Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre will open Saturday, January 28, 2023. The beginner hill and racer hill will remain closed while crews continue to build up the base layer and groom the snow accumulation. Participants are being notified about the status of their program and options for cancellation.

Skiing and snowboarding are no longer available at Centennial Park (Etobicoke). The City is offering a variety of new, affordable programs and free events at the park over the 2022/2023 winter season.

The City has a ski and snowboard centre at Earl Bales Park. Ski and Snowboard Lessons provide details on instructor-led programs and classes.

Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre has:

  • one beginner hill: rope tow, all ages
  • one main hill: three runs that start at the top of the hill
    • take one chairlift (sits four people) to the top
  • a race hill: for general public use when not in use by ski racing groups
  • washrooms (access from both inside and outside the building)
  • accessible ski chalet

The ski season is scheduled to begin in January and end mid-March, depending on weather and snowfall.

Find out if the slopes are open, closed or have a service alert by visiting Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre.

Lift Ticket Prices

Age Group One-Hour Two-Hour Three-Hour Four-Hour All Day
18 years and younger $18.00 $22.00 $27.50 $31.50 $42.00
19+ years $22.00 $27.50 $31.50 $36.50 $42.00
60+ years $18.00 $22.00 $27.50 $31.50 $42.00

Use of the beginner hill is $13.500 per day for all ages

Season Ski Membership

Ski Memberships:

  • provide access to Main Hill and Beginner Hill
  • include access to the chairlift
Purchase ski memberships in person. Payments via American Express, Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash or cheque are accepted.
Age Group Night*
18 years and younger $221.50
19+ years $282.50
60+ years $141.25
Family Membership

A Family Membership is a season’s ski membership for two adults and up to four children. For Non-Residents wishing to purchase a ski membership, a $50 non-resident fee is applied in addition to the membership fee.

*Monday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to close.

Lost Ski Memberships

A $13 replacement fee is charged for lost memberships.

Rules and Waiver Information

  • Skiers and snowboarders must have a valid Ski Membership and lift ticket and are required to read, understand and sign the waiver/release
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have the release of liability waiver signed by a parent/guardian
  • Walking on the hills is prohibited

A valid Ski Membership or Lift Ticket is required to rent ski or snowboard equipment.

Rates/Fees

Equipment One-hour Two-hour Three-hour Four-hour All Day
Full Ski set (poles not included but  available upon request) $20.50 $23.00 $26.00 $30.50 $38.00
Skis only $18.00 $20.50 $23.00 $27.50 $30.50
Boots only $15.00 $16.50 $19.50 $22.00 $26.00
Full Snowboard set $20.50 $23.00 $26.00 $30.50 $38.00
Snowboard only $18.00 $20.50 $23.00 $27.50 $30.50
Helmet $6.50 $6.50 $6.50 $6.50 $6.50

Rules and Waiver Information

  • 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
  • Equipment rental is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Ski poles are available upon request with limited availability
  • 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
  • For the safety of all patrons and participants, proper ski/snowboard equipment must be worn on any of the hills or on-snow-terrain. Helmets are highly recommended for all patrons.

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.