Baldy celebrating 50 years with three big events

Baldy celebrating 50 years with three big events

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This ski season will be the 50th at Baldy Mountain Resort, and three big celebrations are snowballing into shape.

The South Okanagan’s favourite ski hill will be hosting a 50-year reunion party in January, a Winter Wine Event in February, and a Craft Beer Event in March.

“There are few places like Baldy Mountain Resort left where the focus is still solely on what’s important: Having fun with family and friends in a spectacular mountain environment,” said general manager Andy Foster. “We want to thank all of the Baldy family for their contributions to building what we think is BC’s best hidden gem ski resort, and continue their spirit of celebrating winter mountain culture.”

The 50 year reunion is taking place on Jan. 26., celebrating the people, powder and parties that crafted B.C.’s best hidden gem.

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“From day one of the 1968-69 season when the McKinney T-bar began hauling skiers up our slopes, there has been one constant connecting the past to today, and that’s the unique character and vibe of the Baldy community. Over the past half century there has been a dedicated and passionate crew of locals that have carved a memory making factory out of the side of Baldy Mountain.”

Throughout the season, the “People of Baldy,” will be commemorated through the stories and memories made on the lifts and trails.

“We’re truly blessed in the Okanagan to be surrounded by some of the finest wineries and craft breweries in the province and country,” Foster said “This year we’re literally tapping into that incredible culture that surrounds Baldy Mountain Resort and celebrating it with two new events. We’re certain the 1st annual Winter Wine Event, and 1st annual Craft Beer Event will quickly become key parts of Baldy’s half century of skiing lore.”

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The Winter Wine Event takes place on Feb. 9. Vinters from the incredible nearby wineries will be going head-to-head against each other in the First Annual Winter Wine competition. Guests will be able to ski all day, and then wind down with an epic evening of everything wine.

The Craft Beer Event happens on March 23. The next best thing to a great day on the slopes, is a great afternoon in the spring sunshine with a locally crafted beer in hand. So in March, Baldy is combining both for a sun-soaked, snow-filled event not to be missed.

“Over the past half century, the sport and business of skiing has seen many changes. Throughout it all Baldy has remained a hidden gem, holding true to the core values that we all love about skiing:  Having fun with friends and family in a spectacular outdoor setting with great snow, smiles and memories to last a lifetime. As the world has become a busier and busier place, you could call us a fortress of fun! Keepers of the real if you will.”

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