Downhill Ski Resorts

Did you know BruceGreySimcoe is a downhill paradise?  We have four ski resorts, we’re located in Ontario’s “ski and snow belt” and – bonus – we’re close to major urban centres, a short drive for a day or weekend on the slopes. 


Blue Mountain is Ontario’s largest mountain resort.  Located near Collingwood in The Town of Blue Mountains, Blue is open year-round and is the place to be for those who love to “live it outside” during ski season.  Amenities include on-site accommodation and Blue Mountain Village with shopping, dining and attractions.  Horseshoe Resort, nestled in Horseshoe Valley near Barrie, is smack dab in the centre of the snow belt and prides itself on its racing program.  Like Blue, accommodation is located right beside the ski hills, with restaurants, spa and family activities rounding out your getaway experience.

Both Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Snow Valley are close to Barrie and cater to the family skiing experience.  Snow Valley has daycare for children six months to five years old (reservations recommended), plus “Ski ‘n Play” programs for kids ages three to five all the way up to adult.  There’s childcare available at Mount St. Louis for ages three to five on weekends and holidays, plus lessons for this age group and up.  Although neither have accommodation associated with the resorts, there are a wide variety of “Stay & Ski” packages to choose from at nearby accommodators.

All of the resorts have lessons, equipment rentals, night skiing and accommodation packages.  Awesome après-ski activities can be had either on the resort or close by.  In addition, Blue Mountain and Horseshoe have adaptive skiing programs for persons with disabilities to access the hills.  For information on packages, coupons and more at BruceGreySimcoe’s ski resorts, visit Barrie’s Winter Fun.

New to Downhill? What to Expect

If you’ve never skied before, help is at hand to ease you into this new and exciting winter sport. Our resorts have guides with useful information such as what to wear, lessons for first-timers, how to use the ski lift, ski hill etiquette and even where to park!  If you don’t own winter outerwear, Snow Valley can help with winter jacket and winter pant rentals.

New Skier Programs

Stay Safe on the Slopes

Protect yourself from the winter sun.  Wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn (even on cloudy days) and protect your eyes by wearing goggles.  Keep your skiing experience both enjoyable and safe by following these basic tips from the Ontario Snow Resorts Association:

More Fun Winter Activities in BruceGreySimcoe

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