Calabogie Peaks with a 760-foot vertical drop offers Ottawa skiers and riders a nice choice close to home. It's located less than an hour from the capital city, and the area's 22 runs and two terrain parks has terrain suitable for all levels.
Long cruisers and a fistful of black diamond runs are all you see riding up the area's two quad chairlifts. Long green avenues fan out on the right side of the ski hill giving novice skiers and riders plenty of room to maneuver and practice. One of the beginner trails is about a mile-and-a-quarter long.
Season passholders will have some new privileges they haven't had in years past. You receive a 10-percent discount through October 2010 on the following resort services; regular priced ski and tubing tickets, ski or snowboard rental and tuning, eight-week programs and five-day ski group lessons (does not include race or freestyle programs), golf green fees and cart rentals, and on purchases at the Outpost retail store. Discounts only apply to the season passholder. Families purchasing a family pass receive an additional $100 Peaks gift card to use anyway they want.
You can save 10-percent off your 2009-10 season pass when you sign up a friend who did not have a Peaks' pass last season. Guess what? Your friend also receives a 10-percent discount as well. That's being a good friend.
An individual pass is $520. Youth (13-17) and seniors (65+) are $395, and a child's pass (6-12) is $210. A couple's pass is $1,000 and weekday individual passes are $239.