Mt. Baldy Ski Area

Mt. Baldy Ski Area is in receivership. The ski hill will not operate for the 2015-2016 season.

For further information, contact the receiver.

The skibaldy website, email, facebook and phone number are under control of the party who operated the ski area last year. Strange.

This is an independent blog, for the Mt. Baldy Community.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentines Community Event - Residents and Guests

Outdoor event by the Honky-Tonk. Residents and their guests who are staying on the mountain.

Talk to Michael and Kelli for details.

Valentines’ Cul-De-Sac Dance Party!!

Come on over and we will party like its New Years’ Eve Again :> 

Too Cheesy?? You betcha!  But to make it even MORE cheesy, we are asking everyone to bring a hunk of cheese!  We will set up buns and crackers.  That, something to drink and we are good to go – so come on over!

February 13th 9:00 p.m. - ???


Optional Sweetheart Snowshoe also an idea :>


Blue Jay Road Cul-De-Sac

Mt. Baldy Village/Ski Area

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 1st Ladies Snowshoe

Thanks Margaret for the photos - 14 ladies turned out, lots of laughs, coffee and cake at Roberta's.

Phoenix Mountain News

Phoenix Mountain Joins International Ski Area Consortium

GRAND FORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 2, 2016.  Phoenix Mountain has joined an international consortium of community and independent ski areas, known as the Mountain Playground Group.  Facilitated by the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA), participating ski areas will band together to increase skier visits and share best practice and marketing strategies.  

“Mountain Riders Alliance has been studying the challenges facing smaller ski areas since 2010,” said Jamie Schectman, MRA CEO and co-founder. “The Mountain Playground Group is a solutions-based approach for standalone ski areas to work together and ensure a better chance of survival, as well as provide a layer of sophistication not commonly found at the smaller ski area level.”

"Phoenix Mountain’s participation in the Mountain Playground Group will increase our profile to both the Canadian and International audience, “said Ciel Sander, PMASS Vice-President.  “Anyone visiting us will learn we have lots of vertical potential and powder turns at the end of the day and feel good about checking us out.”
The consortium is designed to raise awareness of the authenticity and uniqueness of participating ski areas.  To complement the program, the Mountain Playground Card will be sold at the introductory price of US $29 for one year of savings. Cardholders will receive 2 for 1 lift tickets to Phoenix Mountain on Fridays as well as benefits on items such as ski and snowboard equipment, retail goods, vacation rentals, tours and more. 

15% of all sales of the Mountain Playground Cards will be donated to SheJumps, a 501(c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities.

About Phoenix Mountain:
Known as the “Best Little Mountain in BC”, Phoenix Mountain is located in southern British Columbia, a short distance off Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Greenwood. Operated by Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Society (PMASS), a non-profit governed by a volunteer board of directors, the community ski area has terrain for all abilities with expansive views of the Monashee Mountains.
About Mountain Rider’s Alliance:
Mountain Rider’s Alliance, LLC was founded in 2010 by passionate snow enthusiasts to bring the triple-bottom-line to the ski industry and has a proven record of assisting underperforming ski areas to be more successful.   MRA is a leading voice and advocate for the importance of community ski areas.

For inquiries, please contact Ciel Sander, PMASS Vice-President at or Jamie Schectman, MRA CEO at                       

Altai Hok Skis - Demo Day at Sitzmark

A few of us on Baldy have  the Altai Hok ski - shorter, wider, built in skins, three pin bindings. I'm probably the only one who hasn't opened the package and tried them, but is looks like a fun demo day coming up on the weekend - check it out.

After all these years, do I dare admit that I can't recall ever being to Sitzmark?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bird Feeder Cam - First Attempt

Kev, I'll have to catch up with you one of these days for the other cameras and instruction books. Mark I'm sure you have some tips for me too. Out of 110 images, many were just the feeder - out of position, so the image was taken just after the bird left the feeder.

More Great Pics, Thank-you Sherry Davison

Wow, cell phone quality. I talked to Sherry tonight - all of the photos she and Mark have been contributing to the blog have been taken with cell phones - older models. Great shots, keep them coming.

Manning Park Wildlife


Quiet at Manning Park Lodge this afternoon - not much for the crows - they gathered around my truck hoping I might drop something interesting.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Do your homework, be aware in the backcountry..........

Deadly avalanche today near McBride B.C. 5 confirmed dead, human caused slide.

Read Kyle's comment re sled triggering avalanche in North Bowl last weekend.
Stay out of there - Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with.

Monday Snowshoe with Roberta

Let's go look for the sun Monday is coming up!.  Join us for a fun, rollicking time at Mount Baldy - in the SUN (usually).

Meet for carpooling at 0815 at Hospital parking lot.  Bring $5.00 for the gas.  Cars will leave when full. So come early if needing a ride.

Meet at 215 Tinhorn Road for facilities.  We will leave for the hike at 0930 which gives us plenty of time after the shoe for debriefing and coffee.

See you in the SUN!


Snow Load

Not that long since I snow shoed around the yard knocking snow off some trees, but this one really needs help now.