Gigantic ski hill will take over Nathan Phillips Square mid-February
Ski and snowboard for free right in the heart of downtown Toronto
TORONTO, February, 2023 – If you hear the swish-swish of skis and snowboards while in downtown Toronto right before family day weekend, you won’t be imagining it! If you have ever been wanting to try alpine skiing or snowboarding but haven’t had the chance? Join Go Skiing Go Snowboarding and the Ontario Snow Resorts Association as they set up a gigantic 80-foot ski hill in Nathan Phillips Square, helping snowsports curious Torontonians turn their winter blues into winter ‘WooHoos.’
Free to downtown dwellers, commuters, families and anyone who wants to try sliding on snow, this unique city-based experience is designed to invite as many first timers to try winter snow sports in the heart of Toronto on February 15 and 16 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.
Everything will be provided to help Torontonians forget about shovelling and learn to love the joy that snow can bring. From skis and snowboards, boots and instruction all they have to do is sign up.
“Skiing and snowboarding are an essential part of Canadian culture. By bringing the snow to downtown Toronto, the Ontario Snow Resorts Association is demonstrating its collective commitment to introducing as many people as possible to the joys of being outdoors and sliding on snow during winter”, says Kevin Nichol, President of the Ontario Snow Resorts Association.
The entire display takes two days to set up, so expect a lot of activity in the square on the 13th and 14th. They expect to have about 100 volunteers over the course of 2 days. All donating their time from OSRA resorts and Associate members and partners.
In addition to its mission of increasing participation in snow sports across the country with innovative and interactive events like this, Go Skiing Go Snowboarding ensures they are a one stop shop for anyone who wants to learn all they need to know before they go and provides snow lovers deals, incentives and packages to make them fall in love with snow from the get go.
350,000 additional Skiers and Snowboarders took to Ontario’s hills last season
“In 2021-2022, 350,000 more skiers and snowboarders joined winter lovers across Canada who love sliding on snow,” says Nichol. “New Canadians are also joining our sport… In 2021-2022, 16% were visible minorities, up from 12% the season before.”
Learn to Love Winter All over Again – Amazing deal for newbies
“We feel that once people try sliding on snow they are simply going to learn to love winter all over again,” says Paul Pinchbeck, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council. “At GoSkiingGoSnowboarding.ca we offer information so people can find everything they need before they head out to the hills, packages that offer newbies the chance to try the sport for $25 that includes tickets, lessons and rentals, to bundled packages of lift passes to help returning enthusiasts save on ticket prices.”
Come join in the fun at Nathan Phillips Square to show your Canadian pride on February 15 and 16 and celebrate in true Canadian style.
More About the Canadian Ski Council
Founded in 1977, the Canadian Ski Council represents 239 ski areas across Canada and is a national, not-for-profit ski and snowboard organization whose mandate is to increase participation in recreational skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in Canada.
More About Ontario Snow Resorts Association
The Ontario Snow Resorts Association (OSRA) is comprises 48 Alpine, 1 Tube Park and 10 Cross Country areas across Ontario. It also includes 7 Alpine areas from the Atlantic provinces, plus over 70 Associate members made up of equipment suppliers and service providers to the snow industry. Our website https://skiontario.ca promotes member snow resorts and associate members/partners, along with providing safe skiing/snowboarding information and snow reporting to the public.
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