Our favorite ski / snowboard resort located in Coldwater, Ontario just north of Barrie is Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone has many features for skiing or snowboarding, for novice to expert, little kids to big kids – there is something for everyone:
- 36 Ski Runs
- 12 Lifts, including 3 – 6 person lifts
- 7 Parks
- 91 Features
- 2 Half Pipes
- 3 Terrain Parks – SkooL YaRd Grom Park, Junkyard Progression Park & Outback Super Park
- Bag Jump
- 3 Carpets
- 2 km’s – longest run
- 170 Skiable Acres
- 550′ Vertical Drop
- Day & Night Skiing – Open 9 am – 9 pm
- Snow School – semi or private lessons
- 4 Active Webcams – see before you drive
We’ve skied here during the week and on a busy Saturday. Their lines may look long entering the lifts, but they are highspeed. We didn’t stand still once waiting to enter the lift. With so many runs, the hills weren’t packed as people disbursed throughout the many options.
Groomed, immaculate, corduroy hills – We went the day after a rain fall thinking it may be icy. There was no ice on the hills anywhere. Their investment in snowmaking machines was worth every penny – 7 groomers in total!
There are many places to grab a bite to eat or just sit and relax on the bases of Mount St. Louis and Moonstone. Although we didn’t purchase food here, it looked quite good.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone opened in 1964 and is growing strong. Found a little history on their website I’d like to share which is a great commitment and community gesture:
2017 – The winter season returned with a bit more normalcy. MSLM’s season was from December 9 2016 – March 26 2017. MSLM offered $4.50 lift tickets again Dec 23 2016 to celebrate our historic Opening in 1964 and raise money and food for our local food banks. Over $5000 in cash and over 5000lbs of food was donated. MSLM hosted another Freestyle Skiing NORAM, Snowboard Canada Nationals, Snowboard Ontario Provincials and the 4th Annual Vans Hi Standard in our award-winning terrain parks. The weather was up and down this season. Every Tuesday in January and February saw rain and freezing rain. Many thaws and freezes. Summer 2017 saw continued improvements on mountain.
– $500,000 on snow-making upgrades and automation
– $350,000 increasing Night Lighting on Saint, Promenade, and Venture trails
– 3 NEW Pisten Bully groomers complete with SnowSat GPS which accurately measures snow depth on trails
– Re-grading expansion of Moonstone Novice Slope and relocation of Novice Carpet. MSLM also hosted another Tough Mudder in September.
I only have 1 question for the wonderful people that look after this resort – Are you ever going to offer downhill mountain biking?
Happy adventuring! #getoutside ♥