The great Canadian winter we all remember from our childhood is back. And while you may have come a long way from catching snowflakes on your tongue, it’s time to once again embrace the fresh powder and frosty days and discover the excitement of hitting the slopes. After all, this is Canada, and there is no better way to enjoy winter life than carving through the snow. Whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you’re an experienced rider, your winter playground is only minutes away in the GTA.
Nestled in the rolling drumlins of Clarington, less than 45 minutes east of Toronto, Brimacombe ski area is one of Southern Ontario’s largest ski and snowboard facilities. Boasting 21 trails, 10 lifts and two terrain parks spread over more than 65 skiable acres, Brimacombe offers something for all ages and ability levels making the resort a great option for families.
Not only can visitors enjoy a breathtaking view of the Oak Ridges Moraine, there’s also the added convenience of an on-site snow school, rental facility and Slopeside retail store.
Brimacombe also has a long history of producing some of the nation’s top athletes — from national ski racer Doug Woodcock, who went on to become Canada’s top pro racer for almost half a decade, to several well noted ski jumpers including three-time Olympian Ron Richards.
Currently two of Brimacombe’s own, Steve Barlow and Matt Morison, represent Canada on the world circuit as part of the National Alpine Snowboard Team. Even more exciting, Morison will represent Canada in two events at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics. This will be Morison’s second time on the Canadian Olympic Snowboarding Team.
Morison began snowboarding at an early age on the slopes of Brimacombe. At the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 he placed 11th in the Parallel Giant Slalom. This year, in Sochi, he will be competing in not one, but two events and Brimacombe will be rolling out the red carpet to cheer him on with a pep rally in his honour on Friday, February 21.
Visit www.brimacombe.ca for more details and make this Canadian winter an unforgettable one!