Despite Toronto not yet having its first significant snowfall of the season, it seems several ski resorts just outside of the city are ready to kick off the winter season as early as this weekend.
If you’d like to be one of the first to hit the slopes this year, Horseshoe Resort just over an hour’s drive from the city officially opened today, December 1. The home of Ontario’s longest snow tubing hill opened earlier than most ski resorts thanks to the help of their new snowmaking guns.
While the tubing hill is not open just yet, a number of their downhill runs are good to go. As a special for opening weekend, lift tickets are just $39, but can only be purchased onsite.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone in Coldwater opens Saturday, December 2 with six lifts, two magic carpets, and 11 downhill slopes to start. Lift tickets start at $59.
Also set to open the first weekend of December is Lakeridge Ski Resort, located in Uxbridge roughly 90 minutes from Toronto. 4-hour lift tickets start at $48 for an opening weekend promotion on December 2 and 3.
Blue Mountain Resort, one of Ontario’s most popular ski destinations, intends to open the following week on December 7.
If the weather cooperates, many of Ontario’s other ski hills should also open in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on their websites for updates.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a winter activity in the city, most of Toronto’s outdoor ice rinks are now open for skating.