirty-Seven

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY THIRTY-SEVEN: GUESS THE PRODUCT

Name one of the three products listed in our Facebook album

To Enter:
Email your answer including the manufacturer name and product name to 75days@brimacombe.ca before midnight tonight, Wednesday, January 18, 2012. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win, and only one correct guess of any product is required.

Hint:
All these products and many more can be found at the Slopeside Retail Store!

The contest will close at midnight tonight, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.


Check back daily for 38 more opportunities to win!

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Stay up-to-date with everything happening at Brimacombe!
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75 Days of Free Swag: Day Thirty-Six

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY THIRTY-SIX: ANSWER OUR FACEBOOK QUESTION!

What goals do you want to achieve on the slopes this season?

To Enter:
Whether its landing a perfect 540 or just making it down Bambi without falling, we want to know! Tell us what you want to achieve this season on our Facebook Question and be entered for a chance to win some free swag! Submissions must be completed today, Tuesday, January 17, 2011, by midnight. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win.

Please Note: All your goals can be achieved with a little help at Brimacombe Snow School!

The contest will close at midnight tonight, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 39 more opportunities to win!

• • • •

Stay up-to-date with everything happening at Brimacombe!
Brimacombe
website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter
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email eblast.

75 Days of Free Swag: Day Thirty-Five

In celebration of Brimacombe's 75th anniversary, we're giving something away every day (except Christmas Day) for 75 days until our big Birthday Bash and Reunion Party on February 25, 2012!

DAY THIRTY-FIVE: TRIVIA

What runs opened this weekend, January 14-15?

To Enter:
Email your answer to 75days@brimacombe.ca or send a private message to Brimacombe Orono on Facebook before midnight tonight. All names received by the deadline will be entered to win some free Brimacombe swag.

The contest will close at midnight tonight, January 16, 2012, and a winner's name will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. Be sure to come back to the Brimacombe fan page tomorrow to see if you won.
A complete list of names is posted here under News on the Brimacombe website, as well as available from the Main Office.

Check back daily for 40 more opportunities to win!

• • • •

Stay up-to-date with everything happening at Brimacombe!
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yes....it IS cold enough for me....

What a change a week can make, today’s -15*c is a stark contrast to last Saturday’s +7*c temperature….what a perfect January day!
We fired up the snowmaking system late yesterday afternoon in the Main Terrain Park, Bunny Blvd., the Bowl, Kids Stuff, the very top of the Flyer and lower sections of Promenade (to begin building the link to the west terrain) and by mid day today we were shifting equipment from Bunny Blvd. to Clubhouse Run, a little more in the Main Terrain Park and one gun to the top of Park Avenue. We are pleased to announce that we will be opening Bunny Blvd. and Park Avenue tomorrow (Park Ave. on primarily natural snow with limited base) with plans to have the Bowl open on Tuesday morning.
We are setting our sights on opening Clubhouse Run, the lower half of Promenade, and Kid’s Stuff serviced by the West Chair, and T-bar#5 for next weekend….the West Chalet will also open when this terrain becomes available. Our goal is to also have our Main Terrain Park open by next weekend, cold weather permitting.


If you feared the cold and stayed inside today....here are some shots to show you what you missed!



Beautiful snow....love it!


Our own storm system.






Groundswell in the Bowl





It WAS another day in Paradise....see you tomorrow,

Cheers,

Mark