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Your Top 7 Questions About The Blue Mountains Answered

Everything you need to know about Hilton Grand Vacations’ latest destination

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Stunning aerial image, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada.

Type “The Blue Mountains” into an online search engine, and you’ll likely end up with a few more questions than answers. Most commonly: just how many Blue Mountains are there? (According to GeoTargit.com, there are 121 places in the world named “Blue Mountain.”)

As part of Hilton Grand Vacations’ expanding portfolio of destinations, we’re excited to add Blue Mountain, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, as a vacation option for Members and Guests. Here’s everything you need to know about this Canadian destination. 

Blue Mountain Village lit up at night, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.    

1. Where Is The Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains is a town in Grey County, Ontario, about 90 minutes northwest of Toronto. It’s named after and home to Blue Mountain.

Here, you’ll also find Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Blue Mountain Village and Blue Mountain, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club

2. What Is The Best Time To Visit The Blue Mountains, Ontario?

That depends on how you like to spend your time. For winter sports enthusiasts, the general season is mid-December through late March. However, The Blue Mountains is home to year-round fun.

For activities not dependent on fresh powder, July is the best time to visit based on overall weather and climate. 

3. What Is The Blue Mountains Known For?

Simply stated, The Blue Mountains is Ontario’s number one ski destination. Visitors enjoy various winter activities, including 42 ski runs with options for all skill levels. 

Ski lift going up snow-covered mountain, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.    

Here’s a breakdown of the runs:

  • Easy: 11
  • Difficult: 16
  • Black Diamond: 7
  • Double Black Diamond: 8

4. How To Spend The Day In The Blue Mountains (Even If You Don’t Ski)?

There’s plenty to do year-round in The Blue Mountains. Beyond the slopes, winter lovers can participate in classic cold weather activities such as snowshoeing, ice skating or cozying up inside by a fire.

During warmer months, adventure travelers can hike more than 20 hiking trails or explore a long list of things to do off the mountain. Check out this “First Timer’s Guide” to The Blue Mountains’ activities.  

5. How High Is Blue Mountain In Ontario?

Standing at an elevation of 1,480 feet, Blue Mountain isn’t as large as some of Canada’s western mountains, but its 12 lifts and 42 trails, including 30 night-lit trails, are chock-full of fun for skiers and boarders. 

Silhouette of man fishing against the sunset painted sky, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada.     

6. Do You Have To Pay To Hike Blue Mountain?

The short answer is yes. Visitors should plan to purchase an “Explore Pass” if they want unlimited access to Blue Mountain’s extensive summer and winter trail network. However, the town of The Blue Mountains’ proximity to outdoor activities off the mountain makes it easy to chart your own course without the Explore Pass. 

7. Where To Stay In The Blue Mountains?

Blue Mountain, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, is the ideal mountain hideaway for your vacation in The Blue Mountains. Choose from comfortable Studios and spacious 1- and 2-Bedroom Suites with well-appointed kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens for your home away from home. 

The long list of resort-style amenities includes a movie theater, game room, barbeque grills, an all-ages pool and an adults-only pool so your whole crew can kick back and relax how they please. 

Read “Enjoy The Great Outdoors In Whistler, Canada” for more adventure travel ideas. 

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