Thursday, February 14, 2013

A SNOWY Valentines Day!

It's SNOWING at the Brim! Winter arrived and hasn't left, everyone is raving about the on-hill conditions so pull yourself from behind your computer screen and join us for some "downtime"!

We are expecting up to 4 cm of good ol' natural snow over night which will only boost our already fantastic conditions. Our snow making season for all intents and purposes has ended, we pumped 30% more water through our snow making system this year over last and have built ample reserve on our open terrain to take us through to the end of the season. I am regularly asked if we will be opening any terrain west of the West Chair, we had hoped to have Rutherford's Cut, Challenger and Whistler open this past weekend after the huge dumping from the skies however after packing it as best as possible the wind crept up over night and blew enough snow off the steeps to leave us without adequate depth. That being said it stills looks positive -should we get more natural snow- as what remains will help provide the much needed base we will need to open on 100% natural snow.

I think I may have touched on this in another at the Brim blog but it's an important fact that our decision to expand our snow making pond this past summer played a major role in our abilities to recover terrain after the two "January thaws" we experienced this season. We had continual uninterrupted access to more water than we have EVER pumped to the hill to be converted to SNOW...we never ran out once even after increasing our "gallons per minute"...we made more snow faster! With the project planned for completion this summer we timed the wrap up of snow making carefully with the shut down of our recharge system to leave the pond as low as possible so that we would not have to pump out and waste valuable water and energy. A portion of our snow making pond can be seen from the top of our mid western are a few shots of the construction this past summer;

The "original" pond (Half dug in the mid 90's half in the early 2000's). 

 This summers expansion during construction. The equipment in the background of this photo is parked in a similar location as the white truck in the first was a BIG DIG!

Projects like these that improve our abilities to provide you with the best possible experience regardless of the challenges Mother Nature throws at us are only possible with your support. The Board of Directors, Management and Staff wish to thank you for helping your club remain sustainable and viable by supporting us through your Membership purchases, food purchases, lessons, rentals, supporting Slopeside Skis and Boards -our VERY OWN high quality retail store and referring us to your friends and family. Every dollar spent here stays here!

Thank-you for your continued support in these trying times, in 76 years we have seen many highs, lows, dips and curves and we have found our way through them all. Brimacombe remains one of Ontario's most popular ski and snowboarding facilities and we will continue to strive to maintain that brand. 

As I wrap up this post it is STILL SNOWING at Brimacombe!

It was another day in Paradise,



-MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2013!!-

All terrain and facilities currently available for weekend skiing (Park Ave through Clubhouse Run plus the Vault and Piggy Bank terrain parks) WILL BE OPEN from 9am to 4:30pm Monday February 18, 2013. 
Regular weekend/holiday rates apply

Join us for some quality family downtime at Brimacombe!

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to buy some new ski or snowboard gear, this is it! Enjoy savings of 50% off on everything in-store including skis, snowboards, poles, underwear, outerwear and much more!

Only at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store.

50% off Skis, Snowboards, Bindings & Poles!
50% off Jackets, Pants, Long Underwear & Gloves!
50% off EVERYTHING!!!

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

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



Join us for a weekend-long celebration on the slopes - perfect for the entire family! Enjoy live music, contests, tons of events, displays, giveaways and more!

Events Included in Brimfest:

Saturday, March 2
• 2-for-1 Discover Packages
(includes lift ticket, rental & lesson) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
• Retro Costume Contest
• Mini Putt - Sponsored by Putting Edge Whitby!
• Live Music - Sponsored by 94.9 the Rock & KX96 FM
• Apres Ski Party - Sponsored by Clarington Tourism
- Back by popular demand - The Stone Sparrows!
- Cash Bar and munchie specials!
• Demos, Displays and more!
• Annual Bambi Jump Competition

Sunday, March 3
• Pancake Breakfast
• Crack the Vault Park Challenge
• Facepainting
• Mini putt
• Live Music
• Vendors and Demo Tents
• Prizes, Giveaways and more!
Crack the Vault Park Challenge - Watch in awe as as skiers and riders attempt to stomp tricks for big points and huge prizes!

Come out and celebrate the winter season with friends and family at the Brim!

Full Schedule coming soon.

Brimacombe's 2013 
Crack The Vault Challenge

Brimacombe is proud to present the return of Crack the Vault Challenge
brought to you by Oakley, 686, Rome, Scotties, Monster and Brimacombe's own Slopeside Retail Store. 

The BIGGEST Terrain Park challenge is going down 
Sunday, March 3, 2013.

The Run Down

Registration and Sign-in starts at 9:00 a.m. day of the comp 
Registration and Sign-in ends at 11:00 a.m. day of the comp 
Mandatory Riders Meeting @ 11:15 a.m. in the middle of the park 
Comp starts at 11:30 a.m. with jam session 
1 hour jam session 
Qualifiers will begin at 1:30 p.m. 
Finals will begin at 3:00 p.m. 
Big prizes and awards will follow! 

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 13-17 years old and Skier 18 and over categories and snowboard 13-17 years and 18 and over categories 
Female Open Ski and Snowboard 
Awards for top three finishers and best trick in each division 
Park passes are required 

** Riders must be 13 years of age or older! **


$40 for Competition and Competition Lift pass (Boulevard Chair Only pass to access the Park) 
Brimacombe members pay only $25 for Competition Registration 

All events are weather dependent, please check our website or call our Snow Line at (905) 983-7669 before heading out!



Invest in over 75 years of history. 
Our New Member Promotion is back! 

Purchase a pass for next season (2013/14) anytime after February 8th and you'll ski (or ride) the remainder of this season for FREE!

Plus, we'll treat you to next season's pass at this season's rates!

There's never been a better time to join the Brimacombe family. Enjoy unlimited access to the slopes and facilities for one set rate. You'll love the freedom, flexibility and, of course, the savings of membership because the more you ski or snowboard the less it costs per day! 
2013/14 Passes are on sale NOW!

When it comes to skiing and snowboarding in the GTA, few will find a better experience than at Brimacombe. Rated "The Best in the Snow Business" by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe caters to the traditional skier as well as the snowboarder who wants to jib all day long in one of our terrain parks.

Did we mention the PERKS of a Membership?

Members save 15% on all lessons with the Brimacombe Snow School and save 15% on Pee Wee Ski Camp! Plus - When you show your 2012/13 membership card throughout the community, you'll experience even more savings! Click [here] for our current list of offers available exclusively for members!


Ski Telemark @ Brimacombe

Location: Base of the Standard Run
February 16 9:00am to February 16 4:00pm

Join Ski Telemark at Brimacombe 

and try it out for yourself!

* $ 65.00 - One Hour of Instruction, Two hour Free-Heel Equipment Rental* $ 35.00 - One Hour of Instruction* $ 35.00 - Two Hour Equipment Rental Only

All services inclusive of HST

Ski Telemark would be pleased to accept reservations in advance. For more details please visit the Ski Telemark website: