March 22, 2010 — March Break is over and spring has sprung, so that means most ski hills in Ontario are closing up. There are however some still hanging on for a few more rides.
It wasn't a typical ski season across Ontario this year.
The lack of snow and milder temperatures during the season made for a bit of a bumpy ride down ski hills in the province.
Christine Jamieson is with Horseshoe Resort near Barrie and says although this winter wasn't ideal for ski resorts, it was still stable. “We were able to make snow and a ton of it between the end of December and all of January.”
Jamieson says, the fairly consistent conditions allowed them to maintain the man made snow that they had.
Right now Horseshoe resort is closed, but as long as Mother Nature cooperates they plan to reopen for the Easter long weekend. There's currently enough snow left to groom some of their runs for the holiday.
“We're not planning to open the entire resort on Easter weekend, we're just going to open a couple of runs and probably our main chair lift and provide our guests an extra opportunity to ski during this season,” says Jamieson.
Right now, Blue Mountain, Snow Valley and Devil's Elbow are the only ski resorts that are still open and running.
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