Rajib and I have known each other for almost 3 years now, but we had never been skiing together until we recently discovered a new ski spot, which is only 1 block away from our condo.
We decided to check it out over the holidays, so we went last Saturday. We had a late breakfast at home, took a shower, then got dressed for skiing. The drive was only 3 minutes to Earl Bales Park ski center from home. Being able to start the ski day slow and relaxed was such a plus, it made us much happier not having to drive a long way out of the city. We decided to purchase 2 hours of lift tickets. The ski rental and lift prices were fairly reasonable. It costs $70 for the both of us.
The Earl Bales Ski Center isn't big. But since we are both very much at the beginner level, a small hill wouldn't come close to a reason to dissatisfy us anyways. It turned out to be a day with lots of fun. The slop wasn't as crowded as I expected, until 4pm, when the kids could ski for free on Saturday night. It was also a rare sunny winter day with no wind. Weather was beautiful, and we could see the condos at Yonge and Sheppard from top of the hill. Unfortunately ours was blocked by other buildings.
Definitely we will go visit again, can't wait! For future reference, here is the website.