Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of Barrie, ON. We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Horseshoe Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Horseshoe Resort is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Horseshoe Resort.

Horseshoe Resort Lodging:

Horseshoe Resort Terrain Overview

Horseshoe Resort has a total of 23 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Horseshoe Resort is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 61 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 25 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
61(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Horseshoe Resort Elevation

Horseshoe Resort has a summit elevation of 1,332 feet, or 406 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,024 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 308 feet (94 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Horseshoe Resort has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,332'(406 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
308'(94 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,024'(312 m)

Horseshoe Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
35.2out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Horseshoe Resort can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Horseshoe Resort has 61 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Horseshoe Resort is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
25%(15 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
42%(26 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
33%(20 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Horseshoe Resort good for beginners?

Horseshoe Resort can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Horseshoe Resort Location

Horseshoe Resort is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Barrie, ON.

Barrie, ON L4M Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
44.54800, -79.67300

Getting to Horseshoe Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Horseshoe Resort), its coordinates of 44.54800, -79.67300 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Barrie, ON to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Horseshoe Resort.

Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON97 km
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY194 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Horseshoe Resort.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre AirportYTZToronto, ON105 km
Waterloo AirportYKFKitchener, ON133 km
John C. Munro Hamilton International AirportYHMHamilton, ON154 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Horseshoe Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Horseshoe Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mount St. Louis MoonstoneColdwater, ON1,252 ft28%9 km
Ski Snow Valley, ON1,053 ft28%18 km
Mansfield Ski ClubMansfield, ON1,227 ft39%49 km
Blue MountainThe Blue Mountains, ON1,482 ft45%51 km
Hockley Valley ResortMono, ON1,387 ft44%70 km
Skyloft Ski ResortUxbridge, ON1,330 ft32%75 km
Lakeridge ResortUxbridge, ON1,213 ft22%75 km
Dagmar ResortUxbridge, ON653 ft17%77 km
Uplands Ski CentreThornhill, ON656 ft12%82 km
Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard CentreNorth York, ON633 ft21%90 km
Mount Chinguacousy, ON777 ft0%91 km
Devil's Elbow Ski Area, ON0 ft0%94 km
Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard CentreEtobicoke, ON557 ft18%99 km
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski AreaHuntsville, ON1,276 ft20%99 km
BrimacombeOrono, ON1,020 ft22%105 km
Sir Sam's Ski AreaEagle Lake, ON1,450 ft41%114 km
Glen EdenMilton, ON1,049 ft12%118 km
ChicopeeKitchener, ON1,213 ft32%137 km

Horseshoe Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,332 ft
Base Elevation1,024 ft
Vertical Drop308 ft
(25% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Skiable Acres61
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Horseshoe Resort Mountain Stats