Head for the Hills
Whether you jump the moguls like an Olympic athlete or hang on for dear life gliding down the bunny hill, 'tis the season for all things skiing. Luckily, we just happen to live in a province of amazing resorts. Downhill skiing in Ontario offers excitement at virtually all levels of difficulty. Plan your family alpine skiing adventure today!
Here are 5 ski resorts to enjoy family fun on the hills...
Horseshoe Resort in Barrie
101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie, ON
Situated in a natural snow belt area surrounded by beautiful forests and scenery - Horseshoe offers a truly memorable setting. It's considered one of the favourite Winter activities destinations in Ontario with one of the longest ski seasons around. It’s about having fun on 26 Alpine runs to gliding along their 35 kms of scenic double track set Cross-Country trail. The Kids’ Korral program, for children ages 4 to 12 years, is second to none for those future snow sport enthusiasts. These individualized programs are developed to provide a fun and empowering atmosphere for children to learn in.
Ski Dagmar in Durham Region
1220 Lake Ridge Road, Uxbridge, ON
Located minutes east of Toronto, North of Pickering and Ajax, Dagmar Resort is located in the beautiful Oak Ridge’s Moraine. As the Number 1 Family Resort, Dagmar provides a fun and friendly skiing experience for the whole family. The resort offers 17 runs and a varied terrain for all ages and all abilities. "My Snow School" led by Meredith Youmans CSIA Level IV provides superior lessons and fun programs, unsurpassed in student/instructor ratios. Dagmar Ski Resort also offers Winter camps and March Break camps for kids.
Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood
Blue Mountain Resort
108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Collingwood, ON
Blue Mountain is Ontario’s largest mountain resort, nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, and located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Winter at the resort boasts 36 ski trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. If you’re looking for a day of child care for your toddler or a ski program for a young downhill enthusiast, the Kids’ Camp staff have programmed activities for youngsters to enjoy all day long. Rentals available.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
24 Mount St. Louis Road West, Coldwater, ON (near Barrie)
Mount St. Louis Moonstone offers 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts, and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the beginner skier to the most advanced skier. The season runs from the end of November until the end of March. Kids' Weekend and Holiday Programs are offered for ages 3-14. Rentals available.
Snow Valley Barrie
2632 Vespra Valley Rd, Barrie, ON
Ski Snow Valley in Barrie offers many family-oriented winter skiing programs. The focus is definitely on families. Daily lift tickets, season passes, equipment rentals, and more are available. Snow Valley's Ski and Snowboard School is one of the largest in Ontario. Ski and snowboard pros work hard to upgrade their skills so they can offer children a fun and worthwhile lesson experience.
What's your favourite place to take the kids skiing?