Ontario during the winter can be a great place to get out and enjoy the slopes. Even from the GTA there are a ton of great places to go only a car ride away. Here is a quick guide of resorts you can visit around Toronto:
Blue Mountain is one of the biggest contenders in Ontario just northwest of Collingwood. Blue Mountain is a major destination for snowboarders from the Toronto-area. On average, Blue Mountain sells more than 750,000 lift tickets per year, making it the third-busiest ski resort in Canada, after Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia and Mont Tremblant in Quebec. It is one of the largest resorts in Ontario and has a great village with 8 hotels 32 stores, featuring 42 runs, 16 chairlifts and 3 freestyle terrains.
Blue Mountain is also home to Boardsports’ second store. Located right at the base of the Silver Bullet chair lift, it’s your one stop shop for everything to get you on the hill.
All day lift ticket – $66
Mount St Louise
Mount St. Louis Moonstone is located north of Barrie. The resort is just over one hour driving time from Toronto and is located just off Highway 400, which makes it a prime destination for Toronto-area skiers. Although the hill itself is fairly small, it has three high-speed six-pack lifts headlining a total of 13 lifts.
All day lift ticket – $66
Horseshoe Resort, formerly Horseshoe Valley Ski Club, is located north of Barrie, the resort is about 1 hour 15 minutes driving time from Toronto.
Snow Valley is located in Barrie, Ontario and was established in 1952. There are 9 chair lifts and 20 trails, there is also a half-pipe and a terrain park. Apart from skiing there is Snow tubing and Snow shoeing.
All day lift ticket – $50
Lakeridge is Located less than an hour away from toronto in Uxbridge. Lakeridge is only a few minutes way from Dagmar and offers similar terrain and trails
All day lift ticket – $55
Dagmar is also located in Uxbridge and has 17 runs, 4 chairs and 2 carpets. Although Dagmar has shorter runs it has 4 terrain parks with tons ofdifferent features including an air bag jump for an extra fee.
8hr lift ticket – $51.33
Skiing enthusiasts first started to come to Skyloft Resort Inc. in 1944. They came up from Toronto to Glen Major by train and then were hauled up to the hill on a tractor! The first lift was a rope tow. In the late 1960s a group of die-hard skiers formed Skyloft Resort new era of skiing began.
All day lift ticket – $65
Glen Eden is nestled on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment in Milton, ON. With six lifts, 12 slopes, three terrain parks and a snow tubing park.
All day lift ticket – $20
Beautiful slopes, great facilities and an atmosphere like no other!
Located about an hour north of Toronto in the beautiful Mulmur Hills, great skiing and exclusive private membership are closer than you think!
All day lift ticket – $48