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Ski Hills in the Greater Toronto Area

Looking to spend a day skiing without leaving the GTA? Glen Eden is a small ski hill located just 15 minutes outside of Toronto on the Niagara Escarpment in Milton. Also known as "Kelso" to many locals, the hill offers skiing and snowboarding for all levels, as well as tubing, a terrain park, and other fun winter activities.

Toronto's Top Ski Getaways

The Top 17 Ski Hills within a Day's Drive of Toronto


What are the best ski destinations near Toronto? HomeToGo has gone off-trail to bring travellers the ultimate list of the best ski resorts within a day’s drive from Toronto.

The Toronto Ski Index introduces the top slopes in Ontario, Québec, and the United States, based on a few key factors: The cost of overnight accommodation, lift tickets, equipment rentals, lunch on the slopes, and an après ski beverage. For the hardcore ski enthusiasts, we’ve also collected data on the size of each ski resort, number of ski lifts, and operating hours. See below for the full methodology.

Most Affordable Après Ski

Mont Cascades has the cheapest price for an Après ski Caesar Cocktail – 30% cheaper than the ski index average!

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Where to Ski on a Budget

Hockley Valley is the cheapest destination for a ski getaway - half the price of a similar trip to Mont Tremblant!

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Best Skiing in the East!

Mont Tremblant takes the top spot for Ski Experience with nearly 2x more skiable terrain than any mountain in Eastern Canada!

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More Skiing, Less Driving

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is less than a 2 hour drive from Toronto and provides the best price-to-ski experience ratio.

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The 17 Most Affordable Ski Destinations Near Toronto

Rank
Destination
Transport
Lift Ticket
Ski Rental
Lunch
Drink
Accom
Total
1
Hockley Valley (ON)
$11.13
$58.00
$45.00
$11.00
$15.00
$31.62
$171.75
2
Mount Pakenham (ON)
$53.23
$35.00
$27.00
$6.75
$7.25
$44.40
$173.63
3
Horseshoe Ski (ON)
$18.25
$59.00
$49.00
$10.25
$8.00
$36.94
$181.44
4
Mont Cascades (QC)
$65.31
$41.00
$29.00
$13.99
$6.09
$28.53
$183.92
5
Sir Sam's Ski (ON)
$31.28
$55.75
$30.97
$8.25
$8.50
$58.08
$192.83
6
Mount St. Louis Moonstone (ON)
$20.17
$65.00
$51.00
$12.00
$9.50
$36.94
$194.61
7
Mont Saint Bruno (QC)
$78.89
$40.01
$33.92
$10.25
$7.75
$25.16
$195.98
8
Sommet Saint Sauveur (QC)
$81.09
$52.69
$45.00
$10.00
$8.00
$28.52
$225.30
9
Mont Orford (QC)
$91.24
$64.00
$40.00
$6.50
$6.50
$27.00
$235.24
10
Mont Blanc (QC)
$87.53
$57.00
$42.00
$5.75
$7.50
$53.79
$253.57
11
Mont Sutton (QC)
$90.14
$68.00
$44.00
$10.95
$7.75
$33.83
$254.67
12
Blue Mountain (ON)
$21.81
$84.00
$62.00
$10.00
$11.00
$73.50
$262.31
13
Bromont Ski Hill (QC)
$86.30
$65.00
$46.00
$13.00
$8.00
$50.56
$268.86
14
Holiday Valley (NY)
$33.07
$103.96
$45.32
$12.66
$9.66
$83.31
$287.98
15
Mont Tremblant (QC)
$82.32
$89.00
$48.15
$9.00
$11.00
$113.22
$352.69
16
Whiteface Mountain (NY)
$73.54
$102.63
$75.97
$10.00
$8.00
$92.71
$362.85
17
Jay Peak Mountain (VT)
$92.75
$118.66
$59.37
$18.70
$10.66
$73.77
$373.91

*Prices are in CAD - Transport prices do not include the cost of toll roads or bridges.

The 17 Best Ski Hills Ranked by Experience

Rank
Destination
Vertical Drop
Skiable Area
Ski Lifts
Night Lifts
Visitor Rating*
Total Score
1
Mont Tremblant (QC)
645 m
755 ac
14
0/14
4.6
42.09
2
Holiday Valley (NY)
228 m
290 ac
13
9/13
4.6
41.25
3
Blue Mountain (ON)
220 m
364 ac
13
9/13
4.4
40.05
4
Whiteface Mountain (NY)
1045 m
288 ac
11
0/11
4.6
39.59
5
Bromont Ski Hill (QC)
385 m
450 ac
9
8/9
4.4
39.13
6
Jay Peak Mountain (VT)
656 m
385 ac
9
0/9
4.5
36.48
7
Mount St. Louis Moonstone (ON)
168 m
185 ac
13
5/13
4.4
36.33
8
Mont Sutton (QC)
457 m
230 ac
10
0/10
4.6
35.67
9
Mont Orford (QC)
589 m
245 ac
8
0/8
4.5
34.71
10
Mont Saint Bruno (QC)
134 m
50 ac
9
9/9
4.3
34.8
11
Sommet Saint Sauveur (QC)
213 m
142 ac
8
7/8
4.1
32.6
12
Sir Sam's Ski (ON)
100 m
40 ac
6
0/6
4.7
31.51
13
Mount Pakenham (ON)
85 m
54 ac
7
5/7
4.3
31.44
14
Mont Cascades (QC)
165 m
60 ac
6
6/6
4.2
31.15
15
Horseshoe Ski (ON)
94 m
61 ac
8
5/8
4.2
31.14
16
Mont Blanc (QC)
208 m
140 ac
7
0/7
4.3
29.89
17
Hockley Valley (ON)
114 m
30 ac
4
0/4
4.2
26.43
1*
Mont Tremblant (QC)
(7.92)
(10)
(10)
(5)
(9.17)
42.09
2*
Holiday Valley (NY)
(5.74)
(6.79)
(9.55)
(10)
(9.17)
41.25
3*
Blue Mountain Resort (ON)
(5.7)
(7.3)
(9.55)
(10)
(7.5)
40.05
4*
Whiteface Mountain (NY)
(10)
(6.78)
(8.64)
(5)
(9.17)
39.59
5*
Bromont Ski (QC)
(6.56)
(7.9)
(7.73)
(9.44)
(7.5)
39.13
6*
Jay Peak Mountain (VT)
(7.97)
(7.45)
(7.73)
(5)
(8.33)
36.48
7*
Mount St. Louis Moonstone (ON)
(5.43)
(6.07)
(9.55)
(7.78)
(7.5)
36.33
8*
Mont Sutton (QC)
(6.94)
(6.38)
(8.18)
(5)
(9.17)
35.67
9*
Mont-Orford (QC)
(7.63)
(6.48)
(7.27)
(5)
(8.33)
34.71
10*
Mont Saint Bruno (QC)
(5.26)
(5.14)
(7.73)
(10)
(6.67)
34.8
11*
Sommet Saint Sauveur (QC)
(5.67)
(5.77)
(7.27)
(8.89)
(5)
32.6
12*
Sir Sam's Ski (ON)
(5.08)
(5.07)
(6.36)
(5)
(10)
31.51
13*
Mount Pakenham (ON)
(5)
(5.17)
(6.82)
(7.78)
(6.67)
31.44
14*
Mont Cascades (QC)
(5.42)
(5.21)
(6.36)
(8.33)
(5.83)
31.15
15*
Horseshoe Ski (ON)
(5.05)
(5.21)
(7.27)
(7.78)
(5.83)
31.14
16*
Mont Blanc (QC)
(5.64)
(5.76)
(6.82)
(5)
(6.67)
29.89
17*
Hockley Valley (ON)
(5.15)
(5)
(5.45)
(5)
(5.83)
26.43

Mapped: The Best Ski Destinations Near Toronto

How We Produced This Guide


Ski Affordability

Total Cost = Transportation Cost + Lift Pass + Lunch + Drink + Accomodation + Equipment Rental

Transport = [Km from downtown Toronto * 0.07L/km] * [$0.98/L].

Fuel prices were provided by CAA and were calculated on Jan 17, 2019. Fuel economy is based on the average highway fuel economy for a new 4 cyl. SUV as reported on NRCAN. Please note that these prices do not include the cost of toll roads or bridges.

Lift ticket prices are for a full day adult lift ticket, purchased from the ticket window on a typical Saturday during the 2019 season (not including promotional pricing deals).

Equipment rental prices are for intermediate skis, boots, and poles for one day.

The accommodation price is the average price per person per night to stay in a 4-person vacation rental found on HomeToGo within 10km of the ski mountain. Prices are for one night between the dates of Jan 1st, 2019 and April 20, 2019. Our own metasearch data provided this information.

Lunch & drink prices are based on the cost of a regular poutine and caesar cocktail from a restaurant located on the mountain or at its base. The data was sourced using online menus and does not include special pricing for restaurant happy hour or promotions.

*All prices in CAD. Please note that this is a forecast and that prices may change between now and the upcoming season. When prices for 2019 were not available from the resorts, we based our price forecasts on last season’s prices. Prices exclude sales tax. For additional information, please contact mike.pearce@home-to-go.ca.


Ski Experience

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

We examined dozens of ski hills within an 8 hour drive from Toronto. 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 in January 2019. To calculate the total score for experience, we used the equation above to get a representative numerical value between 5 and 10 for each category - with 5 representing the lowest data point and 10 representing the highest data point. We then added all of the category scores to get the total experience score for each mountain. The hypothetical "perfect score" would be 50 out of 50.

The five experience categories for this index include:

Skiable Vertical: Vertical elevation from the base of the mountain to the highest point accessible by ski lift.

Skiable Area: Acres of terrain that are patrolled and designated for skiing.

Ski Lifts: The maximum number of skiers that can be transported up the mountain per hour.

Night Lifts: Based on the number of ski lifts open after 4 p.m. on weekends.

Visitor Rating*: Average visitor rating of each ski resort collected from Google Maps on January 18th, 2019.

Ski vacation in Toronto: Top Accommodation

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