January 1, 2009
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Want to spend a nice weekend outside Toronto during the winter?
Take a ride out to Blue Mountains!
Blue Mountains is a famous skiing place not far from Toronto (approx. <3hrs driving). From Toronto, you have to take the Highway 400 North to Barrie and take exit 98. You cannot miss it. Just keep on going on Highway 26 west to Collingwood when out of the highway.
During the winter, snow storms are quite likely to happen, so be prepared to drive in bad conditions. If you are not comfortable with driving in the snow, you had better leave Toronto in the morning just in time to get to Collingwood with the daylight.
Personally, I have been to Mountain Springs Resort. It is a very nice and warm resort. Although, during the winter it is very crowded and not every room is as nice as it appears on leaflets and on their website. We had water leaking from the ceiling: we moved to a new upgraded room but I guess that there are big building materials quality issues at Mountain Springs Resort. I had a great time with Bowen anyway ^_^
The main village of Blue Mountains is not far from Mountains Springs, which is located in Skiing place number 4. Every resort will provide you with a small convenient map: there are 4 areas in Blue Mountains. The main village of Blue Mountains is between number 1 and number 2.
Even if many Torontonians and Canadians come to Blue Mountains for skiing, as a European I feel that the Mountain is actually only a small hill. But I guess that for low-skilled snowboarders this place is very funny. You can easily go down the hill without worrying of hurting yourself.
Want a break from Toronto’s busy life? Enjoy Blue Mountains|