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Wintertime Recreation in Ontario

You don’t think of Canada without thinking of snow. Whether you’ve packed the board or the family skis, your time in Ontario is about going downhill.

When traveling to northern Ontario, a visit to Kenora will yield easy access to the nearby Mount Evergreen Ski & Recreation Area, ideal for downhill and cross-country skiing. Almost directly east of Kenora you'll discover fun and adventurous Dryden Ski Hill, featuring downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. Closer to the Ontario-Quebec border is the Kamiskotia Snow Resort with 17 runs, on-site equipment rentals, and lessons taught by club professionals. One of the most popular ski destinations in western Ontario at Loch Lomond Ski Area featuring snowshoeing trails, a snowboarding park, tubing park, and plenty of space for downhill skiers.

While in southern Ontario, hit the Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area for skiing and snowboarding. Or make your way to Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre and hit the chutes for snow tubing done right. Then Spruce up your holiday break with an authentic sleigh ride at Conestogo River Horseback Adventures.

Kamiskotia Snow Resort

Based on a dead volcano, the Kamiskotia Snow Resort is an alpine ski resort in Timmins, an hour from Cochrane, in northern Ontario. With elevations ranging from 900 to 1,300 feet, Kamiskotia boasts 17 ski runs and 68 acres of skiable land. Visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and tubing, as well as lessons from staff instructors.

Seasoned skiers will enjoy the resort's steep slopes and cliffs, and beginners will find easy runs set aside for those new to the sport. For skiers looking for a warm break from the slopes, Kamiskotia Snow Resort's base lodge is complete with a cafeteria, bar, and fireplace.