Rochester is 45 minutes away if you’re interested in fine dining or nightlife. For a romantic ski getaway, with perhaps a little time at the spa and fine dining at the hotel’s Horizon’s restaurant, head to the hilltop, luxury Woodcliff Hotel and Spa. This Victor hotel is located a little more than 30 minutes from the ski slopes and a 15-minute drive away from Rochester.
Those looking to make their ski trip a weekend or week-long getaway can stay slopeside at Holiday Valley. Choose from a standard room or suite with high ceilings, balconies, and views of the ski hill, the lower portion of which is also a golf course in summer. The hotel is close to a ski lift, making it easy to access the hill.
There are many trails to choose from, including beginner and advanced trails. Lessons are available for both experienced riders and those who are just starting out. The trails here tend to be slightly shorter than on other mountains, but people enjoy the variety of the terrain. Holiday Valley is a large ski resort near Toronto that is actually located in New York. Crossing the border from Canada to the US is well worth it to ski at the best resort in western New York! This 290-acre resort offers 60 trails, 39 which are open for night skiing.
Mansfield Ski Club is a short drive from the city and offers a weekend getaway or day trip for those who want to hit the slopes. On site, there are 17 trails, the majority of which cater to intermediate and advanced level skiers and snowboarders. Barrie is where you’ll find Horseshoe Valley, a ski resort offering 28 ski and snowboard runs as well as 32 kilometres of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Horseshoe Valley 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.
- Ski right up to the lodge, where you will find a warm and comfortable room and a delicious meal.
- Glen Eden is one of the closest ski resorts in Toronto. It offers some of the most affordable lift tickets in the region!
- Fifty-five trails across three mountains offer a mix of challenges.
- Lakeridge Resort is located in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine, less than 70 km from downtown Toronto.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone is large and has a lot to offer. It is family-friendly and great for beginners and experts. It’s one of the largest family-owned ski resorts in Ontario and has 36 slopes, nine chairlifts and three carpets. Mount St. Louis Moonstone is located north of Barrie in the snow belt region, Ontario. Enjoy apres ski and some treats from Muskoka Brewery, or hot chocolate in their chalet. Brimacombe is located approximately 45 minutes east from Toronto and has lots to offer snowboarders and skiers. It is the largest public ski area in southern Ontario and boasts 22 trails, eight lifts, and two terrain parks on more than 68 acres.
Two terrain parks and a snow tubing area round out the ways to get down the hill. Two quad chairlifts, a magic mat, and a handle tow provide service to the runs. A large day lodge has recently been built and has a rental shop, ski school, and lots of room to store your gear. It can be done as a day trip from Toronto, but the best way to truly enjoy your time here is to stay for a night or two. You will find luxury accommodation at the village’s base, as well as everything you need to have a wonderful weekend. One of the best options is The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain.
Take a day trip to Hockley Valley for a skiing experience at a smaller resort. There are 14 runs for snowboarding and skiing. Many of these runs are open at night. Freestylers will find a well-equipped terrain park. If you’re looking to spend the night, there are accommodations on-site and four restaurants to choose from. The runs are wide open and crowds are not an issue, unlike other resorts close to Toronto.
Horseshoe Resort is both an ideal day trip location, only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or a weekend family getaway destination. You can also find affordable to mid-range accommodation, as well as some nightlife, about 20 minutes from either Barrie or Orillia. Suitable for all levels, the trails have a fairly even spread across easy, intermediate, and difficult, including 4 terrain parks for some extra fun. Snow Valley was named Ontario’s best ski area for kids by Ski Canada Magazine. It focuses on family skiing and beginners. The Family Value Pack is a 2-hour discount pass that’s designed for families with young children. There’s also snow tubing, snowshoeing, and other winter sports available on site.
There are 40 runs and 13 lifts, with a vertical terrain of 550 feet. There are several hills for beginners, intermediate skiers, and those who are advanced . Gore Mountain is located just seven hours from Toronto and is considered one of the top ski resorts in New York. Hidden Valley is a small ski resort in Huntsville that boasts 13 runs and 35 acres of skiable terrain. Off the ski slopes, the resort has a massive snow tubing hill, just under 20 miles of cross-country skiing, an ice-skating rink, fat biking, along with mini and full-size snowmobiling.
Blue Mountain, located northwest of Collingwood is the largest ski resort in Ontario. This destination has it all: magic carpets, huge sunglasses to jump over, and a terrain park with giant sunglasses to ride on, as well as magic carpets. Horseshoe Resort is one of Ontario’s top skiing destinations and only one hour north of Toronto.
- The best thing about a trip to Blue Mountain and something not to be missed is blissing out at the Scandinave Spa.
- Five six-pack chairlifts cycle skiers up the hill fast in addition to the resort’s other seven lifts.
- This small resort has 12 trails spread over 10 acres. They range from beginner to advanced.
- Calabogie Peaks has fewer runs than Blue Mountain or Mount St. Louis Moonstone but it has the highest vertical drop of all public ski hills in Ontario at 761ft.