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Snow PassOntario Downhill SkiingUpdate Winter Ski and Snowboard Report

Ontario ski resorts and skiing destinations offer winter ski slope adventures including terrain park activities, ski racing, snowboarding as well as getaway packages. Several Ontario resorts specialize in cross-country skiing with getaway packages and trail systems for beginner and advanced skiers.Visitors will find ski rentals including ski boots, ski poles and ski helmets. Several off hill resorts provide getaway packages with meals, or ski lift or trail tickets at one price along with ski lessons for beginners, or ski lessons for the more advanced skier. Find more information on ski hill and Ontario Ski Resort Areas

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley - Barrie
Blue Mountain Lodges - Collingwood
Grandview Resort - Huntsville
Hockley Valley Resort - Mono
Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain - Collingwood
The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain - Blue Mountains

Horseshoe Resort - Barrie

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike - Haliburton

Barrie Snow Belt - Barrie
Snow Valley Resort - Minesing

Ready for the ski hill
Ski races downhill

Ski Resort Safety 
Ontario ski resorts are moving to a mandatory helmet law after the report on snowboard and skier safety by the American Medical Association. The web site 
LIds on Kids gives more details on child safety on the slopes

Ontario Ski Snowboard Report 
Ski and snow conditions and up to date resort reports are available from the Ministry of Tourism Ontario Ski and Snowboard Report . The Hwy 400 & Hwy 11 corridor is the major access route into Ontario resort and cottage country. An array of Ontario ski vacations awaits the most avid alpine/downhill skier, or the novice.

Ontario Ski Areas
There are many ski areas within a 3-hour drive of the Greater Toronto area. Muskoka, Haliburton, and  Simcoe County, The Town of the Blue Mountains, Huntsville. Barry's Bay, the Barrie Snowbelt, and Pakenham ares are about 4 hours. Ontario Ski Areas provide a selection of services including group or individual lessons, rentals,après ski activities, meal & snack service, day care, children's lesson packages. Many ski resorts in Ontario offer on-site accommodation.

Ontario Ski Clubs
For a list of ski clubs in Ontario click here. Ski clubs offer special packages throughout the province, and provide transportation for the drive north into Ontario ski resort destinations.Before heading out to the slopes, the Canadian Ski Patrol System always encourages skiers and snowboarders to ski and board safely. See Skier's and Snowboarders responsibility code.

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  "Snow-making technology has come to the forefront," says Bruce Haynes, president of the Ontario Snow Resorts Association. ...
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Click here for a variety of downhill ski vacation packages or check out more downhill ski areas in Ontario. Skiing Families will be happy with Family Day February long weekend and the opportunity to take a long winter weekend away. Check out the downhill skiing and ski hill getaways.

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Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe ValleyCarriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resort in Horseshoe Valley
Spacious condo-suites only 1 Hour North of Toronto

Spacious condominium-style suites await you at Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resorts in beautiful Horseshoe Valley.  Resorts are near the Copeland Forest and are great for hiking, walking, cycling, off-roading, skiing, golf, zip lining and so much more!

Suite types range from studios with kitchenettes (toaster, coffee-maker, microwave and bar fridge) to one- and two-bedroom suites with fully appointed kitchens, oversized jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, private balconies. All suites have access to shared or private laundry facilities.

Carriage Ridge Resort has an indoor pool and is a ski-in/ski-out property overlooking the hills of Horseshoe and Carriage Hills Resort has an indoor/outdoor pool and is located across the street from a golf course.

In addition to both resorts pools, enjoy fitness centre, billiards, games, daily activities programs and BBQ's on site for all guests to enjoy!

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley

Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley

90 Highland Drive
Oro-Medonte, ON



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Blue Mountain Lodges

Blue Mountain Lodges

The Lodges at Blue Mountain is ideally located in Ontario's fastest growing 4 season resort community. We offer 2 to 5 bedroom condo's which sleep 4 to 10. Or move up to our exclusive 8 bedroom lodges accommodating groups or families of up to 22. Features include; indoor & outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, tennis, full kitchens, wood burning fireplaces and we are pet friendly. Contact us today to 'Experience Your Next Memories

796468 Grey Rd 19
Blue Mountains, ON
L9Y 0N6

Toll Free:
(905) 770-2597

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Grandview Resort

Delawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort Delawana Inn Spa & Conference Resort

Located in Huntsville, Ontario and 45 minutes north of Bracebridge, Grandview Resort offers a world class Resort Hotel experience for individuals, couples and families or conferences. Grandview Resort offers some of the finest accommodations Muskoka has to offer. Join us for a day, weekend or more and experience the best boating, golfing and nature that Ontario has to offer.

There are plenty of winter attractions & activities close by such as downhill skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area or cross country ski and hike at Arrowhead Provincial Park.

Experience lush pine and maple forests, granite cliffs, waterfalls, quaint historic hamlets surrounded by the breathtaking views of 1,600 lakes,14,000 kilometers of shoreline, quaint and picturesque towns famously called Cottage Country including Muskoka Lake and Georgian Bay, Huntsville, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Lake of Bays.

939 Highway 60
Huntsville, Ontario
P1H 1Z4

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Hockley Valley Resort

Hockley Valley ResortHockley Valley Resort

Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round resort destination located in the heart of some of Ontario's most picturesque countryside, one hour from downtown Toronto. Hockley Valley Resort first opened its doors in 1985. The 300-acre property features 104 luxury rooms and suites, 14 meeting rooms and an 8,000 square foot full-service spa. The resort is home to a championship 18-hole Championship golf course. We also offer 15 scenic ski and snowboard runs for all levels, including an upper and lower freestyle terrain park.


793522 3rd Line EHS
Mono, ON
L9W 5X7

Toll Free:
1-866-HOCKLEY (462-5539)

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Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain

Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue MountainTyrolean Village Resorts at Blue MountainTyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain

Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain is a four season Chalet Resort located in the scenic Town of The Blue Mountains, 90min north of Toronto close to the shores of Georgian Bay. Our Swiss-style and Executive-style chalets and cottages are nestled at the base of Blue Mountian, Ontario's largest mountain resort. 4 to 9 bedroom chalets can accommodate from 4 to 22 people - perfect for families and groups! Full kitchen, wood burning fireplace, sauna or hot tub or jacuzzi, cable TV, oversized living/dining rooms and large deck. We are a Pet Friendly resort with a dedicated Pet Park. Visit www.tyrolean.com for more information or e-mail info@tyrolean.com .

P.O. Box 3079 R.R. #3
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z2

(705) 445-1467
Toronto Direct:
(416) 213-7437
(705) 446-2402

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The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain

The Westin Trillium House, Blue MountainThe Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain

The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain was awarded a Conde Nast Readers Choice Top 20 Canadian Resort title for 2010 and 2011 and is the only hotel in Ontario to receive this distinction.   Just two hours northwest of Toronto, you'll find tucked between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Huron's Georgian Bay Ontario's largest ski resort, Blue Mountain. Nestled ideally next to the mountain in a vibrant pedestrians-only village, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain is an oasis of rest and rejuvenation amidst spectacular natural beauty.

A skiier's dream, the ever-expanding Blue Mountain Ski Resort beckons with its 34 skiing and snowboarding trails for all levels of skill and experience. In the summer, the majestic escarpment—one of Canada’s 12 World Unesco Bioreserves—beckons, along with renowned mountain biking, hiking and golfing. Two minutes from the hotel, the public Northwinds Beach invites guests to relax as does the serene, private Blue Mountain beach, a mere ten minute drive or complimentary shuttle ride away.

Swimming is always an option in our year-round outdoor heated pool and hot tubs or at Plunge! Aquatic Centre, an all-seasons aquatic center with indoor and outdoor pools. Explore the Blue Mountain Village’s array of shops and dining venues, easily reached outside the resort's doors. A destination any time of the year, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain offers many comforts to complement the beauty that surrounds you.

Stroll through the Blue Mountain Village, a quaint pedestrian community brimming with boutiques, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. For a schedule of events at the village square, call Service Express for a Calendar of Events.


220 Mountain Drive
Blue Mountains, Ontario
L9Y 0V9

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Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe ResortHorseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is situated in a natural snow belt area surrounded by beautiful forests. Horseshoe prides itself on great snowmaking and even better conditions. With 304 feet of vertical rise, 29 runs, 6 lifts and a terrain park, we can offer you an experience filled with fun and excitement. Let us remind you of what getting out on the slopes is all about! Come try Cross Country skiing too, with over 40kms of track set groomed trails and some of the most beautiful scenery Mother Nature has to offer, you’ll never want to leave!

1101 Horseshoe Valley Road -
Comp. 10
Barrie, ON 
L4M 4Y8


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Sir Sam's Ski & Bike

Sir Sam’s Ski & Summer ResortSir Sam’s Ski & Summer Resort

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike has been established and operated by the Bishop Family for almost 45 years. The spacious multi room chalet has 4 fireplaces and a homelike family atmosphere. Sir Sam’s hosts twelve main runs and a view from the top that is only matched by the view of the slopes from the chalets panoramic windows and outdoor sun deck. Come and enjoy a great outdoor experience in an un-crowded and family friendly atmosphere.

Mountain Biking

The sport of mountain biking is a great way to spend time alone in nature or with friends and family. We offer both Cross Country (10km) and Downhill (8km) trails for all level of riders. You can enjoy riding the trails up and down our use the lift to transport you and your bike to the top. Sir Sam’s is excited to bring this sport to our customers. You can bring your own bike or rent one from us. Give this sport everyone has been talking about a try. We think you’ll love it!!

1054 Liswood Road
P.O. Box 180
Haliburton, ON

(705) 754-2298
(705) 754-1563

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Barrie Snow Belt

Hardwood Hills Nordic Ski & Mountain Bike Centre - Oro Station, ON

Why Barrie Snow Belt?

Barrie lies in the heart of a legendary snowbelt. Moisture laden winds from Georgian Bay meet the upland terrain and drop more than twice the snow that falls in the greater Toronto area. Barrie's snowbelt resorts, Hardwood Ski and Bike, Horseshoe Resort, Carriage Ridge Resort, Mount St. Louis-Moonstone, and Snow Valley Resort, combine this natural abundance with high tech snowmaking equipment to ensure you have snow to enjoy from early December to the end of March.

Barrie, Ontario

Web Site URL:
Barrie Snow Belt

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Snow Valley Resort

Snow Valley ResortSnow Valley Resort

Winter Rules! Celebrate winter with your family at Snow Valley. Choose from a great variety of outdoor recreation activities. There is truly something for every member of the family. Fun for all ages activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and we also offer lessons, as well as racing and school programs

Snow Valley Resort
2632 Vespra Valley Road
Minesing ON L0L 1Y3

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Barry's Bay Cottages

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Location: Barry's Bay, ON
Telephone: (416) 234-2929
Toll Free: 1-800-218-0738
E-mail: info@barrysbaycottages.com

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Colonial Bay Cottages

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Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Telephone: (705) 635-2008
Toll Free: 1-800-916-2008
Fax: (705) 635-9340
E-mail: mail@colonialbay.com

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Comfort Inn - Barrie

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Location: Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: (705) 722-3600
Fax: (705) 722-4454
E-mail: gm.cn254@choicehotels.com

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Comfort Inn - Orillia

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Location: Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: (705) 327-7744
Toll Free: 1-877-708-8845
Fax: (705) 327-1568
E-mail: cn284@whg.com

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The Cranberry Golf Resort

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Location: Collingwood, ON
Telephone: (705) 445-6600
Toll Free: 1-800-465-9077
Fax: (705) 446-0270
E-mail: essencespacollingwood@yahoo.ca

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Sir Sam's Inn and WaterSpa

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Location: Haliburton, ON
Telephone: (705) 754-2188
Toll Free: 1-800-361-2188
Fax: (705) 754-4262
E-mail: info@sirsamsinn.com

Ontario-Toronto Ski and Snowboard Show
You know the ski season is right around the corner when the Ski Show and Swap dates start appearing. The Toronto Ski and Snowboard Show takes place over the in mid October.  See Ski and Snowboard Swaps north in Cottage Country

National Ski Week Celebrations in January

Watch for specials from the major ski and snowboard resorts.

Click here for a variety of downhill ski vacation packages or check out more downhill ski areas in Ontario.

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