Barrie resort enjoying an early ski season due to better than expected snowmaking conditions

BARRIE, ONTARIO, November 29, 2012 – Horseshoe, a Skyline Resort in Barrie, Ontario is kicking off their 50thski season this weekend with an unexpected early opening this Saturday, December 1. Two ski runs, Ponytail and Steeplechase, will be open along with 15 km of groomed Nordic trails and 10 km of snowshoe trails.

“Mother Nature has been kind and the conditions have been better than expected for snowmaking, so we’re excited to welcome our ski season guests a bit earlier this year at Horseshoe,” says Sean Billing, General Manager. “We have lots in store to commemorate our 50thanniversary and this is an ideal start. We look forward to making this year the best ski season yet!”

Horseshoe Resort has announce several ski and snowboard packages appealing to the both beginners and experts on the slopes. Discover Skiing & Boarding package starts from $249/night and includes everything first-time skiers need: accommodations, breakfast, one alpine lift ticket, ski or snowboard rentals and a 1 ½ hour group lesson.

More advanced skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the Ski & Ski & Stay special which includes accommodations, breakfast and a lift ticket from $129/night. New this season, lift tickets will be valid on the day of check-in through the day of check-out, giving guests extra hours on the hill.

The resort, which first opened as Horseshoe Valley Ski Club in 1962, will pay tribute to the founders, employees, guests and visitors who have been a part of its incredible history with a series of events over the course of the season. More announcements are to come.

Set on nearly 700 acres, Horseshoe Resort provides much more than a typical ski and snowboard experience. In addition to 27 alpine runs, the resort offers 40 km of groomed Nordic trails, snowshoeing, snow tubing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, delectable dining, an indoor pool and the full-service Shizen Spa. In the past year, The Inn at Horseshoe has refreshed its rooms with new décor, carpeting and furniture.

To book, visit or phone 1-866-216-9483.