I have learned that you can have fun on a snowboard just about anywhere if you’re with the right people, and bring the right attitude. It’s been a rough start to the 2010/2011 season for Ontario. One thing that’s struck me this season as I’ve been spending more time in front of a computer scouting snow reports, is how if you know where to look and who to ask, you can get first-hand information in almost real-time and make sure you spend your hard earned $$ at the best possible place.
Here are some links to get the low-down on some local Ontario resorts.
The Terrain – 2007 – 2008
This year there has been a lot of changes in our riding choices, mainly realizing that Mount St Louis is the overall best choice for us. Blue mountain has been disappointing the last few times we went, mostly icy / full of n00bs on the hills / hard pack landings on everything… Horseshoe is decent, but a bit smaller, longer lift lines, and lower standards on their park when it comes to grooming / rail building / jump building. We also checked out Snow Valley this year for the first time, and surprisingly is pretty fun.
*This synopsis was written about 4 years ago now. After having spent 3 years out in BC / Alberta riding 50-100 days a season, my expectations have changed. My friends and I have been going to Horseshoe the most this season and picked up seasons passes.