Skiing in Barrie

Discover Winter Sports

The Barrie area is a winter enthusiast’s paradise that averages approximately 220 centimeters of snowfall annually. This gives residents and visitors to the area a great opportunity to venture out and enjoy a variety of winter sports. Some of the winter sports that are available in the Barrie area include; alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.


Alpine_Skiing_at_Snow_ValleySki Canada defines alpine skiing as “the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings”.

The Barrie area is home to two great alpine ski resorts that can accommodate skiers of every experience level, from beginner to expert.  Snow Valley Ski ResortMount St. Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Resort combined, offer 85 downhill runs that are sure to give any skier an exhilarating ride!


Snowboarding_at_Mount_St_LouisSki Canada definition: snowboarding is a winter sport that involves descending a slope that is covered in snow while standing on a board attached to a rider’s feet, using a special boot set onto a mounted binding.

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is central Ontario’s terrain park headquarters. With 2 terrain parks, a progression pipe and super pipe any boarder will be sure to have an exhilarating day.


hardwood_cc-trail14Cross country skiing is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise and is also a fantastic way to enjoy the snowy, wintry trails. There are two main types of cross country skiing; classic and skate.

Classic cross country skiing is a more relaxed way to enjoy the trails and is easier to learn. It is usually done on groomed, parallel tracks, but can be done on ungroomed, fresh snow and backcountry trails. In contrast, skate skiing is a high-intensity sport that requires a high aerobic ability and is limited to groomed or packed snow surfaces.

Hardwood Ski and Bike has over 40km of beautiful trails and is Central Ontario’s premier cross country ski center for skiers of all ages and skill levels. The newly designed trail system offers 10 different loops that accommodate both classic and skate style skiing.


Snowshoeing_at_Tiffin_CentreTo snowshoe is to travel with a light, wide frame attached to your shoes to make it easier to walk on soft snow without sinking.

On a pair of snowshoes you can walk over even the deepest snow while strolling through the woods or venturing in the backcountry. This great sport is growing in popularity because it takes minimal equipment and is easy to learn and is fun for the whole family.

The Barrie area is home to a number of wooded paths that are ideal for snowshoeing. If you are in need of rental equipment or want to try it for the first time, head out to Hardwood Ski and Bike or Snow Valley Resort. Both of these great area resorts offer rental equipment for you to go out to enjoy kilometers of trails that vary in length and difficulty.


Snow_TubingSnow Tubing is a great winter past time that everyone should experience! No skills are necessary and it’s great fun for the entire family. Perfect for groups and individuals alike, snow tubing is the best and easiest way to experience the delight of winter sports.

Everyone can do it! Fly down the chutes in the Barrie area with your friends & family. No special equipment or skills are needed! Just dress warm, hop on the tube and whiz down the hills!



indoorgamesWith so many activities to choose from in Barrie & Area, deciding on what to do and fitting it all in may be a challenge! For other great indoor activities to enjoy visit



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