Ski Ontario


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Ski Ontario, Canada

Ontario is a large province which includes enormous expanses of lakes and waterways.   The north part of the province borders Hudson Bay with many rivers and forest areas where you can encounter whales, polar bears and caribou.  The southern border lies on a large expanse of the north shore of Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake,  as well as Lake Ontario and Lakes Erie and Huron, where there are some lovely beaches to be found.   The capital city is Toronto.  Ontario is roughly divided into nine regions.  There are many scenic freshwater islands and of course the world famous Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, which is at the western end of Niagara Falls.

 

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain Resort is located near Collingwood in the Georgian Triangle between Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.  It is a large ski area and winter playground open for skiers and boarders and offers night skiing.  There is an excellent Terrain Park with two superpipes.  100% snowmaking facility and annual average snowfall of 110 inches. 

 

Web site:  www.bluemountain.ca.

 

Horseshoe

Horseshoe Valley is a full service resort located north of Barrie and approx. one hour’s drive from Toronto.  It offers something for all the family and has the longest ski season in Southern Ontario.  The area has good snow-making and offers both alpine and Nordic skiing, boarding, blading and tubing.  The tube park has been expanded for the 2008-2009 season from 4 to 6 runs with addition of a new Magic Carpet lift.  The Terrain Park has doubled in size with a new Super Pipe 17’ wall.  Night skiing is available on all runs from 4:30 to 10 pm except for Holidays.

 

Web site:  www.horseshoeresort.com

 

 

Other ski areas and resorts in Ontario include:  Beaver Valley, Calabogie Peaks, Candy Mountain, Cedar Highlands, Centennial Park, Chicopee, Cobble Hills, Dagmar, Glen Eden, Hardwood, Heyden, Hidden Valley, Highlands Nordic, Hockley Valley, Kamiskotia, Lafontaine, Lakeridge, Laurentian, Loch Lomond, Boler Mountain, Loretto, Moose Woods, Mount Antoine, Mount Baldy, Mount Dufour, Mount Pakenham, Mount St.Louis/Moonstone, Mountain View, North York, Onaping, Pine Ridge, Pinery, Rene Burnelle, Searchmont, Sir Sam’s, Ski Lakeridge, Ski Mansfield, Skyloft, Snow Valley, Talisman, Tri-Town and Uplands.