Calabogie is less than an hour from Ontario's capital city of Ottawa and boasts a 760-foot vertical drop. The Ottawa Citizen recently rated it as one of the top five places to ski and ride within a three-hour drive.  Other resorts listed in the article included Tremblant, Mont Sutton, and Mont Ste. Marie in Canada, and Whiteface Mountain in New York. 


The article gave the ski resort high praise for its variety of runs, cross-country trails and surrounding wilderness.  It also said, “The Canthooks Restaurant, at the foot of the ski hill, promises a culinary treat unequalled in the Ottawa Valley.”  That is pretty heady praise. 


They offer a couple of lift and lodging packages that are good throughout the season except for Ontario March Break week.  Rates start at $78 CA ($78.32 US) per person, per night, based on double occupancy and include complimentary lift tickets. 


Book a Couple’s Two-Night Getaway and receive a third night lodging for free.  Room rates start at $160 CA ($160.66 US) per night midweek and $180 CA ($180.73 US) weekends.  It includes complimentary snowshoe rentals for two days and a complimentary bottle of wine.  The package does not include lift tickets, but you can go online to purchase lift tickets and save 10-percent per ticket.


Entering its 41st year, Calabogie Peaks had its third consecutive summer of adding new trails, making improvements to old trails and improving its snowmaking system.  It offers 22 runs and two terrain parks.  The resort’s longest trail is about a mile-and-a-quarter long.  Snowshoeing and groomed cross-country trails are also available for guests.