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Blue Mountain to invest $10 million in new trails, terrain and chairlift

File photo of Blue Mountain. Image courtesy of Skyline International.

After announcing an expansion to the village last year, Blue Mountain says it will also be upgrading its ski and snowboard experience.

Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain village resort, will invest $10 million to expand its ski and snowboard terrain, adding new trails for winter 2013/2014.

The expansion will include an additional 64 acres of terrain along with a new, high-speed six-person chairlift and six new trails.

“This is one of the most significant investments in the Resort’s 73 year history and the largest expansion of a ski resort in Ontario in recent memory,” said Dan Skelton, President and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Mountain Resort.

Snowmaking equipment and night lighting will be installed on three of the six new trails, according to a news release.

After the expansion Blue Mountain will have 42 skiable trails, giving it the most in Ontario.

The expansion will also introduce a new 1.6-km trail that will be the longest beginner trail in Ontario.

“More trails and improved skiing and snowboarding facilities enhance the visitor experience and give Ontario families more reasons to travel in our province,” said Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.