Both Ski and Snowboard Centres open on January 1, 2022. Learn about Winter Recreation Programs.

The City has ski and snowboard centres at Centennial Park and Earl Bales Park.

Status & Service Alerts

Find out if the slopes are open, closed or have a service alert by visiting the specific centre page:

The ski season is scheduled to begin January 1 and ends mid-March, but is weather and snowfall dependent.

  • Masks/face coverings are required on the Earl Bales chairlift and are highly recommended at all other times
  • People from different households must keep a physical distance of at least two metres/six feet from each other. This includes putting on/taking off equipment
  • Indoor capacity has been reduced to fall within provincial guidelines
  • Participants are encouraged, where possible, to use their car as a place for changing in and out of their equipment
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized before and after each use
  • Chalets will be open for washroom use only

Earl Bales Chairlift

  • Face masks/coverings are required while in the chairlift line and on the chairlifts
  • Gloves must be worn while on the chairlift
  • Before each ski and snowboard instructional session, participants will be given an assessment and training on how to use the chairlift safety bar. If participants require assistance a caregiver will be required to accompany the participant on the chairlift.  The caregiver must have a valid lift ticket and be wearing ski/snowboard equipment.
  • Minimum Height requirements 130 cm

Ski and snowboard lessons are offered at both facilities. Learn how to register for recreation programs.

Skiing

Snowboard

Main Hill

  • Main hills
    • two runs at Centennial Park
    • three runs at Earl Bales
  • Includes chairlift at Earl Bales or Carpet Lift at Centennial
  • Beginner Hill at Earl Bales or Learning Hill at Centennial

Lift Ticket Prices

Duration 18 years and under 60 years+ 19 years+
1 Hour $17.00 $17.00 $20.50
2 Hours $20.50 $20.50 $26.00
3 Hours $26.00 $26.00 $29.50
4 Hours $29.50 $29.50 $24.50
All day $39.00 $39.00 $39.00
Rope Tow/Learning Area $12.50 $12.50 $12.50

Season Snow Pass

All season snow passes:

  • provide access to Main Hills / Rope Tow / Learning Area
  • include access to the chairlift at Earl Bales and the carpet lift at Centennial Park

Full Season Snow Pass

  • Can be used Monday to Sunday, open to close
  • Can be used at both Ski and Snowboard Centres

Weekday Day Season Snow Pass

  • Can be used Monday to Friday only, open to 4 p.m.
  • Does not include weekends
  • Can be used at both Ski and Snowboard Centres

Night Season Snow Pass

  • Can be used Monday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to close
  • Can be used at both Ski and Snowboard Centres
Age Group Full Season
(All hours of operation)
Weekday Day Season Pass
Monday to Friday
(open until 4 p.m.)
Night Season Pass
Monday to Sunday
(4 p.m. to close)
18 years and under $426.00 $207.00 $207.00
19 years+ $491.50 $264.00 $264.00
60 years+ $245.75 $132.00 $132.00
Family Pass $840.00 N/A N/A

A $48 non-resident fee is applied to all Season Snow Passes.

The season snow passes are available to buy starting in December and can be purchased with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Cash or Cheque.

Best Value

For participants in a four or eight week program, get a season snow pass for $285.00.

Lost Snow Passes

A $12 replacement fee is charged for lost passes.

Rules and Waiver Information

  • Skiers and snowboarders must have a valid Snow Pass and are required to read and understand the waiver/release
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have the release of liability waiver signed by a parent/guardian
  • Walking on the slopes is prohibited

A valid Snow Pass or Lift Ticket is required to rent ski or snowboard equipment.

Rates/Fees

Time Full Ski or Snowboard Set Skis Only Poles Only Boots Only Snowboard Only Helmet
One Hour $19.50 $17.00 $14.00 $14.00 $17.00 $6.00
Two Hours $21.50 $19.50 $14.00 $15.50 $19.50 $6.00
Three Hours $24.00 $21.50 $14.00 $18.00 $21.50 $6.00
Four Hours $28.50 $26.00 $14.00 $20.50 $26.00 $6.00
All day $35.50 $28.50 $14.00 $24.00 $28.50 $6.00
  • A caregiver must rent on behalf of users under 18 years of age and must read, understand and sign a Release of Liability Waiver
  • Rental equipment is available during regular business hours, weekends and holidays
  • Equipment is available as first come, first served
  • A security deposit is required:
    • $300 per person or $600 for a maximum of four people
    • $50 per person for helmets only
    • Cash or credit card is accepted and the Credit Card owner’s signature is required
  • Interac pre-authorizations are not available
  • One piece of valid government-issued photo identification is required to rent equipment

Helmets and Hill Safety

  • Helmets are required for all participants registered in lessons and are highly recommended for all patrons.
  • Helmets must be an approved (EN 1077 Standard) ski or snowboard helmet
  • For the safety of all patrons and participants, proper ski/snowboard equipment must be worn on any of the hills or on-snow-terrain.

Tobogganing is not allowed on the Ski and Snowboard hills in accordance with Parks By-Law 608. Find out where you can toboggan in Toronto.