skibluewood Photos & Videos

2 months ago

Congratulations to Bluewood snowboard instructor Irina Kostyuk. She has received the "Rookie of the Year" award by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors- Northwest Division. Irina was given the award at the mid-April PSIA-NW Spring Symposium in Sun Valley, Idaho. “There’s nothing that makes me happier than instructing,” Irina says. “To get recognition for it made my heart melt.” Irina has been an instructor at Bluewood for a total of three years, but 2018-19 was her first full-time season. As an instructor, she’s passing along the joy of learning a new sport. “The most important thing in a lesson is to have a good time,” she says. “I want my students to walk or ride away with a smile on their face.” Irina's three-part advice to new skiers and snowboarders is to “wear a helmet, don’t rush, and have fun!” Mike Peters, Bluewood SnowSports director, says that he nominated Irina for the award "because of her personality, willingness to instruct, and dedication. She never turned down a request to help.” Congratulations again, Irina! 🏂⛷ #bluewood #skibluewood #rookieoftheyear @psianw #snowboarding #instructor #snowsports #pnw #daytonwa

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2 months ago

Congratulations to Erin Mills (pictured) and Aaron Craik, each of whom has won a 2019-20 Bluewood season pass. Aaron Craik has been hitting the slopes for about 25 years. Erin Mills learned to snowboard in 2010. "A favorite memory at Bluewood was from a few years ago during an exceptionally awesome powder day. I was headed down the backside next to the terrain park, flying around groups of trees and felt like I was flying! Love that feeling!" We'll look forward to seeing both of you--and everyone!--on the mountain this coming season. #bluewood #skibluewood #skiing #snowboarding #pnw #snow #trees #mountains #daytonwa

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2 months ago

Who else is ready for next season

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3 months ago

Snowing on April 6th...say whattt!?! To the mountains we must go! Being spiritually and physically fed today listening to General Conference up on the hill.

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3 months ago

Something magical about that last run of the day as the sun dips down and trees cast captivating shadows on the slopes. This was taken close to last chair on Sunday. This weekend, we have one more chance for good times on the mountain before the season ends. Plan to get your last turns in Sat/Sun (not open Thurs/Fri). What an amazing season--already looking forward to next! . . . #lastruns #bluewood #skibluewood #liftviews #snow #mountain #trees #pnw #clouds #skiing #snowboarding #skylineexpress

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3 months ago

POND SKIM WINNERS! Top 3 skiers: First place (center) Sofi Pellet, second place (right) Kaleb Stephens, and third place (left) Cason Nichols. Top 3 snowboarders: First place (center) Derek Green, second place (right) Adam Boggs, and third place (left) Noah Clarke. Congrats all, and big high fives to everyone who braved, skied, boarded, skimmed and even drove into the icy waters. . . . #pondskim #brrr #icywater #bash #bash2019 #bluewoodannualspringhappening #bluewood #skibluewood #winners #skiing #snowboarding #pnw #daytonwa

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3 months ago

Ski winter sabaticle 2019! Everybody needs a break sometimes! Quit my 2nd job in 22 years in December, so I could ski like a mad man! Starting new job on Monday that I'm hoping lasts a very long time. Wish me luck! #skibluewood #dynafitbeast #insta360onex

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4 months ago

Replacement parts for the Skyline Express lift arrived this evening via air freight at the Walla Walla airport. Delivered to Dayton Tractor & Machine, pictured here, the clutch pack is being heated for installation. If all goes as planned, repairs will be completed yet tonight, and all lifts should be operational tomorrow morning. To confirm, watch for further posts here and on Facebook, or call the Snow Phone after 5 a.m. at 509-240-8991. . . . #skylineexpress #repairs #bluewood #skibluewood #clutchassembly #clutch #skilift

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4 months ago

NOTICE: The Skyline Express lift will not be operating tomorrow, Friday, 3/15, due to mechanical issues/repairs. The Triple Nickel and Easy Rider lifts will be running, however. Mid-week half-day price for lift tickets all day. We'll update the status as more information becomes available. #skylineexpress #skylinelift #bluewood #skibluewood

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4 months ago

In 1960 an idea was born. 10 years and 100 investors later, enough money was raised to build what is now the Bluewood Ski Area. Another decade passed and we saw Bluewood open its doors to the public in January of 1980. Nearly a half-century later, Bluewood is still giving people great skiing and wonderful memories. Been to Bluewood? What’s your go-to trail?

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4 months ago

All-aboard the Vintner's train--er, Sno-Cat. For a memorable off-piste experience, ski/ride "the other side of the mountain," an expert area offering 200+ acres of ungroomed side-country terrain. Tomorrow (Sun., 3/3) the Cat runs again from late morning through mid-afternoon, conditions permitting. Check at Guest Services to line up your rides, and prepare for some breathtaking views! . . . #bluewood #skibluewood #snow #trees #pow #powder #vintnersridge #snowcat #snocat #sno -cat #othersideofthemountain #offpiste #skiing #snowboarding #deeppow #pnw #daytonwa #syotm

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4 months ago

2009: When Snowshoeing Trip Goes Wrong! (My totaled truck is at bottom of hill on the left!) ⛄️ Throwback to 10-years ago (3/2/2009) when I rolled my Xterra down a mountain! This was immediately after snowshoeing with my brother, @songofasia , Gunner & Gomez. ❄️ Literally a minute after pulling out of the parking lot and going under 10mph—there was a turn and as I turned the steering wheel, my vehicle kept going straight. In slow motion the edge of the road neared & we went over. Reckon we rolled 2-4 times. I remember Gunner & Gomez flying around like a corgi washing machine! Vehicle ended upside-down, so we had to unbuckle & get right-side-up. My brother blacked out for a sec, and Asia was a little banged up, but we eventually all walked away from this wreck & climbed up to the road. Must give thanks to @nissan Xterra engineering because it kept us safe in the crash. 😑 Definitely LEARNED MY LESSON: Have Proper Tires For Road Conditions!! Driving slow with full 4-wheel drive is no match for ice—if you have bad tires. Friction is your friend!! 🌞 Always thankful no one was hurt. Now we have a crazy story to talk about & Asia won’t let me forget it! 😜 #winter #winterdriving #WinterWeatherAdvisory #throwback #10yearsago #BlueMountains #bluewood #snowshoeing #totaled #xterra #nissanxterra #icyroads #wrecked #snowtires #optoutside #hikertrash #skibluewood #corgi #washingmachine #LessonLearned #snow #WalkedAway #adventure #ReadyForNextAdventure #FrictionIsYourFriend #friction #vehiclerollover #thankful #crazystory #family

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4 months ago

The snow doesn’t seem to want to leave us here in the Walla Walla Valley, so we may as well enjoy it! Pack up your skis, snowboards, and warm clothing and head up to Ski Bluewood tomorrow for a day on the slopes. If you’re lucky you’ll rise above the cloud layer covering the valley and enjoy a sun-filled day. When you get back to town, make plans to join our friends at Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard and Winery for their Caliente music night featuring Eddie Manzanares. In addition to beautiful wines, there will be tamales available from Granny's Tamales Walla Walla. Ole! #weekendadventures #wallawallacpas #skiseason #wawine

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4 months ago

OPERATION SALUTE Veterans and active military, we salute you for your service. In partnership with our friends at Ranch and Home, we are honoring you with an exclusive discount. Starting Friday, March 1, lift tickets will be $25, AND rentals will be $25 for all veterans AND active military each day Bluewood is open for the rest of the season. Just show your military I.D. at the Bluewood ticket window to receive your discount. Also, when you visit Ranch & Home, be sure to sign up for their new rewards program. For all you’ve given, we thank you. See you on the mountain. . . . @ranchandhome #operationsalute #bluewood #skibluewood #militarydiscount #skiing #snowboarding #ski #snowboard #pnw #daytonwa #veterans #vfw #veteran #military #activemilitary #usairforce #usaf #airforce #usarmy #army #usnavy #navy #usmc #usmarines #usmarinecorps #marines #usveterans #uscg #uscoastguard #coastguard

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