Any day now the thermometer is going to hit zero and Atlantic Canada is going to get covered in snow – we can’t wait! Skiiers and snowboarders who are itching to get out on the slopes should look into picking up their ski tickets now, as many hills are offering huge early bird deals on their full season passes.
We put together a list of awesome hills all throughout Atlantic Canada that you have to hit this ski season. Some are less than two hours from Halifax, while others are all the way in Newfoundland, but all seven are definitely worth the road trip.
1. Wentworth // Truro, NS
Only an hour and a half from Halifax, Wentworth offers some of the best downhill skiing in Nova Scotia, with accessible night skiing and cross country skiing trails available during ski season. Take some lessons at their snow school, or their intricate trail system if you’re already a pro!
2. Martock // Windsor, NS
Stay overnight at a cabin in Windsor and spend the day skiing through the slopes at Martock this winter! Shop for a season pass and take advantage of their awesome deals, or just try out some lessons for a day at their ski & snowboard school. Stay on top of their conditions by checking the Martock webcam, and plan the perfect ski day when the weather is right!
3. Ben Eoin // Sydney, NS
Road trip out to Ben Eoin in Sydney, Nova Scotia for the perfect ski weekend as soon as the snow falls. Pick up your individual membership now at their all time low early bird rate of $249, and throw on a snow shoeing membership as well to try something new!
4. Poley Mountain // Sussex, NB
If you’re looking for a little bit more adventure, take a winter road trip over to New Brunswick and hit the slops at Poley Mountain, just outside of Sussex. With 32 hills and 5 lifts, Poley is a great hill to try if you want to mix up your maritime skiing experience.
5. Crabbe Mountain // Central Hainesville, NB
Season passes to Crabbe Mountain are now on sale, be sure to book those ASAP and stay on top of Crabbe’s trail report online, which will update visitors on the conditions of their 34 runs. Book a stay at the Delta Fredericton on your next ski trip to Crabbe Mountain and receive a discount on your lift ticket!
6. Marble Mountain // Steady Brook, NFLD
If you’re looking to go for a major ski trip spanning a week or so, book a chalet near Marble Mountain and take in beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador from the summit of this gorgeous resort. Pick up an early bird pass today for $485, granting you full access to the hill all winter long and saving you over $200!
7. Brookvale Provincial Ski Park // Brookvale, P.E.I
For a once in a lifetime chance to ski a provincial park, drive out to Brookvale in P.E.I and experience some pristine conditions at this secluded hill system. The park is perfect terrain for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, so be sure to book your tickets as soon as the snow hits!