Uplands Ski Centre

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

Uplands Ski Centre 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 Uplands Ski Centre.

Uplands Ski Centre Lodging:

Uplands Ski Centre Terrain Overview

Uplands Ski Centre has a total of 5 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Uplands Ski Centre is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 64 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 26 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
64(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Uplands Ski Centre Elevation

Uplands Ski Centre has a summit elevation of 656 feet, or 200 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 556 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 100 feet (30 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Uplands Ski Centre has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
656'(200 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
100'(30 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
556'(169 m)

Uplands Ski Centre Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
12.2out of 100
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Uplands Ski Centre is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 100 feet.


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

Uplands Ski Centre has 64 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Uplands Ski Centre is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 20% trails are rated as intermediate.
70%(45 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
20%(13 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
10%(6 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 Uplands Ski Centre good for beginners?

Uplands Ski Centre is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Uplands Ski Centre Location

Uplands Ski Centre is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Thornhill, ON.

Thornhill, ON L4J 1 Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
43.82600, -79.43700

Getting to Uplands Ski Centre

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Uplands Ski Centre), its coordinates of 43.82600, -79.43700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Thornhill, 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 Uplands Ski Centre.

Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON23 km
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY114 km
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY280 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 Uplands Ski Centre.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre AirportYTZToronto, ON22 km
John C. Munro Hamilton International AirportYHMHamilton, ON83 km
Waterloo AirportYKFKitchener, ON86 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Uplands Ski Centre, 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 Uplands Ski Centre.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard CentreNorth York, ON633 ft21%8 km
Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard CentreEtobicoke, ON557 ft18%22 km
Mount Chinguacousy, ON777 ft0%26 km
Dagmar ResortUxbridge, ON653 ft17%37 km
Skyloft Ski ResortUxbridge, ON1,330 ft32%37 km
Lakeridge ResortUxbridge, ON1,213 ft22%37 km
Hockley Valley ResortMono, ON1,387 ft44%52 km
Glen EdenMilton, ON1,049 ft12%54 km
Mansfield Ski ClubMansfield, ON1,227 ft39%64 km
Ski Snow Valley, ON1,053 ft28%71 km
BrimacombeOrono, ON1,020 ft22%72 km
Devil's Elbow Ski Area, ON0 ft0%82 km
Horseshoe ResortBarrie, ON1,332 ft35%82 km
SugarloafCarrabassett Valley, ME4,237 ft67%86 km
ChicopeeKitchener, ON1,213 ft32%90 km
Mount St. Louis MoonstoneColdwater, ON1,252 ft28%91 km
Blue MountainThe Blue Mountains, ON1,482 ft45%103 km
Kissing BridgeGlenwood, NY1,750 ft34%149 km
Batawa Ski HillBatawa, ON262 ft38%152 km

Uplands Ski Centre Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation656 ft
Base Elevation556 ft
Vertical Drop100 ft
(70% Beginner,  20% Intermediate,  10% Expert)
Skiable Acres64
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Uplands Ski Centre Mountain Stats