March 15, 2010 — With things looking and feeling a lot more like Spring in Ontario, we went to find out if you can still go skiing and snowboarding this March Break.
It's that time of year when the temperature starts rising and snow and ice begin melting.
So what does this mean for ski hills across Ontario?
Well, in many parts of the province, it's not too late to carve up the slopes.
'We're certainly trying to get the word out in the GTA that we do have great snow and spring-like conditions at the resort,' says Kelly O'Neil of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort. 'With 90 centimetres of base on the hill, that's more than enough to carry us through March Break, and we're enjoying nice spring-like granular conditions on the hill at Blue Mountain.'
And they aren't the only ones. Here's a look at how many runs are open at these Ontario ski resorts:
Still, temperatures are set to climb later this week.
'Parts of Ontario will be soaring into the mid teens this week,' says Weather Network meteorologist Rob Davis. 'There will also be plenty of sunshine. That could have an impact on the snowpack and the snow-making.'
All outdoor skating rinks in the Toronto area have now closed for the season, and tonight is the deadline for all anglers to get their ice huts off frozen lakes and rivers. The deadline, set by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, is midnight tonight. Those who fail to remove their huts could be fined.
For more information on ski resorts in your area, click our 'Ski Report' link above on the right-hand side of the page.
And for the latest forecast details in your area, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National and Regional forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.