Back on Christmas day an accidental electrical fire at Hardwood Ski and Bike caused about $1 million dollars in damage. It was that blow paired with a prolonged winter and last weeks windstorm that made Wednesday’s opening day extra special for General Manager Gareth Houben.
After a fire, a long winter & last week’s windstorm – opening day at @HardwoodSkiBike is finally here. Our @jonmeyer_ reports #trailriding #mountainbiking #Orillia #Barrie #Horseshoevalley https://t.co/d6WwCiC9NC
Houben credits his trail crew for getting them to this point, but says the windstorm did cause a number of problems. Riders had been calling daily to get updates on opening day so Houben was glad to finally deliver the good news.