Craving for some fun winter activity to do with your friends & family?
There are so many amazing places to ski or snowboard not too far from the city.
Take advantage of the snowy weather and get some fresh air. 😉
Read on to find out our top picks.1. Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain is the largest mountain village resort in Ontario, around 2 hours from Toronto. Freestylers can take advantage of two terrain parks, and anyone who needs a break from the slopes can do some snowshoeing, glide down some hills in a snow tube, or skate on the skating rink- with amazing views of the Niagara Escarpment. There’s a variety of on-site accommodations here, as well as spas, bars and restaurants.
2. Horseshoe Valley
Horseshoe Vally is located in Barrie around 45 minutes to 1 hour from Toronto, a ski resort offering 28 ski and snowboard runs as well as 32 kilometres of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Horseshoe Valley also offers a whole host of other wither activities, including snowshoeing, snow tubing, fat biking and skating. On-site accommodation is available and there’s also an indoor pool (day pass available if you’re only visiting for the day), a spa and several restaurants.
3. Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Mount St. Louis Moonstone is a large ski resort just north of Barrie, 90 minutes from Toronto and one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario. The focus here is strictly on skiing and snowboarding and you’ll find some of the best snow at Mount St. Louis. There are no on-site accommodations, but proximity to Barrie means you have nearby options if you want to stay.
4. Hockley Valley
Take a day trip to Hockley Vally for a skiing experience at a smaller resort. There are 14 runs here for skiing and snowboarding, with many being open for night skiing, and a well-equipped terrain park for freestylers.
Lakeridge Resort is located in Uxbridge, which is 1 hour away from Toronto. There are no accommodations on-site, but Uxbridge has several bed and breakfasts should you want to spend a night or two. Don’t miss a ride at the resort’s dedicated snow tubing park.
6. Glen Eden
Glen Eden is a smaller ski resort for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and is relatively close to Toronto, just 45 minutes away. Glen Eden also has a terrain park and a snow tubing area for anyone who doesn’t feel like skiing, or who wants a break for a bit.