Barrie Snowbelt

Barrie Snowbelt Resort Destination in Ontario

Barrie Snowbelt resorts are preparing for the 2014 ski and snowboard season.  The Barrie resort destination is located just off Hwy 400 North and Highway 11, the main route to ski country. The area has been dubbed “The Barrie Snowbelt”. A selection of every imaginable snow sport takes place in this region.

Barrie Snowbelt Getaway Packages

Downhill Skiing Packages

Cross Country Skiing Packages

Snow Tubing Packages

Snowshoeing Packages

Barrie Hotels On-line Deals

Visitors can also book on-line. The winter season snowfalls and snow making  ensure skiing for downhill skiers, boarders and snow tubing enthusiasts over the winter school break holiday vacation season .   See information on ski and snow conditions in the snow belt regions of Ontario.

Why Barrie Snowbelt? Answer Below.

Barrie, Horseshoe Valley, Midland, Collingwood’s Blue Mountain, Orillia and Huntsville in Muskoka lie in the heart of a legendary Ontario snowbelt. Several Ontario regions are often named “Snowbelt or Snow Belt”. As Barrie is the centre of HWY 400 and Highway 11 north– the main route to ski country– the area has been dubbed “The Barrie Snowbelt”. Areas to the east & south of Georgian Bay-Lake Huron are all susceptible to the Lake effect snow Moisture laden winds from Georgian Bay-Lake Huron meet the upland terrain and drop more than twice the snow that falls in the greater Toronto area. Lake effect snow dominates Simcoe County where there are many opportunities for the use of Simcoe County trails for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-county skiing, and ice fishing on Lake Simcoe. See Barrie Winter Photo Gallery.

Barrie, Ontario and snow are synonymous from late November to the end of March. The “Barrie Snowbelt” is well know to most Ontario residents. The snowbelt area of Ontario continues over to Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, the Bruce Peninsula, north to Oro, Orillia and Huntsville. and often due to Great Lakes effect snow runs south to Innisfill, Orangeville, and areas along the Niagara Escarpment. Check in advance of your Ontario travel north by visiting the Ski and Snowboard report with links to Ontario road reports and snow conditions north of Toronto.

The Nordic and Alpine ski resorts can thank the prevailing winds off Georgian Bay for the extraordinary accumulations of snow throughout the winter time.

As Winter approaches all of the resorts, Hardwood Ski and Bike, Horseshoe Resort, Mount St. Louis-Moonstone and Snow Valley get a head start with their extensive snow making equipment to ensure a solid base for Ontario winter fun.

Get a head start on the ski and snowboard season with one of the ski and snowboard swaps in the Ontario snowbelt regions. Combine your winter fun with skating and the Barrie City Hall, or Ice Fishing on Lake Simcoe.

A variety of skiing, snowtubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing packages are available for a complete winter family fun adventure or romantic getaway in Simcoe County, be it in Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, Horseshoe Valley, Midland, Orillia, or Port Severn for a day trip or overnight winter in Ontario getaway.