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!

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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:

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,

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Have a safe and happy New Year!


The Brimacombe Team