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Ski for free at Baldy Mountain Resort

Baldy Mountain Resort is giving snow-lovers a Christmas gift.

Baldy Mountain Resort is giving snow-lovers a Christmas gift.

They are inviting the public to come ski and snowboard for free on Christmas Day from noon to 4 p.m. as their gift to the valley.

Baldy Mountain Resort will then be gearing up for their New Years Eve Party. It will be a jam-packed day with events for all ages. From 3 to 5 p.m. there will be kids activities including tobogganing and fire pit with s’mores and hot chocolate, a treasure hunt, torch light parade led by Snowy Joey and sparklers and small fireworks display. Cost is $5 per child and a food bank donation.

From 5 to 9 p.m. there is a three course dinner in the lounge. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 per child.

An adults only (19-plus) party takes place from 9 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include music from the Mountain Band.

At 11:45 p.m. the countdown begins to the midnight fireworks display at the bottom of the Eagle Chair. The party then continues with 3 a.m. being the last call.

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A shuttle service runs from Osoyoos and Oliver with morning pickups starting at 7:30 a.m. and leaving Baldy at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 which gets you to the hill and back. A one way ticket is $15. Pickup locations include: 7:30 a.m. at Osoyoos Petro Canada, 7:45 a.m. from Osoyoos Gyro Park parking lot and 8:10 a.m. Oliver Curling Club. The bus leaves Baldy 30 minutes after the last chair.