Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ontario Ski report. November 23, 2008

Ontario Ski and Snowboard Update!!

from Jack Lynch, Ministry of Tourism

Date: Sunday November 23, 2008

9:00a.m.

"The ski season is gradually getting under way across the province of Ontario and we have several alpine and

cross country centres open today".

These are the alpine resorts open today:

Horseshoe Valley Resort: Open today 8:30am - 4:30pm, open tomorrow, machine groomed granular, 45 cm base, no new snow, yes snowmaking, 4 lifts, 7 slopes, half pipe/tubing closed, terrain park open.

Snow Valley: Open today 9:00am - 4:00pm, closed tomorrow, machine groomed powder, 20-30 cm base, no new snow, yes snowmaking, 3 lifts, 4 slopes, half pipe/terrain park/tubing closed.

Mount St. Louis Moonstone: Open today 8:30am - 4:30pm, open tomorrow, machine groomed powder, 25-45 cm base, no new snow, yes snowmaking, 3 lifts, 10 slopes, half pipe/tubing closed, terrain park open.

These are the cross country resorts open today:

xc Horseshoe Valley Resort: Open today 8:30am - 4:30pm, open tomorrow, machine groomed granular, 10 cm base, no new snow, no snowmaking, 25 km open, track set and skating.

xc Highlands Nordic: Open today 8:30am - 5:00pm, open tomorrow, packed powder, 20 cm base, no new snow, no snowmaking, 9 km open, track set and skating.

xc Hardwood Ski: Open today 8:30am - 5:00pm, open tomorrow, packed powder, 16 cm base, no new snow, no snowmaking, 20 km. open, track set and skating, snowshoeing available.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ski Season Open Near Barrie

Ontario Ministry of Tourism Reports: . Hardwood Ski northeast of Barrie and Highlands Nordic south of Collingwood have both opened their trails. Hardwood has opened 26 kms of trail and Highlands Nordic has 5 km open today. Several alpine operators continue to make snow and we expect to have a few areas open this weekend. Horseshoe Resort will be open Friday with as many as 3 slopes open.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ontario Ski Season Underway


Central Ontario has been blanketed with lots of fresh snow since Saturday evening. Hardwood Ski , located just north east of Barrie, opened their cross country trails.
The Ministry of Tourism reports additional cross country centres to join the list for this upcoming weekend. and an alpine area or so open this weekend. Night time temperatures
will be in the -7 to -9 degree Celsius range this week, which will beideal for snow making . Book winter getaways .

Ontario's Top Destinations North of Toronto


In the recent Toronto Star about Ontario's favourite destinations, the survey identified the top 5 plus honourable mentions to the next five. 8 of the top 10 attractions are north of Toronto. In order they are Algonquin Park, Ottawa/Gatineau, Lake Superior, Killarney Provincial Park, Elora Gorge, Muskoka, Rideau Canal in winter, and the Thousand Islands Gananoque. For the most part the attractions can be accessed by heading north on Highway 400, however several are to the North East, and North West accessible from the 401.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ontario's First Snow Over Kempenfelt Bay-Lake Simcoe

Ontario Travel to Fresh Snow

Fresh snow over Kempenfelt Bay Lake Simcoe is the first sign of winter north of Toronto. Many winter enthusiasts are busy tuning up snowmobiles, ice huts, skis, and skates for the upcoming winter er sports season.
Many festivals of lights will glisten with the backdrop of fresh snow. See our selection of 100's of winter getaways, festivals of lights and Santa Claus Parades. Be sure to check out winter road conditions before heading north of Toronto.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Winter in Ontario-Chalets, Condos, Cottages



Condo and chalet rentals http://www.400eleven.com/condo-chalet.html
are excellent fall & winter venues for large families, family reunions
or groups looking for the privacy of bedrooms with a common area for
socializing. Ontario winter time is ideal for refreshing activities
that the whole family can enjoy such as cross country skiing, downhill
skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice
fishing, ice skating, relaxing around the fireplace and soaking in the
hot tub or Jacuzzi.
Winter cottages with wood burining fireplaces are a special winter
travel treat when travelling north of toronto into Ontario's famous
cottage country. http://www.400eleven.com/private-cottages.html

Monday, November 10, 2008

Festivals of Lights, Santa Clause Parades


With the Christmas spirit surrounding us, many visitors north combine a fall getaway with one of the many Festivals of Lights and tree lighting ceremonies in the towns and cities throughout Ontario. Head north for a less crowded experience Always a wonder to enjoy the Santa Claus parades taking place in the many towns and cities north of Toronto. Plan ahead now for your Christmas-New Years Getaways your winter ski vacation.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hopes for Lake Superior, Michigan, Huron & Georgian Bay

Tourism operators north of Toronto may be pleased with the election of Obama, as he has been a great supporter of the Great Lakes Clean up. See Georgian bay Echo for full news release on future of Great Lakes http://georgianbayecho.blogspot.com/2008/11/obama-good-for-georgian-bay.html