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Ski vacation in Ontario: Top Destinations

The Best Skiing in the East - Ontario Ski Hills

Ontario may not have the big bowls, glaciers, or deep powder of the West but there's definitely no shortage of idyllic and challenging ski terrain. Tricky glades, steep moguls, and peaceful bunny slopes - Ontario has something to offer for every type of skier.

Ski vacation in Ontario: Top Accommodation

House Clarksburg
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Clarksburg, The Blue Mountains, Canada
from $253
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5.0
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House The Blue Mountains
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $380
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4.0
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House Thornbury
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Thornbury, The Blue Mountains, Canada
from $114
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5.0
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Apartment The Blue Mountains
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $118
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4.0
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Apartment The Blue Mountains
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $132
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4.7
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Apartment The Blue Mountains
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $183
Vrbo
5.0
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House The Blue Mountains
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $289
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Apartment The Blue Mountains
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $81
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House The Blue Mountains
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
The Blue Mountains, Grey County, Canada
from $329
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5.0
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Ontario Ski Report

Where to Find the Most Mountain for Your Money?


Where are the best ski hills in Ontario? From the Collingwood to Calabogie, HomeToGo has gone off-trail and snow ploughed through drifts of data to highlight Ontario's biggest and most affordable ski resorts.

With ski season in full swing, it can be hard to decide on where to find the best value for your next ski vacation. The Ontario Ski Report compares 21 of the province's biggest and best ski resorts according to 7 key indicators for affordability and ski resort size. Our data set ranges from the number of chair lifts to the price of booking a nearby ski chalet. For the full results and methodology, please see below.

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Where to Ski on a Budget

Mount Packenham is the most affordable destination for a thrifty Ontario ski getaway this winter.

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Longest Way Down

Antoine Mountain has one of the highest elevations in Ontario and is also home to one of the province's longest ski runs at 2.9 km.

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Highest Vertical Drop

Calabogie Peaks near Ottawa takes the top spot for vertical drop with over 761 feet between its base and peak.

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Most Mountain for the Money!

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is less than a 2 hour drive from Toronto and provides the best balance of ski resort size and affordability.

The 21 Biggest and Best Ontario Ski Hills

Overall Rank*
Mountain
City
Overall Score
Affordability Rank*
Ski Resort Size Rank*
1
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Coldwater
54.81
20
2
2
Blue Mountain Resort
The Blue Mountains
54.55
21
1
3
Calabogie Peaks
Calabogie
53.87
11
3
4
Ski Snow Valley
Minesing
53.03
10
5
5
Loch Lomond
Thunder Bay
52.71
9
7
6
Sir Sam's
Haliburton
52.71
7
9
7
Searchmont
Searchmont
52.7
14
4
8
Mount Pakenham
Packenham
52.49
1
14
9
Kamiskotia Snow Resort
Timmins
51.52
5
15
10
Ski Lakeridge
Uxbridge
51.37
8
12
11
Chicopee
Kitchener
51.28
3
17
12
Brimacombre
Orono
51.1
13
10
13
Glen Eden
Milton
50.94
6
18
14
Boler Mountain
London
50.2
2
20
15
Skyloft Resort
Uxbridge
49.89
16
8
16
Horseshoe Resort
Barrie
49.36
19
6
17
Dagmar
Uxbridge
49.31
12
16
18
Laurentian Ski Hill
North Bay
49.06
4
21
19
Antoine Mountain
Mattawan
48.93
18
11
20
Hockley Valley
Mono
48.11
15
13
21
Hidden Valley Highlands
Huntsville
46.22
17
19

*(1 = Best)

Mapped: The Best Ski Hills in Ontario

Methodology

We examined dozens of ski hills in Ontario. We then created a shortlist of top ski destinations based on the experience categories listed below. The data for each of these categories was collected from each mountain's website or skicanada.org in January 2020. For the purpose of this report, we only included public ski hills with 3 or more operational ski lifts.

To rank each mountain's ski experience, affordability, and overall score, we used the equation below to get a representative numerical value between 5 and 10 for each category - with 5 representing the lowest data point (or least desirable) and 10 representing the highest (or most desirable). The hypothetical "perfect" overall ski resort score would be 70 out of 70.

Score(i) = 5 * [ ( x(i) - x(min) ) / ( x(max) - x(min) ) ] + 5

Affordability (30 points):

  • Lift ticket prices are for a full day adult lift ticket, purchased from the ticket window for February 22, 2020Prices were collected directly from ski resort websites and do not include promotional pricing or ski bundle packages.
  • Equipment rental prices are for adult intermediate skis, boots, and poles for one day.
  • Accommodation Prices is the median price per person per night to stay in a vacation rental found on HomeToGo within 10km of the ski mountain. Prices are for one night between the dates of Feb 1st, 2020 and March 30, 2020. Our own metasearch data provided this information. *All prices in CAD.

Ski Resort Size (40 points):

  • Vertical: Vertical elevation from the base of the mountain to the highest point accessible by ski lift. Distance collected in feet.
  • Skiable Area: Acres of terrain that are patrolled and designated for skiing.
  • Ski Lifts: The number of chair lifts, t-bars, magic carpets available for transporting skiers up the hill.
  • Trails: The number of ski runs found at the ski resort.

For additional information, please contact mike.pearce@home-to-go.ca

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