Best Family Ski Slopes
Family ski resorts are now full of fun perks like amazing ski schools, a family après scene, and snow tubing. Find out where to get you and your little ones on the slopes. With all this snow, it’s not too late to plan a ski trip!
Our top picks for some family-friendly hills in the Greater Toronto Area...
Dagmar Ski Resort
1220 Lake Ridge Road, Uxbridge, ON L0B 1A0
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. Open 7 days and 6 nights weekly. With fully lit hills, nighttime skiing or boarding is a wonderfully classic, experience. The parks have been designed to be progressive from beginner levels to the experienced, expert rider. "My Snow School" led by Meredith Youmans CSIA Level IV provides superior lessons and fun programs, unsurpassed in student/instructor ratios. There are programs for all ages, all levels and with Dagmar’s excellent learning environment your first-timers will surely have a terrific time as will the experienced on our double diamonds. Ski Dagmar is located on Lake Ridge Road just a few minutes North of Highway 7 with excellent access from the 401 and the 407. Minutes from City Limits. You can’t get any closer!
101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie, ON L4M 4Y8
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 your children to learn in.
Brimacombe (Formerly Oshawa Ski Club)
4098 Regional Road 9 (Ganaraska Road), Orono, ON
905-983-5983 or 1-877-672-2582
On Saturdays and Sundays, they offer a six-week Peewee Ski Camp, open to children, ages 5 to 13, who have little or no experience on skis. Each 1 hour 20 minute weekly ski session is designed to provide a fun, memorable ski experience by connecting new ski friends and helping to build a lifelong passion for the sport, while also teaching important safety lessons.
790 Chalk Lake Road (Off Lakeridge Road, Durham 23), RR#4, Uxbridge, ON
905-686-3607 (Toronto) or 905-649-2058 (Uxbridge)
Skiing and Snow Tubing are available at Lakeridge Resort. Nestled in the beautiful Oak Ridge Moraine, Lakeridge is an exciting and safe place for you and your child to develop skills and passion for Snow Sports. Beginner lessons for kids start at age 7. Kids can also register for holiday camps.
Snow Valley Barrie
2632 Vespra Valley Road, Minesing ON L0L1Y3
705-721-SNOW or 1-877-404-4744
Located just 5 minutes west of Barrie, Snow Valley is just a short distance to all the shopping, dining, and accommodations you come to expect on your ski, board, or tube getaway. Whether you are a first time skier or snowboarder, a racer or free-rider, or something in between, caring pros will do their utmost to help you have more fun and enjoyment on the slopes. Snow Valley also offers snowtubing and snowshoeing!
Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre
5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON
905-878-5011 ext. 221
Glen Eden is a great place to learn snow sports with its beginner terrain and highly popular lesson programs offered to children beginning at age 4 (Kinder Ski), to adults. Junior Programs are offered for kids ages 7 and up, and kids can also register for holiday camps.
If you have a child in grade 4 or 5, you can also take advantage of the Snow Pass which allows them to ski and snowboard three times at EACH participating ski area for just $29.95. That’s a lot of skiing and snowboarding! CLICK HERE to find out more.
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