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Sep 05, 2018

An End Of An Era: Devil's Elbow To Close In 2018

We, at Brimacombe, are deeply saddened to hear of the closing of Devil’s Elbow ski area for the 2018/19 season. Our hearts go out to John and Sandra, as we know that this cannot have been an easy decision for them to make. For over 50 years, Devil’s Elbow has been a fixture in the Bethany, Ontario community and though we often competed for business, we are a close-knit industry and the loss of any resort is a loss to the industry as a whole.

Though Brimacombe does not have the financial or operational resources to purchase Devil’s Elbow ourselves, we do recognize a large number of skiers, snowboarders and staff will be displaced with this closure and we would like to do what we can to help.

To Devil’s Elbow's skiers, boarders and staff, we truly want to see you retain your passion for skiing and snowboarding. They are two activities that can truly be inclusive of the entire family and we believe that time spent together can create memories that will last a lifetime. We encourage you to learn more about all the resorts in the surrounding area and find one that will be the best fit for you (and your family) so that you can continue to embrace winter and make memories on the slopes. We are very fortunate to live in an area with several ski resorts, and, even if your final choice is not Brimacombe, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

To give Devil’s Elbow passholders and lesson participants time to process this news and explore their options for the upcoming ski season, we at Brimacombe will extend our Super Early Bird Deadline for lessons and memberships an additional two weeks, until September 30, 2018. To receive this extension, you must have been a 2017/18 Devil’s Elbow passholder or lesson participant and be able to show supporting documentation.

In recognition of their time at the Elbow, all 2017/18 Devil’s Elbow Passholders who purchase a 2018/19 Brimacombe Membership will also automatically be enrolled in the second-year of Brimacombe’s Membership Loyalty Program. Supporting documentation must be provided at time of purchase.

To Devil’s Elbow's staff, although we do not have all of our 2018/19 positions posted yet online, we are now, or soon will be, hiring for a large number of positions, including instructors, lift attendants, administrative and outdoor operations roles. Please check out our employment opportunities here as they are posted. You are also invited to submit your resume and application to jobs@brimacombe.ca for consideration. Be sure to highlight your experience at Devil’s Elbow!


Please note, proof of season pass and/or lesson purchase at Devil’s Elbow for the 2017/18 season will need to be provided to redeem any of the above offers. Brimacombe reserves the right to accept or deny supporting documentation at our discretion.

To be eligible for our Super Early Bird Savings extension, full payment must be received by Sunday, September 30, 2018. If you are sending us your payment by mail, please take mail delivery times into consideration.