So a lot has happened since I last wrote. We opened on the 28th of December and have been open every day since. We have been teetering between 2-5 open trails plus or two beginner areas, Porridge Bowl and Teddy Bear. We’ve been pumping the snow out of our various snow guns at every possible opportunity. By the time you read this, we’ve opened Some Easy, an easier decent to the quad chair lift, making it possible for our families with young children to visit us at the Mountain.
Speaking of our families, our Family Night returns this season, with two dates released for the month of January (9th and 30th). On these select Saturday evenings, between the hours of 4-9pm, two adults and 2 children (ages 18 and under) can purchase lift tickets and rentals for just $99.99. Assuming you have your own equipment, your price would be $49.99. Remember to check poleymountain.com under the promotions section for more info on this promo and for additional dates as they become available.
We’ve had a lot of calls and questions regarding our ever-growing entertainment line-up. Thus far, our live music has been very well received. The main question we get is whether we charge a cover charge. The immediate answer is “No”. When we provide live entertainment during the season, during regular open hours, we do so as added value to our guests. We want people enjoying both the outside and the inside of what we have to offer at Poley Mountain. Hopefully you caught one of the three shows this past weekend (7th-9th), and are planning to catch DJ Al on the 14th and Scarlett on the 15th. Check our Events Calendar on-line for a full line-up of January’s shows.
Additional events coming up the weekend of the 15th-17th includes the Atlantic Cup Race Weekend, hosted by Poley Mountain’s own Racing Club. Sunday we will celebrate World Snow Day – a day literally celebrated around the world. Outdoor Elements will also host a Super Demo Weekend here at the Mountain, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Come try out the latest skis from Atomic, Head, Line, Salomon, Volkl and Rossignol.
Switching gears, I want to touch briefly on a topic I wrote about last season, and that is how to dress properly for days on the Mountain. Whether you love or hate the cold, the reality is dressing properly most certainly helps. The number one take home note would be to avoid wearing cotton next to your skin. Cotton absorbs sweat and will retain this moisture, causing additional coolness. Equally important is to dress in layers. Start with a base layer made of silk, synthetics, or even wool based. Might I add we are now selling Base Layers by Bula in our Retail Boutique. As a mid-layer, we recommend a layer not impeding your mobility, and also it be warm enough if you wish to shed your top layer; fleece or polyester is typically recommended as your mid-layer. And finally, your top layer should be waterproof, wind resistant and breathable; Gore-Tex or any similarly man-made synthetic fabric. Be sure not to over-dress with too many layers, wear looser fitting clothing than tighter fighting clothing, and remember you typically get what you pay for; quality of items over quantity of items.
In closing, I will leave you with a note about Sunday Brunch. We are running Sunday Brunch the length of the season in the Slope Side Bar & Grill, from 10am to 1pm. You can also order from our new Breakfast Menu in the Bar & Grill between 9am and 12pm. My favourite breakfast to date is Big Bill’s Breakfast Skillet, but not because I am sucking up ;-) It has more to do with the 2 over easy eggs on top of a mound of home fries with sautéed veggies, mixed cheese, and your choice of bacon or sausage. Mmmmmm…
As Written for the Kings County Record, Published Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Posted on Tue, January 12, 2016
by Candace Jeffrey