Just a few hours north of Toronto and you’re bound to find some great skiing and boarding even if there’s no snow back in the city.

Winter in Central Ontario is magical. The ski season begins early and has even been known to stretch into March Break or even beyond. And the après ski in Muskoka or Haliburton is not bad too! Go for a bite to eat on your ski resort, or at one of the local restaurants, which are dedicated to serving fresh food using quality, local ingredients. You may even want to try another thrilling winter activity while here or check out some of the top-notch entertainment in the area.

Kick off the ski season right with the annual Warren Miller Ski Film or the very popular Banff Mountain Film Festival both hosted by Algonquin Outfitters.

While you’re here drop by our stores in Huntsville or Haliburton or for the last minute things that you may have forgotten we have pro shops at both ski hills too.

  • Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area – Huntsville

    Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area; providing winter family fun for more than 40 years!

    Hidden Valley is a ski and snowboard resort in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. You’ll find 15 groomed trails, three quad chairlifts, one handle tow, two snowcats, night skiing and snowboarding, and a terrain park.  Algonquin Outfitters’ pro shop is located in the lowest level.

    A long-favored destination for generations of skiers and snowboarders, Hidden Valley has something for everyone. Gentle slopes, challenging runs, and a terrain park. Warm-up and relax in the newly-renovated chalet. Experience it all, and then repeat.

    Home to the Muskoka Ski Club, Hidden Valley hosts competitive ski teams from across Ontario. Watch them in action! Or attend one of the many family-friendly events: the Christmas Eve Torch Light parade, New Year’s Eve fireworks, Ladies’ and Men’s Days, and the spring Puddle Jump.

    Holiday Camps (Christmas and March breaks) and 8-week camps offer fun for the kids while you hit the slopes. But Snow School isn’t just for kids. Certified ski and snowboard instructors are available for all ages and abilities.

    Places nearby to stay.

    Hidden Valley Resort
    Deerhurst Resort
    Comfort Inn
    Rodeway Inn King William
    Huntsville Inn
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    Best Western Plus Muskoka Inn
    Motel Six

    Want unlimited skiing and extra perks? Memberships are available.

    In the heart of Muskoka, just east of Huntsville, Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area has been sharing winter magic with families since 1965. Hidden Valley is open from December to March for skiing and snowboarding both day and night. Childcare and equipment rentals are available.

    Contact Info:

    1655 Hidden Valley Rd., Huntsville, Ontario
    (705) 789-1773

  • Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride – Haliburton

    Sir Sam’s has evolved into a year-round recreational center for guests who enjoy Skiing or Snowboarding all winter long then mountain biking the rest of the year… Discover the best-kept secret in the Haliburton Highlands.

    With 14 groomed runs, 4 chair lifts, a covered surface lift and a tow bar for our smaller guests… we proudly provide terrain and facilities for skiers and snowboarders of every age and level of ability.

    Places nearby to stay.

    Sir Sam’s Inn
    Silver Eagle Resort
    Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre
    BonnieView Inn
    Loralea Country Inn Resort Cottages, and Rentals

    Contact Info

    1054 Liswood Road, Eagle Lake, ON K0M 1M0
    (705) 754-2298