Ontario Ski resorts, other than those centered around Blue Mountain and Collingwood, include plenty more resorts around the province.
Horseshoe Valley and Mt. St. Louis /Moonstone being two large resorts close to Toronto but outside the Georgian Triangle.
Calabogie Peaks and Hidden Valley are farther away. Hidden Valley is three hours drive from Toronto on Hwys 400, 11 and 169 while Calabogie is a four to five hour drive from Toronto or a one hour drive from Ottawa.
Ontario's biggest ski area is Blue Mountain resort, which is now also an all-season resort.
Skiing and snowboarding, however, remain its most popular attractions.
Just north of Barrie, Ontario, and also about two hours drive from Toronto is Mount St. Louis Moonstone, a great family ski and snowboarding resort. It boasts the largest beginner ski area in Ontario. Intermediate and experts are also well-served with over 40 runs and twelve lifts, of which three are high-speed express lifts.
For snowboarders, there are two Terrain Parks and also Super Pipes for the boarders and extreme skiers.
Calabogie is only about an hour's drive from Ottawa. Its mountain has an almost 800 ft vertical drop and a 2 km longest run.
There are three lifts serving 20 runs and two Terrain Parks. For those who prefer their winter fun on the quieter side, a chance for some winter wonderland photos, there's also snowshoeing available.
Calabogie is also an all-season resort with golf and a beach, with kayaks, canoes and volleyball, on Calabogie Lake. Hiking is also available on mapped trails.
For more details of what's on at Calabogie, visit them here.
In Ontario's Muskoka region, near Huntsville, is where you'll find Hidden Valley Highlands ski area, a smaller resort with 12 runs and one Terrain Park.
The resort has three chair lifts and one tow at 'Beginners Hill'.
As well as Hidden Valley, Deerhurst Resort is nearby and both resorts provide a range of amenities and events for the whole family, such as snowmobiling, tobogganing, skating, and spas in winter.
And golfing, hiking, watersports in summer. There's ample areas for fishing nearby too, if that's your sport..
Deerhurst is a luxurious place to stay, winter or summer, and well worth the cost of the visit.
Searchmont Resort has a fine 750 ft vertical drop with 3 chairs to get you to the top and eighteen trails to get you back down again.
There's also a half-pipe and terrain park for the experts and a Learning Centre hill for those just beginning.
Searchmont is less than an hour drive north of Sault Ste Marie.
This page is about Ontario's northern ski resorts, for other, more southerly, resorts visit our page Ontario Ski Resorts.
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