Each year, the City of Toronto’s two ski and snowboard centres attract thousands of people who want to improve their skills on the hills. Centennial Park and Earl Bales ski and snowboard centres are located near public transit and have competitive lift, equipment and instruction rates, and great hours. Season’s passes are available for both locations.
The Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre, 4169 Bathurst St., is now open for the season and will operate until mid-March 2018. Features include ski and snowboard school, snowboard and downhill ski rentals, helmet rentals, snowmaking equipment, a four-passenger chairlift, a rope tow, night skiing, and a snack bar and fireplace. Please note, there is no banking machine onsite. The ski centre can be reached by phone at 416-395-7931.
Hours for 2018 – Lessons, Leisure Skiing and Snowboarding
- Monday: 10 am to 9:30pm
- Tuesday: 10 am to 9:30pm
- Wednesday: 10 am to 9:30pm
- Thursday: 10 am to 9:30pm
- Friday: 10 am to 9:30pm
- Saturday: 9am to 8pm
- Sunday: 9am to 6pm
The use of helmets is mandatory at City of Toronto ski and snowboard facilities for participants of all ages in school board programs, other school groups and ski racing programs, as well as for race coaching staff, on-hill supervisors and ski patrol members.
More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/skiing/ or by calling 311.
Improvements to the Earl Bales Ski Centre Happening in 2018
I recently met with Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff to discuss state of good repair improvements for the Earl Bales ski centre that are happening later in 2018. Please see the proposed floor plan below and let us know of your thoughts and suggestions for the centre.