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 the many picturesque resorts, or for a faster pace try snow tubing or snowmobiling along the nearly endless groomed trails. For visitors looking for a different winter experience, give dogsledding, fat biking, or ice fishing a try.

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario offering great hills for skiing and snowboarding. 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 the advanced.

In 1962 Horseshoe Resort in Oro-Medonte opened the doors to one of the most amazing full-service resorts in Ontario. Fifty years later they have grown to a 4-season destination offering attractions year-round for all ages. Each winter they offer specials on everything from Ski and Stay to Spa and Dining Packages.

Snow Valley, in Springwater Township, features snowboarding, skiing and snow tubing for the entire family. Snow Valley was named “best Ontario hill for kids” by Ski Canada Magazine. Daily lift tickets, season passes, equipment rentals and more are available.

Hardwood Ski & Bike in Oro-Medonte offers beautiful trails through hardwood and pine forests. Experience over 80km of meticulously groomed trails for Nordic skiing. Also snowshoers can enjoy a variety of 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 exploring and cruising. Many accommodations in the area offer special winter rates with secure machine areas.

Lake Simcoe is one of Ontario’s premier lakes for ice fishing. This lake sees more fishing in winter than the rest of the year combined and there are numerous operators all around the lake who offer hut rental packages.

Discovery Harbour offers families and friends the opportunity to skate along the shoreline of Georgian Bay, through a unique cultural and historical site. Glide your way through this 1.5 km Skate Trail in Penetanguishene.

Simcoe County offers winter programs for all ages and all abilities! New to Canadian winters? Or winter sports? Don’t worry, Simcoe County has a variety of learn-to-ski and learn-to-snowshoe programs, with rental equipment!

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