MOUNTAIN LIFE - Ontario | Winter 2016 - page 68

ount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski
resorts inOntariooffering great ski hills for skiing and snowboard-
ing. The resort is located just northof Barrie in the snowbelt region
of Ontario. Today, it offers 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts and 3 carpets. The resort
is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the
beginner skier to themost advanced.
In 1962Horseshoe Resort inOro-Medonte opened the doors to one of the
most amazing full-service resorts in Ontario. Fifty years later they have
grown toa4 seasondestinationofferingattractionsyear-round for all ages.
In celebration of this anniversary they are offering specials on everything
from Ski and Stay, Spa andDining Packages.
SnowValley, in Springwater Township, features snowboarding, skiing and
snow tubing for the entire family. Snow Valley was named “best Ontario
hill for kids” by Ski CanadaMagazine. Their focus is definitely on families.
Daily lift tickets, season passes, equipment rentals andmore are available.
They also offer a full range of resort amenities.
Hardwood Ski & Bike in Oro-Medonte offers beautiful trails through
hardwood and pine forests. Experience the newly designed trail system of
over 88 km of meticulously groomed trail options on 30 km of trail. Also
snowshoers can enjoy dedicated, ungroomed, snowshoe trails.
Simcoe County is a vital part of Central Ontario’s snowmobile hub, with
a tremendous number of high-quality, well-maintained trails for cruising,
exploring, or just enjoying the ride.Manyaccommodations in theareaoffer
special winter rates andmanywith securemachine areas.
Simcoe County has a vast selection of marked trails to explore by foot,
horse, snowshoes, cross-country skis and snowmobile. The linear trails,
many of which are built on abandoned rail lines, form almost a complete
circle in theCounty. The loop trailsaredesigned for thosewhowish to start
and finish in the same location. They are located in conservation areas,
county forests, crown land andmunicipal parks. Experience the beauty of
this amazingwinterwonderland.
Lake Simcoe is one of Ontario’s premier lakes for ice fishing. This lake sees
more fishing inwinter than all three other seasons together and there are
numerousoperatorsall around the lakewhoofferhut rental packages.After
a day on the lake, warm up in one of the fabulous resorts, lodges, bed and
breakfasts and hotels offering first class accommodations. Simcoe County
has restaurants to suit all tastes, including a large selection of eclectic
dining opportunities and ethnic restaurants featuring culinary creations
from around theworld.
Located less than one hour from Toronto, Simcoe County is home to more exhilarating downhill runs than anywhere else in
Ontario. In Simcoe you can also enjoy cross-country skiing at one of themany picturesque resorts, or for a faster pace try snow
tubing or snowmobiling along the nearly endless groomed trails. For something completely different, give snow shoeing, dog
sledding, sleigh rides, winter camping or ice fishing a try.
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