Ski Clubs and Resorts
Alpine Ski Club
Alpine Ski Club is one of a small community of private ski clubs offering their members access to a winter ski and snowboard experience not available at any public resort. While each club has its own focus, Alpine is all about the family and providing a safe environment full of opportunities and experiences for children and their parents on the most diverse and best managed terrain locally available.
Alpine is a place where there is a program to meet every member’s needs be it learning to freestyle, honing snowboarding skills, developing skiing style and confidence, or competing for the podium. It’s a place where any member’s path is supported whether they choose skis or snowboards – at any age. It’s a place for interaction whether as a family or as children or parents with their friends. And it’s a place that makes quality of experience a priority whether outdoors or in, and manages responsibly to ensure that this happens.
The quality of experience is evident on the hills between the attention to snow conditions and grooming, the generous uphill lift capacity, and the breadth of terrain to inspire confidence in the most timid beginner or challenge the most seasoned expert. The national calibre instruction and coaching staff of Certified Professionals work with all ages and abilities in programs tailored to every interest or one-on-one in a private lesson setting. As an added bonus, the views of Georgian Bay are Ontario’s answer to the awe inspired by a mountain setting, and the layout cleverly provides access to the clubhouse in a single descent from the top of every lift.
The fabric of family is woven into a full social calendar. The skating rink is the site of family skates, hot chocolate, and pick-up games. The snowshoeing trails are well enjoyed for fitness and social outings, with and without Fido. The fireplaces and sunny windows are ideal for spectator relaxation, especially when the Dummy Downhill and Family Day race are running, that is, unless you’re not already enjoying a barbeque on the deck. And when the lifts shut down the après-ski life kicks in, with age-appropriate events for all generations that let parents socialize over finger food and adult beverages while the kids capture the flag, compete in the mini-Olympics or enjoy a magic show.
Alpine Ski Club is more than weekends on the slopes. It is family time spent actively outdoors building lifetime friends and memories.
242 Arrowhead Rd #17, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 0S1
Beaver Valley Ski Club
Skiing in the Beaver Valley has been recorded as early as February 1936 when the Dominion of Canada Skiing Championships attracted 2,000 spectators to the valley. In 1948 the ski site was discovered.
The Davis homestead provided the best prospects for ski terrain and the first tow opened in January 1949. After a decade of financially struggling to operate the hill an interested group of skiers formed a partnership to operate Beaver Valley Resorts Ltd. Under this group the resort flourished to include new trails at Lazy Loop and Roller Coaster. The Weber home farm property which is now the base of the ski club property was acquired, a ski shop and main lodge were erected which created the warm sense of belonging which is hallmark to Beaver Valley Ski Club today. A winter of poor snow put a financial strain on the club with very low skier visits which contributed to the club going private and becoming Beaver Valley Ski Club in 1967. With 79 Charter members and a goal to entice 121 more people to join BVSC the club was born.
Today Beaver Valley is a winter playground, providing members and guests a top-quality skiing experience and a variety of other outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family.
BVSC is for active families looking to belong to a relaxed and welcoming club where they can spend quality time together and foster new friendships. The club is known for its great terrain park, signature run Avalanche and its friendly atmosphere. Beaver Valley Ski Club provides an attractive and affordable option for private club membership to young families.
100 Pioneer Dr, Markdale, Ontario, N0C 1H0
Blue Mountain Resorts
Blue Mountain is an alpine ski resort in Ontario just northwest of Collingwood. It is situated on a section of the Niagara Escarpment about 1 km (0.6 mi.) from Nottawasaga Bay, and is a major destination for skiers from southern Ontario. On average, Blue Mountain sells more than 750,000 lift tickets per year, making it the third-busiest ski resort in Canada, after Whistler-Blackcomb in B.C. and Mont Tremblant in Quebec It is one of the largest resorts in OntaB terrains. Majority-owned by Intrawest since 1999, the resort has recently undergone major renovations, including new high-speed lifts and a new “village” similar to those built at Tremblant and Whistler at its base. The local area forms the newly incorporated town of The Blue Mountains,Ontario.
108 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 3Z2
Craigleith Ski Club
A community of family and friends
Founded in 1958, Craigleith is a warm, vibrant community that embraces its Members, creating a home away from home on the hills and in the lodge. Members love it here because it feels like family – events, activities and programs all centre around a big group of friends who all love skiing, snowboarding and the great outdoors. We’re proud of being at the centre of such a great group of people, and that pride is reflected in our service, our facilities, and our commitment to providing a premium experience to all our valued Members and their guests.
A beautiful place to ski
Thirty-two beautifully groomed trails that range from easy to expert. Terrain feature areas including a progression park, a terrain park and an SBX course. Plus breathtaking views of the beautiful Escarpment and Georgian Bay. Craigleith is the perfect setting for an enjoyable, premiere ski and snowboarding experience all season long.
Our facilities include a high-capacity snowmaking system with skilled grooming staff who work hard to ensure the best possible conditions. We have six efficient lifts (three high-speed chairlifts, a detached quad, the Little John triple chair and a carpet lift for beginners), terrain feature areas including a progression park, a terrain park and an SBX course, three lodges with fabulous food choices, a great staff and fun-filled social programs for all ages. And, of course, a team of expert instructors and coaches who offer ski, snowboard and racing programs to suit every level and degree of competitiveness.
Enjoy the club all year round
Craigleith certainly does winter well, but we aren’t just about the snow. We also offer great summertime activities with our comprehensive tennis program. Plus, Members will enjoy our newest addition that opened in the summer of 2012 – a big outdoor pool that’s perfect for a post-game dip, a swim with the kids, or just a lazy afternoon in the sun.
164 Craigleith Rd, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 0S4
Devil’s Glen Ski Club
Enjoyed by generations for 50 years…“Ontario’s best kept secret”.
Devil’s Glen is nestled within the Niagara Escarpment on nearly 600 acres of spectacular countryside, just 1 ½ hours north of Toronto and 20 minutes south of Collingwood. It has something for everyone in your family; from beginner slopes to some of the most challenging runs in Ontario, including an advanced Terrain Park.
“Glen” is a Gaelic word that means a ‘narrow and often hidden valley’; a perfect description for Devil’s Glen. This beautiful, secluded setting offers spectacular views, magnificent snowshoe trails and the warmest après ski atmosphere on the Niagara Escarpment.
Since 1965, we have offered our members a truly perfect “Winter Getaway” and our family friendly atmosphere offers you a “Devil’s Glen Experience” that is second to none! Our state of the art facilities while preserving our cherished size, values and traditions offer our members and guests’ exceptional amenities, world class snow conditions and a recently renovated post and beam lodge, making Devil’s Glen go unsurpassed – outshining all others!
Devil’s Glen Country Club is committed to you and your family to ensure that you get the most out of your “Experience” at the Club; the “Devil’s Glen Experience” goes beyond comparison. We have a lot to be pleased about and we want to share it with you!
1793 County Rd-124, Glen Huron, Ontario, L0M 1L0
Georgian Peaks Ski Club
Life Peaks Here!
LIFE PEAKS in the presence of happiness. And happiness can mean many things.
It Peaks on the edge of a ski on a turn you’re barely holding. It Peaks in the hills you climb in the company of only your thoughts. Life Peaks in friendly conversations on the chair, the air in your nostrils, in the clompity-clomp of ski boots in the Lodge. It Peaks in the smiles on our children’s faces. And the smiles those create on ours. Life Peaks in starting gates, toes cold enough to let us know we’re alive and beers so cold, they don’t get any better.
It Peaks in Volunteers carrying ski coats, funny helmet days and friends at the bar who say “How do you do?” Not “What do you do?” Life Peaks in wondrous ways. But when you can look back after a weekend, tired muscles and all and proclaim “It doesn’t get any better than this!”, this much reveals itself:
Life, for all the beauty and adrenaline and community it has to offer, Peaks HERE!
104 Wensley St, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0
Osler Bluff Ski Club Ltd
In 1948, two friends on a ski vacation to Quebec became frustrated with standing in long lift lines. For Struan Robertson and Bill Kingsmill the solution was simple – create their own ski area, a private club.
By the spring of 1949 they felt they had the interest of enough keen skiers to source a suitable location. The summer was spent exploring and hiking the Niagara escarpment in the Collingwood area, resulting in signed agreements to purchase 50 acres with options on an additional 200 acres. The first General Meeting of The Osler Bluff Ski Club was held on September 27, 1949. The membership goal of 300 was attained by 1954 plus a waiting list which, within two years, rapidly grew to more than 130 names. Thus, the vision of these two men became a reality.
As the old saying goes, the three most important factors for success are location, location and location. The same can be said for skiing. While our two founders were hiking and flying over the escarpment near Collingwood in the summer of 1949, they were also consulting with local farmers, who advised that the snow conditions on the slopes above the Poplar Sideroad were the best along the escarpment.
A base elevation 200 feet higher than Blue Mountain and being situated 10 km from the Georgian Bay shoreline creates more natural snow as the prevailing winds push up over the escarpment and move inland. Osler Bluff’s northeast exposure also provides better protection against snow erosion from wind and direct sun.
Little did these Osler pioneers realize that the distance from Georgian Bay would reduce its moderating effect on the temperature to allow for more optimum artificial snowmaking at the beginning of the season, and much cozier skiing conditions later in the season when the Bay ices over.
Our vertical drop of 745 feet is among the greatest in Ontario, and our natural terrain provides some of the longest, most scenic trails from beginner to expert. For those who wish a change of pace, over 27 km of marked cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails wind through the club property.
795534 The Blue Mountains Clearview Townline, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 0R7
Toronto Ski Club
796456 Grey Road 19, Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 4Z4