News Release
January 28, 2023

The City of Toronto’s Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre is now open for residents and visitors to enjoy. Weather dependent, the Centre is usually open until mid-March.

The main hill is open for both registered lessons and leisure skiing. The beginner hill and racer hill remain closed while crews build the base layer and groom snow accumulation. Weather permitting, staff are preparing for the beginner hill to open next week.

The daily operation, opening and closing of the centre is weather and snowfall-dependent, and residents should check the current conditions before heading out.

Information on hours of operation, fees for lift tickets and passes, service alerts, and rental equipment information is available on the website. Helmets are required for all participants registered in lessons and are highly recommended for patrons of all ages.

While skiing and snowboarding do have fees to participate, the City offers many free winter recreation programs and activities that can be found on the Welcome TO Winter webpage.


“I would like to thank City staff for working so diligently and quickly to get this ski hill up and running as soon as the weather could permit this winter. I invite all Torontonians to take full advantage of the Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre, and all of the different venues across our city that are open for residents to enjoy through the winter months.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Skiing and snowboarding are some of the many activities for all ages that the City offers through our Welcome to Winter programs.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Councillor Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the infrastructure and Environment Committee

“Skiing and snowboarding at Earl Bales Park is one of the many offerings this park has for residents and visitors year-round. Its more than 127 acres features playgrounds, walking trails, an amphitheatre and a dog off-leash area.”
– Councillor James Pasternak (York Centre)

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