On February 16th chairlifts in Ontario will be spinning. This is the news we need right now. See below for more details. Click here for Covid protocol.
Ontario will have a ski season after all, thousands of people are going back to work.
TORONTO, ON – February 8, 2021 – Ontario’s ski industry is happy with the Ontario Government’s announcement today. While the operational adaptations for each stage vary slightly based on region, ski lifts in eastern Ontario can open as early as February 11th, 2021 and most of the remaining areas can re-open on February 16th. Resorts in Peel, Toronto and York will reopen on February 22. This return to the slopes comes as stay-at-home orders are lifted and most other outdoor snow recreational activities can resume.
Ontarians can now plan to visit their favourite hills, in the extremely near future, in accordance with Public Health guidelines, including (but not limited to):
• Face masks/coverings must be worn to use a ski lift
• General capacity limits will be adhered to
• All rentals can resume, with the resorts adding sanitization measures
• Ski lessons can be offered with conditions, including physical distancing
“Call ahead or visit the ski area website to learn about what you need to know, before you go,” advises Kevin Nichol, President of the Ontario Ski Resorts Association (OSRA). “Resorts have well established COVID-19 operational plans that help ensure a safe and healthy day on the slopes. From online ticketing to limiting chalet access, this is a different ski season, but a very welcome one! Just plan ahead to know what to expect and how to ski within the new rules,” Nichol advises.