Top 3 Kid Friendly Ski Hills in the Ottawa area

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With all the fresh snow that has just fallen, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some downhill skiing!

CAMP FORTUNE

Camp Fortune is located Chemin Dunlop, Chelsea, Quebec in the Gatineau Park which is only about 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. It offers day & night skiing until 10pm everyday except for Sundays (closes at 4pm).

It’s a great place to go with young children with it’s 2 magic carpets. It also has 5 easy runs that are great for kids and beginners as well as 7 intermediate and 5 difficult runs.

Camp Fortune also offers group & private lessons as well as a 3, 4 or 5 day programs during March break.

Lift tickets can be purchased for a full day, half a day or for night time skiing (4 to 10pm).

DAY HALF DAY NIGHT 4-10PM
Adult (18+) $40 $35 $30
Youth (7-12) $20 $20 $15
Child (6 & under) $5 $5 $5
Carpet only ticket $10 $10 $10

Camp Fortune currently has a great 2 for 1 deal on Tuesday and Saturday nights

  • Tuesdays after 4pm: 2 for 1 lift passes
  • Saturdays after 4 pm: 2 for 1 lift passes AND ski rentals

(does not apply to children under 6 or carpet only tickets)

Ski rentals are available onsite and include skis, boots and poles

  • Adult day: 27$
  • Adult night: 20$
  • Junior 7-12: 20$
  • Kids 6 and under: 15$

Helmets are at an extra cost: 10$ for day skiing and 7$ for night skiing.

For all information on skiing conditions, Camp Fortune website.

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Skiing at Camp Fortune

MONT CASCADE

Mont Cascade is located in Cantley Quebec, about 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa. It offers day & night skiing 7 days a week. Both parents and kids will love Mont Cascade with it’s 4 easy and 11 intermediate slopes. It also has a magic carpet and a snowpark.
What’s really great when you go with young children that will not always ski a full half day is that you can purchase lift tickets for 2, 3 or 4 hours or for the day! You can also purchase a family package (2 adults & 2 children) for either day (89$) or night (59$) skiing.
March Break camps are offered for 4 days from March 14th to 17th 2016.
3 HOURS 4 HOURS FULL DAY
Adult (22-64) $32 $35 $41
Student (13-21) $26 $28 $32
Child (6-12) $20 $23 $24
5 and under $5 $5 $5

Ski rentals are available on site and you also have the option of renting for 2, 3, 4 hours or the full day. Helmets cost an extra 7$.

3 HOURS 4 HOURS FULL DAY
13+ $25 $26 $29
6-12 $22 $23 $26
5 & under $11 $12 $15

 

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Mont Cascade

EDELWEISS

Edelweiss is located in Wakefield Quebec, approximately 35 minutes from downtown Ottawa. It’s open for day and night skiing starting at 3pm 7 days per week until 10pm (closes at 9pm on Sundays).

With downhill skiing as well as snow tubing, it’s a great place for the whole family. Also, with almost half of the slopes for beginners, it’s a great place with young children or beginners. The snow tubing has 8 different slopes with a carpet style lift. For more information on snow tubing prices and opening hours, Edelweiss website.

Lift tickets can be purchased online (10% discount when purchased a day in advance)

4 – hour block Full day
(until 6 pm)
Full evening
(starts at 3)
6 and under $4.50 $4.50 $4.50
7 to 12 yrs old $24.99 $25.99 $20.99
Students (13-25)  $32.99 $38.49 $30.99
Adults (13-54)   $37.49 $43.99 $34.99

For beginners, the snow school magic carpet is FREE for children under 6 years old and 8.70$ for anyone 7 and up.

Ski rentals are available onsite and include helmets:

  • Adults: $37
  • Children (6 to 12): $28
  • 5 and under: $17

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