Ski Snowboard Ottawa

Depending on your particular taste, you may have a penchant for racing down slopes at a high rate of speed on one or maybe two slices of wood/laminate. When I’ve done that, I usually end up ploughing a furrow with my face!

Or you may, like me now, prefer to take your time, to “stop and smell the snowflakes” as it were, on a leisurely cross country ski trek.

Regardless of your preference, this page Ski Snowboard Ottawa has lots of options for you since the greater Ottawa area, and much of eastern Ontario and western Quebec, offer an abundance of ski options for the Ottawa visitor and resident.

If you’re visiting the Ottawa area to ski, and you need to pick up some additional equipment, there are many options available.

Joy of SkiingJust learning the sport? Lots of venues for that as well.

Rather than trying to cram all of that information on one page, here’s a link list to the pages on this site that provide the most information about that skiing and snowboarding or tubing topic.

Where possible, the location featured shows the distance from Canada’s Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa, to help your orient yourself.

Skiing and snowboarding adventure information begins just below.

Downhill skiing or tubing?

Downhill runs. Yeah baby!

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

Here is information on the downhill ski 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 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


Cross-Country Skiing

This is information about cross country skiing around Ottawa.


Skiing – Boarding – Tubing Supply Shops

Here are some ski equipment supply shops in Ottawa.


Ski Club Anyone?

Sometimes you just need to get started with like minded folks. New to Ottawa or to skiing. Why not consider joining a ski club?

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