Historic Photos from 1959

We recently received an email with historical photographs from 1959 :

Pls find attached 5 old photos (c. 1959-60) of MMSC surroundings. I
found them while going through my deceased father?s belongings. My
mother and father lived approx. 1 yr in Deep River, while he was
working as a nuclear engineer at the Chalk River Laboratories (as part
of a Swedish – Canadian bilateral collaboration). I hope you may find
them of interest and consider posting them in your photo gallery. My
father, Erik Sjoholm, is just beneath the MMSC sign in pic #1.

Annual Pat Harvey Fun Day Scheduled for March 2nd

Pat Harvey Fun Day is the biggest event held at MMSC and by far the most FUN!

This year is no different as we honour the memory of Pat Harvey by doing what she loved… skiing and having fun!  We have planned PHFD for March 2nd this year and as always hope for snowy slopes and sunny skies.  We invite the whole community of Deep River and surrounding areas to come out and enjoy a fun day at our club.  Everyone is welcome from Noon – 8pm when we end with our traditional torch light ski on the darkened slopes (see a photo on the home page slider!).

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Final UOVSZ Race to be held at Mount Martin – Sunday Feb 10th

The season began in Deep River and now it will end in Deep River!

Due to poor snow conditions at Madawaska in Barry’s Bay and Pembroke Ski and Snowboard Club the final race has been moved to Deep River this Sunday.  This is a great opportunity for the club to cheer on the racers on their home hill.  It is a great opportunity for the club to host another race and bring in racers and families from neighbouring hills.  There is snow in the forecast and hopefully another win for the Nancy Greene team!  The team has won 2 out of 3 races this season and it would be wonderful to end the season on a high note.

Practice will be held Saturday at 1:30pm as usual.  The race is scheduled for a 10:00am start on Sunday.  All racers to be there for registration and course inspection by 9:00am.  Tell your friends and tell your family… show your spirit for our racers and our club!!

See you at the race!


Hill Conditions and Hours for Feb 1st – PD Day

The rain on Wednesday has made for poor conditions at Mount Martin this week, despite all that snow we received earlier in the week!  As of Thursday night the hill is closed due to slushy conditions at the bottom of the hill by the lift.  The dropping temperatures overnight will hopefully freeze the slush and allow Ken to groom it in the morning.  If conditions at the bottom of the hill improve and can be groomed Ken will update the SNOWPHONE with the information by 10:00am Friday.  If the hill is open… it will be open for the PD Day!

Fingers crossed…

In other news the MMSC Race Teams will be competing at Mt. Molson in Petawawa tomorrow (Friday) night at 7:00pm.  We have had confirmation that their hill will be open and the race will go ahead as scheduled.  Let’s hope for another MMSC victory and go for an undefeated season!!

Thanks for your patience!

Hill Re-Opens with cold temperatures – Jan 17th

Mount Martin Ski Club is OPEN for business again and following regular hours of operation as of January 17th!

The freezing rain and warm temperatures from last week had forced the hill to close and remain close through the weekend.  The temperatures have since dropped and allowed the hill to reopen.  There has been no new snow however so expect hard and icy conditions and use caution approaching the lift line at the bottom of the hill.  The temperature is expected to rise for Saturday and there is a chance of snow for the weekend.

Ski and snowboard lessons will begin on Saturday (times were provided by ski instructors).

Racing also begins on Saturday at 1:30pm.  Meet at the sign board to begin with.  We have our first race at MMSC on Sunday and need to get as much training in, as safely as possible before the race.  The race at MMSC is for the UOVSZ Nancy Greene and Patterson racers.  Race begins at 10:00am, all racers please arrive at 9:00am for registration and course inspection.

Happy Skiing and Boarding again… hope for snow!

Lessons and Racing Start Jan 12 Weather Dependent

If you have signed your children up for ski/snowboard lessons or for the racing program you have probably heard from your instructor or coach about lesson times.  If not please contact Leanna/Jon or Heather Tumber to confirm your lesson times.  Unfortunately we are experiencing some less than helpful weather conditions as of Friday January 11th.  The lessons and racing will be dependent on the hill conditions and whether or not the hill will open on Saturday.  We will try to keep everyone as informed as possible however the most up to date information is the SnowPhone (the number is on the back of your pass!).

Racing for both the Nancy Greene and Paterson League starts Saturday @ 1:30pm (meet by the sign board) and is dependent on whether the hill will be open Saturday.  If not, don’t worry we still have next Saturday to practice before our first race on Sunday January 20th at MMSC.

Hope for snow and cooler temperatures!

Mount Martin is Open for the Holidays!

Mount Martin received enough snow last weekend to be open for the Christmas Break!!!  Check the Hours and Rates page for the holiday schedule and rates.  A Christmas break pass can be purchased for $50.00 (no refunds).  As always please call the Snow Phone for the most up to date information.  We try to maintain the new website as best we can but conditions change all the time so its best to always check the Snow Phone if in doubt.  We will try to keep things up to date better when the holidays are over but volunteers are away for now!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the snow and the holidays!

Hill Opening Coming Soon!

As of Friday December 21st we are getting a lot SNOW!!!  With the accumulation of snow we are anticipating being open for the Christmas Holiday Break however because of the warm temperatures this is not confirmed yet.  As always, call the SNOWPHONE for the most up to date information before you come (613-584-2809)!  We have posted a potential holiday schedule on the Hours and Rates page and we all have our fingers crossed!!!  A holiday pass can be purchased for $50.00 (no refunds).