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ski resorts near Ottawa/Toronto and snow in Ontario

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ski resorts near Ottawa/Toronto and snow in Ontario

Could anyone tell me where there are any ski resorts/dog sledding within 45 minutes drive of Toronto? Also interested to know of any good ski places within 45 minute drive of Ottawa?

Also does it always snow everywhere in Ontario every year or are there some areas where it doesn't? thanks

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1. Re: ski resorts near Ottawa/Toronto and snow in Ontario

To answer your question about dog sled racing.....we have dog sled racing in Cannington, Ontario which is only about 1 hour north of Toronto. If your looking for accomodation in Cannington check out winds of erin bed and breakfast located right in town.

Yes, pretty much all of Ontario gets snow in the winter - which is between the months of December - March.

Best of luck on your travels

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: ski resorts near Ottawa/Toronto and snow in Ontario

Ski season in Ontario goes from mid December to the end of March. During that time, there is snow covering most of Ontario. As long as it is cold enough, all the resorts have snow making equipment in case there is not enough natural snow.

Skiing in Ontario is not going to be like the mountains in Western Canada. If you are coming to Canada strictly to ski, that is where you want to go.

We are avid skiers and resorts within 1.5 hours of Toronto I would recommend include:

Blue Mountain http://www.bluemountain.ca/

Horseshoe Resort http://www.horseshoeresort.com/home.asp

Talisman http://www.talisman.ca/

The closest skiing to Ottawa that I am aware of would be at Calabogie Peaks http://www.calabogie.com/winter.asp

For a full listing of ski resorts in Ontario, check out this link www.goski.ca/Ski-Resorts/Ontario/index.asp

Enjoy your trip

Ottawa, Canada
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3. Re: ski resorts near Ottawa/Toronto and snow in Ontario

There are a number of ski resorts close to Ottawa, just across the river in Quebec:

Camp Fortune (about 1/2 hour drive)

Mont Cascades

Eidelweiss (about 45min. to 1 hr away)

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