Here at Watermark Beach Resort, we are thrilled to welcome Mount Baldy back to the South Okanagan for the 2015 ski season. Our region truly is the perfect vacation destination for year-round fun, and the local ski hill is a big part of what our area offers.
Mount Baldy has seen some rough times in recent years, following the recession in 2008, and it didn’t open for the 2013/2014 season. A Calgary based company, Baldy Capital Corporation, has arranged for interim financing and has entered into an interim Management Agreement with the resort’s Receiver, G-Force Group. The company has also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase Mount Baldy Ski Resort and plans to make the resort an important part of the local tourism sector.
“It’s been a challenging process with a very tight timeline. We have been working very hard to see if we could get the ski hill open for this season while the Receivership process and court approval of an Asset Purchase Agreement can be completed over the next several months,” said Fred Johnston, President of Baldy Capital Corporation. With the help of many key supporters in the community we are very pleased to finally be able to make this announcement.”
Thanks to strong community encouragement, Baldy Capital Corporation is investing the time and money necessary to open the ski hill for this season. Matt Koenig is another major factor in the mountain’s opening. According to a statement from the company, Matt’s “knowledge, experience, and persistence” has helped make the 2015 opening a reality.
Matt has lead a small team of former employees as they have quietly performed major maintenance and preparation for an opening over the past several weeks. Thanks in large part to their work, the goal of opening for a limited basis this season will be realized.
The company plans to open Mount Baldy in early January. The resort will be open on Fridays through Sundays, with the Sugarlump quad chair and Magic Carpet running.
Due to the limited opening, the ski hill is offering reduced prices for lift tickets:
- $29 for an adult day ticket
- $249 for an individual season pass
- $449 for a family pass (any number of children).
- 25% discount on the above prices for season pass holders from other ski areas. Simply present your pass at the ticket office.
Mount Baldy is only a 45 minute drive east from Osoyoos, which means it’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon while you enjoy a relaxing weekend with us at Watermark Beach Resort. We even have some great ski packages available for you, with 2 ski passes and a one-night stay at our Osoyoos resort starting at just $177. Use promo code SKIBALDY to take advantage of this special offer.
In addition to our amazing ski packages this season, we also offer deals with our other great winter partners – snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. The wineries are open by appointment, so let us take care of the arrangements for you and you can make a weekend – or week – of it! Of course, it wouldn’t be a stay at Watermark Beach Resort without unwinding in our The Restaurant at Watermark with all kinds of delicious food and warm beverages.
For more information on our available packages, upcoming events and availability, please call 1-888-755-3480!