Mount Baldy opens to fresh powder and sunshine

Visiting dignitaries helped cut the ribbon during brief re-opening ceremonies at Mount Baldy on Friday, Jan.16.
Image Credit: Mount Baldy Facebook page

PENTICTON - Fresh powder greeted skiers returning to Mount Baldy when the ski area officially reopened on Friday, Jan. 16.  

The resort was closed during the 2013-14 ski season.

The resort’s Facebook page Mount Baldy Capital Corporation President Fred Johnston says the re-opening was blessed with “sunny skies and amazing support from the local community.”

No one was available at the resort on Monday, Jan. 19 to talk about the initial weekend’s operations, but the resort’s Facebook page noted several local dignitaries were on hand Friday to take part in a brief ribbon cutting ceremony, including Regional District Okanagan - Similkameen Chair Mark Pendergraft, Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band, and Gail Scott, Managing Director of Destination Osoyoos.

As a thank you to Mount Baldy’s customers, the resort is pricing adult day passes at $29 for the season, with an adult season pass selling for $249.  Family passes will cost $449 for the remainder of the season.

Mount Baldy will be in operation Friday through Sunday this season.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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