A few years ago in the summer, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary in Owen Sound, Ontario. We stayed at a very nice bed and breakfast. One day during our stay in Owen Sound we decided to drive the short distance to visit Blue Mountain in Collingwood. It was my first time there. I loved it. At the time it was mostly mountain bikers racing down the mountain. To no surprise there was an ambulance at the bottom waiting for the next victim. All though it was great in the summer, we figured that Blue Mountain would be more impressive in the winter during the ski season so both my wife and I decided we must come back and see what it’s like when the mountain is covered in snow.
Finally this year we bundled up our two little girls nice and warm, prepared some snacks for the 2 hour road trip and left on our way at around 2 PM in the afternoon on a Friday. I almost called the road trip off as I didn’t think leaving so late was a good idea since it meant we wouldn’t really be able to spend much time there. My wife however insisted we go on and since we had been putting off the trip for so long I just gave in thinking to myself “how many more excuses can we make up to put off the trip!”
As we got closer to Blue Mountain snow started to fall and the road started getting slippery. “Maybe we should have checked the weather forecast before we left”, said my wife. I smiled in agreement but it was too late to turn back and so we continued. By the time we reached Blue Mountain the snow flakes covered the sky and the ground in white and Blue Mountain’s village looked like a Christmas village. It was exactly the experience we were hoping for… it was beautiful!
Seems the risk paid off. In regards to the drive home, we decided that it was too great a risk at night since visibility was minimal and the road was much too slippery. Instead we stayed the night at the Holiday Inn in Collingwood. The drive home the next day was a breeze and the entire landscape was covered in a pure white that only Mother Nature can create. The snow sparkled under the sun as though it was covered in tiny diamonds.
Here are a few of my photographs from the trip.