Snowfall earlier this week in Toronto was bad news for commuters and homeowners who had to grab their shovels, but it’s good news for fans of winter sports since it allowed the city to finally open a North York ski slope. The Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre in Toronto is officially open. The centre is normally open until mid-March, depending on the weather.
Both registered instruction and recreational skiing are permitted on the main slope. While staff develop the base layer and groom snow accumulation, the novice and racer hills remain closed. Staff workers are preparing for the novice hill to open in early February, weather permitting. More than 100 participants are anticipated for the first set of sessions for both adults and children, according to city employees. The facility contains a racing hill, restrooms, and a ski lodge in addition to a beginning hill with a rope tow, a major hill with three routes that start at the summit, and a chairlift.
The daily functioning of the centre, including opening and closing times, is weather and snowfall dependant, and people should verify the current conditions before venturing out.
The website contains information on operating hours, lift ticket and pass pricing, service notifications, and rental equipment. Helmets are mandatory for all registered participants in lessons and are highly recommended for everyone.