Video By Zachary Shunock
Batawa Ski hill has had a great year, with larger than ever turnouts and an earlier start to the season than ever before. They started making snow on Nov 11, for the official opening, Dec 14, 2013.
Operations manager Danny MacDuffie says Batawa has a lot planned for the rest of the season, and for seasons to come. “March break, everyday, we have something different, from a park jam this Saturday to a puddle jump at the end of March break. It’s really exciting.” Said MacDuffie.
“It’s challenging because you get days with perfect conditions where nobody shows up,” said MacDuffie, who is used to working at a bigger busier ski resort having come from Calabogie. “Batawa is a little hidden gem, nobody knows we’re here I think that’s the problem. So we’re just trying to get the word out there now,” stressed MacDuffie.
“The nice thing about this place, not being as big as some other resorts is you don’t have to worry about bumping into anybody because there is more space,” said MacDuffie, adding that Batawa plans to widen existing runs, and hopefully add new runs to the back half of the hill.
A list of upcoming events at Batawa is available at their website, batawaskihill.com