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Planning a Winter Ski Trip in Barrie

Thursday, January 07, 2016

There’s a lot that goes into planning a romantic weekend ski trip for two. You have to decide whether to rent or to buy your equipment, if you’re going to take lessons, how many lift tickets you’ll need, where you’ll eat, and of course, you’ll have to find a hotel in Barrie, Ontario. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

To Rent or to Buy Equipment?

Unless you’re an avid skier, it’s probably better to rent your equipment since it can be very expensive to purchase. As well, if you are traveling from out of town then bringing your own equipment is not always possible. Fortunately, all local hills offer affordable rates to renters so you can travel with peace of mind knowing your skis will be waiting for you at your destination.

Kids with Adults on skis

Booking Ski Lessons

If it’s been a while since you’ve hit the slopes, lessons for two are a great way to get back into the swing of things. Lesson packages usually include a lift ticket and the price of equipment such skis, poles and a helmet. By taking lessons and brushing up on your skills, you are more likely to feel confident and enjoy your day. Many ski hills also offer discounts on lessons if you are planning to rent equipment.

Purchasing Lift Tickets

One lift ticket is usually included in the price of a lesson, but if you want more time on the slopes, you’ll need to buy extra lift tickets. Check the ski hill’s webpage for current specials or buy a value booklet online for even bigger savings.

Deciding Where to Eat

Ski hills often have limited options when it comes to dining. Staying in a Barrie hotel and eating a meal beforehand at the facility is a much better option if you plan on skiing during the day. By staying in a Barrie hotel, you will not only save money, but you’ll also enjoy a choice of venues for dining, shopping and sightseeing. Ski hills are a popular tourist destination, so be prepared to pay higher prices if you eat at the hill.

Booking a Hotel

If you want to get the most out of your weekend away, stay at a hotel in Barrie, like Monte Carlo Inns. It’ll be less crowded than the ski resort and you’ll enjoy having access to Barrie’s exciting nightlife, as well as a number of different local attractions. With a variety of luxurious rooms, you’ll be sure to enjoy the comfort of having your own place close to the hills to relax rather than driving home after an exhausting day.

Stay & Ski with Monte Carlo Inns

With the Mount St. Louis, Snow Valley and Horseshoe ski hills all located within a 15-minute radius of our location, Monte Carlo Inns is the perfect Barrie hotel for your ski trip. With our Stay & Ski package you can hit the slopes all day and then return to your hotel to feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud in one of our comfortable rooms at night. With our package, you can enjoy skiing at one of three downhill facilities or experience snow tubing during your extended stay.

Monte Carlo Inns has some of the best hotel packages in Barrie. Contact us today to book a special winter getaway that you’ll both love!


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