Calabogie Peaks is another of the popular ski resorts in Ontario, Canada where both skiers and snowboarders will find excellent conditions and terrain. The Calabogie Peaks Resort is less than 45 minutes from Ottawa and lies on the outskirts of the Algonquin Provincial Park. If you would rather stay for a full vacation, there is plenty of Calabogie lodging, making it easy for families and groups of friends to enjoy a relaxing ski vacation in Eastern Ontario.
There are 22 ski runs and trails spread out over 80 acres at the Calabogie Ski Resort. Three lifts ensure that you will not have to spend too much time waiting in line and can instead make the most of your time on the slopes. The top elevation at the Calabogie Peaks Resort is 1,265 with a bottom elevation of 505 feet and a vertical drop of 760 feet, the highest elevation in Eastern Ontario. The longest run tops out at over a mile. Nordic ski enthusiasts will be excited to know that there are also miles of finely groomed trails for cross-country action. Besides alpine and Nordic skiing, there are terrain parks, chutes for tubing, gear and equipment rental, and lessons for people of all ages and ability levels. The Snow School at Calabogie Peaks is an excellent place for beginners to hone their skills with great instructors. There is a five-week and a ten-week program, as well as daily and private instruction and holiday programs, which means that the Calabogie Ski Resort School is probably only viable for residents unless you are planning an extended stay or making a move.
One of the biggest appeals of the Calabogie Peaks Resort is the wide range of accommodations from which you can choose. Dickson Manor is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. This elegant slope-side inn provides fine dining, a spa and fitness center, and spacious guest rooms. There is also a nice selection of new cottages at the Calabogie Ski Resort that will give you first access to the slopes. There is a restaurant on the premises as well and a range of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment in the surrounding areas.
There are also racing and freestyle programs at Calabogie Peaks where ski and snowboard enthusiasts can test their skills against other competitors. The skiing and snowboarding lasts until the sun goes down and the fun and excitement lasts year round at the resort. The Calabogie Peaks Resort is situated on the west shore of breathtaking Calabogie Lake, so in the summer you can enjoy a wide array of beachfront activities, from volleyball and kayaking, to swimming and laying out. Mountain biking, hiking, golf, backcountry adventures, and chairlift rides are just a few of the other attractions that you can expect to find when you book a trip to Calabogie Peaks. Although this resort is further east than the greatest concentration of ski areas in Ontario, you can still easily make your way to a wide range of other destinations if you are planning a ski tour of the area. Camp Fortune and Mt. Pakenham are both within an hour’s drive and resorts like Hockley Valley, Glen Eden, and Blue Mountain are accessible with relative ease.
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