Downhill Skiing + Snowboarding

Please note: all Ontario ski hills are currently closed due to the province-wide lockdown. Please avoid all non-essential travel and consult your public health units for more information.

Come play in the snow in Northeastern Ontario! Whether you’re a downhill speed demon or a first-timer just trying to avoid a faceplant, Northeastern Ontario has what it takes to make your winter fun!

Strap on two skis or a single snowboard for the thrills—and maybe spills—of spending a day at one of our top-notch hills. Scenic settings, great runs, and lots and lots of snow capped off with a fine après-ski meal make for a mighty memorable day on the slopes.

Attention skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers: Northeastern Ontario offers pristine trails and runs at great prices, with a season that starts earlier and ends later than its southern Ontario counterparts. Here are some fantastic ski areas to consider. (Be sure to call ahead or check each venue’s social media or website for up-to-the-minute information on opening dates and snow conditions, as well as COVID-19 safety requirements.)

Call ahead for the latest status from each ski hill on opening dates, snow conditions, and safety measures in place.

ANTOINE MOUNTAIN

With 15 groomed runs, including the longest run in Ontario (2.9km), as well as a true vertical of 630 feet, Antoine is a local favourite, and for good reason! Located just a ten minute drive from Mattawa and about 50 minutes east of North Bay, this resort in the Laurentian Mountains is located at the base of one of Ontario’s tallest peaks.  Antoine Mountain also features a Doppelmayr quad chair lift as well as a custom terrain park. Snowboarders can check out the Rossignol Experience Centre, home to the Burton snowboard fleet and professional snow school where guests receive lessons from CSIA ski and CASI snowboard certified instructors. The recently renovated chalet offers an elevated après ski experience with Canadian cocktails, local draft, and great atmosphere.

Learn more: https://antoinemountain.ca

LAURENTIAN SKI HILL

Location: North Bay

Vertical: 350 feet

Number of Runs: Four moderate runs, two black diamonds and two double black diamonds.

Predicted Opening Date: December 18th

This hill also features a beginner hill, terrain park, with mini rails and a beginner box as well as a 30-foot jump, 30-foot DFD Hubba tube and 30-foot shotgun rail, along with its own dedicated lift. Licensed café in the Lower Lodge.

LARDER LAKE SKI CLUB

Location: 30 km east of Kirkland Lake

Number of Runs: Five downhill runs

Predicted Opening Date: January 2nd, 2021 or earlier

Variety of ski and snowboard abilities, a T-bar lift, plus a sliding hill and 10 km of cross-country ski trails.

TEMISKAMING NORDIC SKI CLUB

Location: Temiskaming Shores

Predicted Opening Date: December

Boreal forest cross-country trails with 3 track-set skate and classic trails with a variety of difficulty. 20km of cross-country trails with two snowshoe loops. Enjoy a quick bite by the fire in the chalet.

PORCUPINE SKI RUNNERS

Location: Timmins

Trail length: 30km of nordic ski trails, 11km for snowshoeing

Predicted Opening Date: Early December

A new chalet is open seven days a week, including night skiing on illuminated trails. For younger skiers there is a ski playground with a soccer field, slalom, hoops, toboggan run, and firepit.

ADANAC SKI HILL

Location: Sudbury

Vertical: 240 feet

Runs: Two beginner, five intermediate and one advanced

Predicted Opening Date: Mid-December to mid-January

Located in the New Sudbury Conservation area, Adanac has a new quad lift and magic carpet for beginners.

ONAPING FALLS NORDICS SKI CLUB

Location: Windy Lake Provincial Park, 40 minutes north of Sudbury

Trails: 15km of skate and classic, made up of three trails of differing difficulty, and 2 snowshoe loops.

Predicted Opening Date: Mid-December

Mature pines 1,300 feet above sea level means a long season. Stay in the park for a cozy winter getaway.

BIOSKI CROSS-COUNTRY SKI & SNOWSHOE CLUB

Location: Sudbury

Predicted Open Date: December

Crafted by ecologists, these loops are sensitive to the biome they interact with. Trails vary from 1.5km to 10km, for a total of 17km. There’s also a 5-km snowshoe trail, with 2 lookouts. On weekends the chalet is open for snacks.

REMI SKI CLUB

Location: Moonbeam, 20k east of Kapuskasing

Runs: Three – beginner, intermediate, advanced

Vertical: 138 feet

Predicted Opening: December 20th

Toboggan hill, fat biking and snowshoeing complete the fun.

KAMISKOTIA SNOW RESORT

Location: 20k NW of Timmins

Runs: 18 runs for beginners, intermediate or experts

Vertical: 400 feet

Predicted Opening: Late November to Early December

The longest run is almost a kilometer. Two quad lifts, a T-bar or a rope tow. Tube park, bar and cafeteria .

Learn more www.kamiskotia.com

IROQUOIS FALLS CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB

Location: Iroquois Falls,

Trails: 20km w/ 5km snowshow (dogs permitted)

Hand-painted signs mark the trails throughout, in memoriam of locals who used the trails.