It has been a year of many challenges and this past weekend was no exception. Though high winds were forecast we could not have foreseen the magnitude of which occurred. The gusting wind was so strong that we were forced to close all but the Magic Carpet conveyor lift on our Bambi run. We were lucky that no damage occurred to the property other then large portions of our temporary fencing blown down. In conditions like this we must consider all risks and make decisions based on public safety. With the wind warning continuing into the evening the decision was made to close completely for the day and night. Brimacombe was not alone in this as many resorts across Ontario were forced to close either partially or fully depending on their location. When the sun rose on Sunday, the scene was very different. The cold front had moved in and the temperatures were considerably cooler. The ski conditions were fantastic by all accounts with a few icy areas as a result of the late night rain on Friday.I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been understanding of the challenges Mother Nature has created for us this season. On behalf of the management and staff at Brimacombe we truly appreciate the kind words and encouragement we have received this season.***SKI THE REMAINDER OF THIS SEASON FOR FREE!Brimacombe's New Member Promotion is back! Purchase a pass for next season (2012/13) anytime during March and you'll ski (or ride) the remainder of this season for free!Plus, we'll treat you to next season's pass at this season's rates!There's never been a better time to join the Brimacombe family.PROMOTION ON NOW!***FINAL EVENT IN THE SATURDAY NIGHT RAIL JAM SERIES!MARCH 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.Looking for a bit more adrenaline? Cheer on skiers and snowboarders as they spin and slide their way into the winner's circle in Brimacombe's Main Terrain ParkThink you have what it takes to compete?[get complete event details here]***Also this Saturday night..JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL APRES SKI PARTY OF THE SEASON!Saturday March 10, 20123:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.After a day on the slopes, spend the evening with friends and family listening to live music in the warmth of the East Chalet. Enjoy dinner in the cafeteria and, of course, a cash bar.Live music by Josh Kvasnak & Friends?***NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!BRIMACOMBE'S CRACK THE VAULT CHALLENGEpresented by OAKLEY, 686, ROME and MONSTER ENERGY! PLEASE NOTE THE MAIN TERRAIN PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO NON-COMPETITORS UNTIL AFTER THE COMPETITION! SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME!***WE WILL BE OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE MARCH BREAK BEGINNING FRIDAY MARCH 9, 2012! (weather permitting of course and yes, even Monday March 12, 2012!)NEED SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS TO DO? CHECK OUT THE... BRIMACOMBE SNOW SCHOOL MARCH BREAK CAMPS!Click here for details***BUY ONE GET ONE FREE DISCOVER PACKAGES EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT!for the remainder of the 2011/2012 seasonBeginning this Saturday March 3, 2012, Buy one Get one FREE* Discover Packages will be offered every Saturday night for the remainder of the season! For only $48, both you and friend can learn to ski or snowboard with a Beginner Discover Package that includes a four-hour equipment rental and beginner lift ticket, plus a one-hour beginner lesson ? everything you need to get started on the slopes!Not a beginner? Experienced Discover Packages are only $75 and are perfect for the lapsed rider in need of a refresher.**Please plan to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before your lesson to allow time for purchase and equipment fitting.PLEASE NOTE: This 2-for-1 offer is valid only for Saturday evenings for the remainder of 2012. Lift ticket and equipment rental runs 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Group lesson is at 5:30 p.m. *Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or promotional offer. Discount applies to Discover Package of equal or lesser value. Both Packages must be purchased in the same transaction***SEASON BLOWOUT! 50% OFF EVERYTHING IN-STOREIf you've been waiting for the perfect time to buy some new ski or snowboard gear, this is it! Enjoy savings of 50% off on everything in-store including skis, snowboards, poles, underwear, outerwear and much more!Only at Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store.SAVE!50% on Skis, Snowboards, Bindings & Poles!50% on Jackets, Pants, Long Underwear & Gloves!50% on EVERYTHING!!!Brimacombe's Slopeside Retail Store via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Road 9, Oronop: (905) 983-7669 ext. 226e: slopeside@brimacombe.caPlease note: Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.All discounts based on Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSL)***

It?s an exciting time here at Brimacombe!Not only are we celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Oshawa Ski Club, but the financial success of the past couple seasons has also allowed your Management Team and Board of Directors to move ahead with growth plans for your Club?s future success.As a first step in this long-term plan, we have committed to the purchase and installation of a new fourth chairlift to be installed in the Standard run area. Our goal is to install the new chair as soon as this coming Summer 2012, but we need your help to ensure we meet this goal. The approximate cost of a new quad chair is $1.6 million. We have already saved about $1 million towards this project, and only need to earn the additional $600,000 this winter to make a new chair a reality this coming summer. We can do this with your support!You?ve probably heard us say it before, but in case you haven?t I?ll say it again, ?Every dollar spent here, stays here!? As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, every dollar you spend on-site at Brimacombe is invested back into the facility, contributing to projects such as our new chairlift. It makes supporting your facility easy, and in fact most of you have been doing it already!Let?s work together to raise the remaining funds and secure a new chairlift by Summer 2012.Here are four easy ways you can help:1. Bring someone new to BrimacombeDo you know someone who would love skiing or snowboarding at Brimacombe? Take the initiative and invite them to try our slopes. Not only could you gain a new ski buddy, but every rental, lift ticket and membership sold also contributes to the purchase of our new chairlift.2. Shop at Brimacombe?s Slopeside Retail StoreThe next time you?re shopping for equipment, apparel and accessories, visit Brimacombe?s Slopeside Retail Store with one location only, conveniently located at the base of Brimacombe. Not only will you discover excellent selection and competitive pricing, but every hard-earned dollar you spend will also support the installation of our new chairlift. No other shop can do that, because Brimacombe does not operate a store in the hamlet of Kirby, Oshawa or any other town! 3. Book a lessonIs there someone you know who wants to learn to ski or snowboard, or could you yourself use a refresher? Not only will a lesson increase the likelihood that a new skier or snowboarder will stick with the sport, but every lesson booked at Brimacombe?s award winning Snow School will also contribute dollars towards our new chairlift!4. Treat yourself to lunchTake advantage of Brimacombe?s on-site food services at the East and West Chalets, as well as the Snack Hut at the top of Standard. Every food and beverage purchase helps raise funds for our new chairlift and meet our goal to have it installed by Summer 2012.The enthusiasm and support of our members is what has made the Oshawa Ski Club, now Brimacombe, so amazing these past 75 years. On behalf of your Board of Directors and Management Team, thank you so much for your continued support this season as we continue to grow and work together to raise funds to meet our goal of installing a new chairlift by the coming Summer 2012.***The season is quickly winding down, don't miss your chance to take advantage of some down time at the Brim!Cheers,Mark