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Has anyone been to any Ski Resorts in Ontario? Blue Mountain for example?

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What is the best ski resort in Ontario?

How is Blue Mountain, Collingwood, ON in December?

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OK might sound odd if you look at my tag and see im  in south Carolina  ,but yes I know alot about Ontario resorts.

Best resort depends what you are looking for. Blue has a vertical of about 750 ft, it has the most up hill capacity in North america and can carry just over 25,000 riders up the hill in an hr. it is on the niagra escartment and on a weekend or during a holiday you have about 50ft around you if lucky skier to skier. Its kindda nuts.It was originally opened by the Wielder family and is now partally owned by Intrawest also.

Open date is usually about xmass time but they always hope to open a bit earlier. If you are in a non holiday week and going to stay in the area ans ski they have a 5x7 pass thats cheap for locals ( like most resorts closer to the season the more the pass cost but never too bad, 5 weeekdays and all 7 nights for the whole season hence 5x7 name.)

As you have given so little info its hard to tell uyou what you need to know . If you are certied (CSIA) you can visit the local collingwood area private hills, Devels glen and Osler bluff are really nice hills, Osler is the hill just south of blue and Devels glen is about 10 miles south.The peaks are just north and there are several other resorts spread about the province ( Blue mountain north face is usually thought of as the best skiing for Blue) Lots of places to stay near the hill or at the hill.

Mt ST LOUIS/ Moonstone is closer to Barrie and a family owned resort of about 500 ft ( Huters own it , Joso ,Elfreda, Robert,Andre/ they bought the Moonstone portion from Bill ummm crap cant remeber his last name, but was obtained about 25 yrs ago, Kenny runs the rentals) It is a smaller resort but usually better snow in the area

No accomidation near this hill.

 

If you ask a bit more spacific questions I am sure I can answear them.

GL

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Used to live in Toronto and Blue Mountain is where everyone goes. It's not great but it's the best around I suppose. It's the only decent ski hill near the Greater Toronto Area with a population of over 5 million and if you live there, that's where you'll go so you can imagine it gets quite crowded, especially on weekends.

 

They have decent night skiing there though, spreads out the crowds a bit.

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OK might sound odd if you look at my tag and see im  in south Carolina  ,but yes I know alot about Ontario resorts.

Best resort depends what you are looking for. Blue has a vertical of about 750 ft, it has the most up hill capacity in North america and can carry just over 25,000 riders up the hill in an hr. it is on the niagra escartment and on a weekend or during a holiday you have about 50ft around you if lucky skier to skier. Its kindda nuts.It was originally opened by the Wielder family and is now partally owned by Intrawest also.

Open date is usually about xmass time but they always hope to open a bit earlier. If you are in a non holiday week and going to stay in the area ans ski they have a 5x7 pass thats cheap for locals ( like most resorts closer to the season the more the pass cost but never too bad, 5 weeekdays and all 7 nights for the whole season hence 5x7 name.)

As you have given so little info its hard to tell uyou what you need to know . If you are certied (CSIA) you can visit the local collingwood area private hills, Devels glen and Osler bluff are really nice hills, Osler is the hill just south of blue and Devels glen is about 10 miles south.The peaks are just north and there are several other resorts spread about the province ( Blue mountain north face is usually thought of as the best skiing for Blue) Lots of places to stay near the hill or at the hill.

Mt ST LOUIS/ Moonstone is closer to Barrie and a family owned resort of about 500 ft ( Huters own it , Joso ,Elfreda, Robert,Andre/ they bought the Moonstone portion from Bill ummm crap cant remeber his last name, but was obtained about 25 yrs ago, Kenny runs the rentals) It is a smaller resort but usually better snow in the area

No accomidation near this hill.

 

If you ask a bit more spacific questions I am sure I can answear them.

GL



Thanks for the info...

 

For the stickers part... would they just give em to me for free??(other thread you answered)

 

And. How steep/hard are there runs? Their Double Black Diamonds compared to lets say...Whistler and Vail (only two in the West i've been to)

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The double blacks at Blue are not nearly as steep as the hills out west, but they are icier.  If you can handle ice, then they are all easy for anyone with experience on other black diamonds.  The double black is just "relative to the other runs".  If you straightline them, you can hit speeds above 60 mph.  Slopes are as shown below

blueslope.png

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Blue Mountain can be very cold and windy, with the winds coming off Lake Huron and blowing up the Niagara Escarpment, and very icy. Every run is a North-facing slope

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Dont forget Thunder Bay....also, and I know these are Quebec, but if you want a "resort" Tremblant is always worth a look 

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