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 ticket 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 work with Horseshoe Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Horseshoe Resort's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Horseshoe Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Horseshoe Resort's slopes see on average 130 inches (3.3 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
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.
Horseshoe Resort Difficulty Level
36.5out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Barrie, ON.
Barrie, ON L4M Canada
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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 Airport||YYZ||Toronto, ON||97 km|
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport||BUF||Buffalo, NY||194 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 Airport||YTZ||Toronto, ON||105 km|
|Waterloo Airport||YKF||Kitchener, ON||133 km|
|John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport||YHM||Hamilton, ON||154 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.
|Mount St. Louis Moonstone||Coldwater, ON||1,252 ft||29%||9 km|
|Snow Valley Ski Resort||Minesing, ON||1,053 ft||30%||18 km|
|Mansfield Ski Club||Mansfield, ON||1,227 ft||41%||49 km|
|Blue Mountain||The Blue Mountains, ON||1,482 ft||46%||51 km|
|Hockley Valley Resort||Mono, ON||1,387 ft||46%||70 km|
|Skyloft Ski Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,330 ft||34%||75 km|
|Lakeridge Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,213 ft||23%||75 km|
|Dagmar Resort||Uxbridge, ON||653 ft||18%||77 km|
|Uplands Ski Centre||Thornhill, ON||656 ft||13%||82 km|
|Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre||North York, ON||633 ft||22%||90 km|
|Mount Chinguacousy||Brampton, ON||777 ft||13%||91 km|
|Devil's Elbow Ski Area||Bethany, ON||0 ft||29%||94 km|
|Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard Centre||Etobicoke, ON||557 ft||18%||99 km|
|Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area||Huntsville, ON||1,276 ft||21%||99 km|
|Brimacombe||Orono, ON||1,020 ft||23%||105 km|
|Sir Sam's Ski Area||Eagle Lake, ON||1,450 ft||42%||114 km|
|Glen Eden||Milton, ON||1,049 ft||13%||118 km|
|Chicopee||Kitchener, ON||1,213 ft||33%||137 km|
Horseshoe Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,332 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,024 ft|
|Vertical Drop||308 ft|
(25% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||130 inches|