Barrie, Ontario is your perfect winter wonderland for skiing and snowboarding at our four ski resorts; Hardwood Ski and Bike, Horseshoe Resort, Mount St. Louis & Snow Valley Resort. Barrie is situated in a natural snow belt, and is blessed with lake effect snowfalls throughout the winter months. Only 45 minutes north of Toronto, the Barrie area receives approximately 100 inches of snow per year. Combined with state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming facilities, this makes for powder-perfect alpine and nordic conditions all winter long. With more runs than anywhere in Ontario, and with hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore, Barrie is your best choice for skiing excitement!
HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE
402 W. Old Barrie Road, Oro-Medonte
Tel: (705) 487-3775
Hardwood Ski and Bike’s new trail network consists of 8 different loops ranging from 3 km to 22 km. There is a trail for every level of ability, from beginner to elite racer on terrain that ranges from gently rolling to challenging.
Hardwood Ski and Bike grooms all of their trails for both Classic and Skate skiing, using new, state of the art grooming equipment. Hardwood’s new equipment allows them to groom in all snow conditions. Snowshoers can enjoy dedicated, ungroomed snowshoe trails.
Hardwood grooms every kilometer, every day, to the best of their ability, it is their promise to you.
Rent Your Equipment, Check out the Rental Shop which offers the latest equipment for skate skiing, classic skiing and snowshoeing.
Take Lessons or join a Clinic. Lessons, clinics, coaching and introductory programs for both skate and classic skiing techniques run throughout the week and can be booked in advance by contacting Hardwood directly. Whether you are a beginner at any age, a youth or adult racer, or a seasoned veteran, our wide range of programs will keep you coming back to learn more.
Hardwood Ski & Bike Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weekends/Holidays: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Check out Hardwood Ski & Bike’s Season Passes.
1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie
Tel: (705) 835-2790
Horseshoe Resort has it all just 20 minutes north of Barrie. Rediscover winter fun in Ontario this season at Horseshoe Resort. Located right in the Snow Belt, open 7 days and nights a week and being more than 50 years in the business, Horseshoe Resort is set for another great season.
With 29 runs, a terrain park with over 20 features and 35 km of groomed Nordic ski trails, Horseshoe has your Ski and Snowboard needs covered! The 29 runs are diverse and therefore appeal to both beginners and seasoned skiers. The new beginner’s carpet helps to get you up the hill faster.
Cross Country skiing at Horseshoe Resort, Ontario, offers aerobic exercise in a picturesque setting. Great for skiers of all levels, Nordic skiing is a sport the whole family can enjoy.
Horseshoe Adventure Park features winter Snow Tubing! 5 big chutes to fly down and one magic carpet to whisk you back up to the top fast! Go down by yourself or grab some friends and go as a group! Re-discover family fun with Horseshoe’s Tubing & Adventure Park! Snowshoeing is a great way to workout and enjoy the trails! Go for an hour, or for the day. Horseshoe Resort sits on the edge of the Copeland Forest, where you can enjoy snowshoeing up to 40 km through groomed trails.
Horseshoe Resort offers Snow School programming that encourages a lifelong love for activity and sport. Their coaching and development staff boasts some of Ontario’s best ski, snowboard and Nordic instructors.
Horseshoe Resort Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Check out Horseshoe Resort’s Season Passes.
MOUNT ST. LOUIS MOONSTONE
24 Mount St. Louis Road, RR#4, Coldwater
Tel: (705) 835-2112
Mount St. Louis Moonstone offers 170 skiable acres, with 36 slopes, award winning terrain parks/pipes, the best snow and the largest beginner terrain in Ontario. Four state of the art high speed express lifts and with the balance of our lifts network ensures that you will be spending more time on the slopes and less time waiting in the lift lines. We’ll take you to the top in record time with the fasts lifts in Ontario. With 3 six express chair lifts, 1 quad express chair lift, 3 quad chair lifts, 2 triple chair lifts and 3 magic carpets. Mount St. Louis Moonstone is home of the True Skier/Boarder!
Looking for excitement? The Junkyard & Outback Terrain Parks along with our outstanding Super Pipes will provide thrills and spills for those adrenaline junkies. If you are looking for quality time with the family, Mount St. Louis Moonstone is the place for you with 35% terrain for beginners, 50% terrain for the intermediate rider and 15% terrain for the experts. Our Professional Snow School staff is available to teach lessons for the beginner to the expert skier/rider. With two Chalets, you will find the latest ski and snowboard rental equipment, licensed cafeterias, onsite childcare, programs for children, and fully equipped pro shop.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone has provided the best winter playground for skiers and snowboarders in Ontario for 51 years!
Mount St. Louis Moonstone Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Wednesday – Sunday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Holidays (Christmas Break, Family Day, March Break): 9:00am to 9:00pm
We are not open on Christmas Day, December 25
Check out Mount. St. Louis Moonstone’s Season Passes.
SNOW VALLEY SKI RESORT
2632 Vespra Valley Road
Minesing, ON L9X 0G8
Snow Valley Resort celebrates over 60 years of Great Family Fun! Snow Valley was named
“best Ontario hill for kids” by Ski Canada Magazine and its focus is definitely on families. Located just 5 mins west of Barrie, Snow Valley is just a short distances to all the shopping, dining and accommodations you come to expect on your ski, board or tube getaway.
Snow Valley’s Downhill Ski or Snowboard adventures offer 20 runs, an “Adventrure Learning Area”, “Kidz Village,” terrain park, nine lifts including 5 carpet lifts, which ensures Snow Valley is the best resort in Ontario for families to learn, to ski or to snowboard.
Snow Valley offers ski and snowboard Lessons for every age and skill level, and the convenience and flexibility of two-hour tickets as well as Family Value Packs. Our Discover Skiing or Snowboarding packages include everything for the 1st timer to hit the slopes including rental equipment, lift ticket & lesson.
Snow Tubing at Snow Valley is perhaps one of the best inventions of all times! Snow tubing has taken off as a favourite family activity and sport in Ontario. Everyone can do it. There’s no need for special and expensive equipment, no special skills needed. Just sit in your tube and go! With 3 lifts and 14 chutes over 10 stories high, grab your friends & your family, and prepare for the thrill of snowtubing at Snow Valley!
With a good pair of snowshoes, you can enjoy the white trees, the soft landscape, and all the fun of playing in the snow. Snow Valley offers easily accessible trails for beginners and challenging trails for the more adventurous! Our 1.6km Interpretive Trail will guide you through two different types of forests, visiting 8 different locations to discuss some unique facts about the wetlands, wildlife, streams and history here at Snow Valley. Check our website for trail conditions, rental pricing & trail pass info.
Whether it is for a family outing, getting back to nature or a school activity, snowshoeing at Snow Valley will be a success for everybody. Now 14km of trails!
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9am – 4pm
Tues – Sat: 9am – 9pm
Night tickets & passes start at 3pm.
* closed at 4:00PM on Dec. 24 and closed all day on Dec 25