Snowmaking: What You Need To Know

At Hockley Valley Resort, this time of year brings thoughts of cold weather and winter on the hill! We’re getting ready for another great ski season and a large part of that season for us involves snowmaking. Since Mother Nature’s the one holding the real power, we do our best to plan, pre-empt and adjust accordingly throughout the entire winter ...

Fall 2016: Get Your Beauty Routine Back on Track

For some, the start of a school year signals the start of a new beauty routine - or maybe just a return to a pre-summer program? The carefree days of summer are gone, and so we go back to a stricter, more focused practice as well. Here are some quick and easy tips from our spa to get your beauty routine back ...

Blow Drying: Tips and Tricks

The seasons are changing and the days when you can run out of the house with damp hair will soon be behind us! “Mastering a faster and more efficient blow drying technique will save you time, money and will minimize the damage done to your hair,” says Racheal Ellery, Spa Director at Hockley Valley Resort. Here are her top 3 ...

Organics in the Garden: The Basics

At Hockley Valley Resort, we believe in sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and making our farm-to-table philosophy a priority. Our 2-acre on-site farm supplies our kitchens with fresh, seasonal produce you will see on our menu! Interested in adopting some of our practices? Here are some tips from our farm to get you started: – Rather than a traditional fertiliser, …

Oh, Canada: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know

Celebrate Canada Day this year by learning something about this great nation! We’ve got so much to be proud of, eh? Here are 10 things we bet you didn’t know about the land of the free and the home of the brave*: 1. The first known use of the word ‘canuck’ to describe a Canadian was in 1835. 2. Canada …

Getting Your Kids Into Golf: Why and How

Starting with toddler toys, golf is catching on for kids of all ages – and encouraging a young interest could lead to a life-long love of the game. According to our Golf Pro, Carl Penfold, here’s what you need to know before you hit the green: What are the benefits? • Golf encourages active living, a healthy lifestyle and an ...

June: What’s Happening

With the weather getting warmer and everything starting to bloom, we love this time of year. We’ve got lots going on at the resort! Here are just a few of the fun things we’ve got planned to help you get out there and enjoy the weather: That’s amore: Pizza in the Garden is back! Bring the whole family out to ...

Farm to Table: How To Get It Right

Farm to table is a movement that’s been growing in recent years, from restaurants to grocery stores to your dining room table. Many of us are prioritizing what our families put in their mouths and learning what it means to be more conscious about where our food comes from. So how do you put a farm-to-table philosophy into practice? Here ...

Wedding Favours: The DIY Approach

Wedding themes come and go, but it looks like the rustic, homemade feel is here to stay. Along with burlap, lace and mason jars, giving out unique wedding favours can be a creative DIY way to keep with your theme. “Couples are often going for a rustic or country feel to their big day, and homemade - not to mention ...

Cabin’s Dry Rub Recipe

The season for barcebues and patios has arrived! Looking for a new recipe? Give this dry rub a try, it's straight from our cabin kitchen: 3 Parts Chile Powder 3 Parts Dried Basil 3 Parts Dried Thyme 2 Parts Dried Oregano 2 Parts Cayenne 2 Parts Paprika 2 Parts Cumin .5 Parts Garlic Powder .5 Parts Mustard Powder .5 Parts ...