Downhill Skiing around Ottawa

Downhill skiing around Ottawa –  Yah baby!

This winter we hope to see some spectacular snow falls in the greater Ottawa ski region and we hope it turns out to be the longest ski season ever!

Here is information on the downhill skiing around Ottawa – the facilities within a reasonable (day trip) driving distance from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill.

They are listed in alphabetical order, and the distance from Ottawa’s downtown (Parliament Hill) is shown for each.

Good skiing, eh?? 🙂

Camp Fortune

Camp Fortune is approximately 22 kilometres (14 miles) from Parliament Hill.

Camp Fortune offers 23 downhill runs with 590 feet being the highest. They offer 5 easy runs, 12 difficult, 4 that are noted as very difficult, and 2 reserved for those that like their skiing challenging.

Twelve trails are lit for night skiing and trails are serviced by 7 lifts or tows.

The main lodge offers the expected amenities including food, first aid and equipment rental.

Camp Fortune also offers summertime mountain biking.



Edelweiss is approximately 34 kilometres (21 miles) from Parliament Hill.

Not relying solely on natures snow bounty, Edelweiss offers slopes groomed with sophisticated snow making machinery.

Boasting slopes that offer the downhill skier “very easy” to “extremely difficult” skill testing, getting to the top of these runs is easy with a variety of lifts providing chairs to over 7,000 skiers per hour. One of their ski trails offers over 4,900′ (1.5 km) of drop.

Fourteen of their eighteen trails are lit for night skiing. Not interested in the boards (ski or snow)? What about tubing? Edelweiss offers 8 tube runs, and they are lit for night tubing.

The lodge offers tired and hungry skiers hot food, hot and cold drinks, a first aid station, equipment repair, and for the newbie, a ski school.

From the Ottawa / Hull area, Edelweiss can be reached by driving North on Highway 5 from Hull to Highway 105 to Wakefield, then east on Highway 366 to Edelweiss.



Vorlage is approximately 33 kilometres (20 miles) from Parliament Hill.

With 17 runs, Vorlage offers day and night skiing and advertises themselves as the family ski area.

  • 100% snowmaking
  • Night skiing – 6 nights a week
  • Cafeterias / Licensed lounge
  • Boutique / Rental & Repair Shop
  • Certified Ski and Snowboard School
  • Terrain Park
  • Accommodations within walking distance
  • Canadian Ski Patrol System


Had a good time skiing at any of the Ottawa area ski hills? Want to tell folks about it? Use the comment box below.