Sir Sam's Ski Area

Sir Sam's Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of Eagle Lake, ON.

We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Sir Sam's Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Sir Sam's 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 with with Sir Sam's Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Sir Sam's Ski Area's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Sir Sam's Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Sir Sam's Ski Area Terrain Overview

Sir Sam's Ski Area has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Sir Sam's Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Sir Sam's Ski Area's slopes see on average 100 inches (30 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
40(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
100"(3,048 cm)

Sir Sam's Ski Area Elevation

Sir Sam's 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 1,120 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 330 feet (101 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Sir Sam's Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,450'(442 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
330'(101 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,120'(341 m)

Sir Sam's Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40.7out of 100
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Sir Sam's Ski Area 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 85% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Sir Sam's Ski Area has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Sir Sam's Ski Area is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 15% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 85%.
Green Circle
15%(6 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
45%(18 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
40%(16 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 Sir Sam's Ski Area good for beginners?

Sir Sam's 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 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Sir Sam's Ski Area Location

Sir Sam's Ski Area is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Eagle Lake, ON.

Eagle Lake, ON K0M Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.13000, -78.48200

Getting to Sir Sam's Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sir Sam's Ski Area), its coordinates of 45.13000, -78.48200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Eagle Lake, 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 Sir Sam's Ski Area.

Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON185 km
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON221 km
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY244 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 Sir Sam's Ski Area.

North Bay Jack Garland AirportYYBNorth Bay, ON155 km
Kingston Norman Rogers AirportYGKKingston, ON180 km
Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre AirportYTZToronto, ON182 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sir Sam's 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 Sir Sam's Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski AreaHuntsville, ON1,276 ft20%57 km
Devil's Elbow Ski Area, ON0 ft0%101 km
Mount St. Louis MoonstoneColdwater, ON1,252 ft28%109 km
Horseshoe ResortBarrie, ON1,332 ft35%114 km
BrimacombeOrono, ON1,020 ft22%123 km
Batawa Ski HillBatawa, ON262 ft37%128 km
Snow Valley Ski ResortMinesing, ON1,053 ft28%131 km
Lakeridge ResortUxbridge, ON1,213 ft22%131 km
Skyloft Ski ResortUxbridge, ON1,330 ft32%131 km
Dagmar ResortUxbridge, ON653 ft17%132 km
Mount Martin Ski ClubDeep River, ON472 ft30%133 km
Antoine MountainMattawa, ON1,150 ft31%139 km
Laurentian Ski HillNorth Bay, ON1,066 ft6%153 km

Sir Sam's Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,450 ft
Base Elevation1,120 ft
Vertical Drop330 ft
(15% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres40
Avg. Annual Snowfall100 inches
Sir Sam's Ski Area Mountain Stats