Keep driving

by: jouari - Dec 28, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Close to Toronto

    Cons: Too icy and crowded

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2009

Full review

It is hard to understand why the operators of this resort let the slopes get extremely icy down the middle, but piled with machine groomed snow on the sides. As you try carving down the slope you find yourself awkwardly adapting your skiing to stay afoot, while avoiding to hit an ice patch. I have never seen so many people falling on what's supposed to be a slow trail.

Also, the common courtesy you find elsewhere of helping people out when they fall (especially kids) is completely lacking here. Boarders will fly over your head if you fall, and good luck collecting your skis and poles.

Its proximity to Toronto is perhaps the only visible advantage, but the extra hour driving and the more expensive tickets at Blue Mountain are absolutely worth it.