Loch Lomond Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of Thunder Bay, ON.
We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Loch Lomond Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Loch Lomond Ski Area is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Loch Lomond Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Loch Lomond Ski Area Terrain Overview
Loch Lomond Ski Area has a total of 17 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Loch Lomond Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Loch Lomond Ski Area's slopes see on average 80 inches (24 meters) of snowfall a year.
Loch Lomond Ski Area Elevation
Loch Lomond Ski Area has a summit elevation of 1,450 feet, or 442 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 750 feet (229 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Loch Lomond Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Loch Lomond Ski Area Difficulty Level
39.1out of 100
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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
Loch Lomond Ski Area has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Loch Lomond Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Loch Lomond Ski Area good for beginners?
Loch Lomond Ski Area 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Loch Lomond Ski Area Location
Loch Lomond Ski Area is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Thunder Bay, ON.
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1E9 Canada
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Getting to Loch Lomond Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Loch Lomond Ski Area), its coordinates of 48.29400, -89.34700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Thunder Bay, 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 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 Loch Lomond Ski Area.
|Thunder Bay Airport||YQT||Thunder Bay, ON||9 km|
|Houghton County Memorial Airport||CMX||Hancock, MI||141 km|
|Duluth International Airport||DLH||Duluth, MN||267 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Loch Lomond Ski Area, 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 Loch Lomond Ski Area.
|Mount Baldy Ski Area||Shuniah, ON||1,607 ft||38%||30 km|
|Mount Bohemia||Mohawk, MI||1,500 ft||71%||141 km|
|Mont Ripley||Hancock, MI||1,140 ft||43%||144 km|
Loch Lomond Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,450 ft|
|Base Elevation||700 ft|
|Vertical Drop||750 ft|
(30% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||80 inches|