After the season was delayed last year, Londoners were happy to get back on the slopes for the first official day of skiing and snowboarding at Boler Mountain in London, Ontario.
Tuesday, December 21, marked the first official day of the 2021-22 season at Boler Mountain.
Despite the warmer weather, the mountain crew was working hard to make snow to make sure there was enough for people to get to the slopes.
“We made the best lemonade out of the lemons we have, so to speak. We had a few small opportunities to get back into production after the warm weather last week, and it was enough to bring the white things together, ”said manager Marty Thody.
“We want to make sure Santa has a place to leave his sleigh here if it’s hot on Christmas Day.”
Last year’s season was delayed until mid-February due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year, however, Boler was able to go ahead and open as scheduled.
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Thody said that all people are asked to wear a mask indoors and outdoors, as well as to practice social distancing.
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This season, Boler Mountain will celebrate 75 years of operation, opening in 1946.
The slopes were first opened Tuesday morning, and the hill’s oldest season pass holders, both from the early ’90s, were the first to climb.
Tony Loedige, 91, said it feels so good to be back on skis.
“Last year we waited a long time and now it’s early and he feels a lot better,” Loedige said.
“I didn’t know if I would ski this year, but I did a race and I feel good,” Loedige said. “Whenever I go skiing, I feel healthy. All the pains go away when you go down the hill. “
Loedige has been skiing since he was a child and said he actually started skiing in 1957.
Stan Grohar, who is also in his 90s, said he started skiing in 1950, a few years after Boler Mountain first opened.
“I learned here at the club and since then I have skied here every season.”
The mountain is open from 10 a.m. M. A 9 p. M. Every day and from 10 a. M. At 4:30 p. M. On Christmas Eve, it closes on Christmas Day and opens from 11 a.m. M. A 7 p.
With files from Andre Graham of Global News
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