Mount Baldy Ski Area
Mount Baldy Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of Shuniah, ON.
We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Baldy Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Baldy Ski Area 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 Mount Baldy Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mount Baldy Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Baldy Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Baldy Ski Area Terrain Overview
Mount Baldy Ski Area has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Baldy Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 80 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 32 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Mount Baldy Ski Area's slopes see on average 72 inches (1.8 meters) of snowfall a year.
Mount Baldy Ski Area Elevation
Mount Baldy Ski Area has a summit elevation of 1,607 feet, or 490 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,132 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 475 feet (145 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Baldy Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mount Baldy Ski Area Difficulty Level
40out 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
Mount Baldy Ski Area has 80 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Baldy Ski Area is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a 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 Mount Baldy Ski Area good for beginners?
Mount Baldy 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.
Mount Baldy Ski Area Location
Mount Baldy Ski Area is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Shuniah, ON.
Shuniah, ON P7A Canada
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Getting to Mount Baldy Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Baldy Ski Area), its coordinates of 48.52600, -89.12800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Shuniah, 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 Mount Baldy Ski Area.
|Thunder Bay Airport||YQT||Thunder Bay, ON||22 km|
|Houghton County Memorial Airport||CMX||Hancock, MI||158 km|
|Nakina Airport||YQN||Nakina, ON||255 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Baldy 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 Mount Baldy Ski Area.
|Loch Lomond Ski Area||Thunder Bay, ON||1,450 ft||41%||30 km|
|Mount Bohemia||Mohawk, MI||1,500 ft||74%||151 km|
|Trestle Ridge Ski Hill||Terrace Bay, ON||921 ft||14%||151 km|
Mount Baldy Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,607 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,132 ft|
|Vertical Drop||475 ft|
(30% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||72 inches|