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 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 Uplands Ski Centre. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Uplands Ski Centre's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Uplands Ski Centre around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Uplands Ski Centre's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Uplands Ski Centre Difficulty Level
12.6out 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
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.
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 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 nearest the town of Thornhill, ON.
Thornhill, ON L4J 1K2 Canada
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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 Airport||YYZ||Toronto, ON||23 km|
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport||BUF||Buffalo, NY||114 km|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||280 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 Airport||YTZ||Toronto, ON||22 km|
|John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport||YHM||Hamilton, ON||83 km|
|Waterloo Airport||YKF||Kitchener, ON||86 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.
|Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre||North York, ON||633 ft||22%||8 km|
|Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard Centre||Etobicoke, ON||557 ft||18%||22 km|
|Mount Chinguacousy||Brampton, ON||777 ft||13%||26 km|
|Dagmar Resort||Uxbridge, ON||653 ft||18%||37 km|
|Skyloft Ski Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,330 ft||34%||37 km|
|Lakeridge Resort||Uxbridge, ON||1,213 ft||23%||37 km|
|Hockley Valley Resort||Mono, ON||1,387 ft||46%||52 km|
|Glen Eden||Milton, ON||1,049 ft||13%||54 km|
|Mansfield Ski Club||Mansfield, ON||1,227 ft||41%||64 km|
|Snow Valley Ski Resort||Minesing, ON||1,053 ft||30%||71 km|
|Brimacombe||Orono, ON||1,020 ft||23%||72 km|
|Devil's Elbow Ski Area||Bethany, ON||0 ft||29%||82 km|
|Horseshoe Resort||Barrie, ON||1,332 ft||37%||82 km|
|Sugarloaf||Carrabassett Valley, ME||4,237 ft||67%||86 km|
|Chicopee||Kitchener, ON||1,213 ft||33%||90 km|
|Mount St. Louis Moonstone||Coldwater, ON||1,252 ft||29%||91 km|
|Blue Mountain||The Blue Mountains, ON||1,482 ft||46%||103 km|
|Kissing Bridge||Glenwood, NY||1,750 ft||35%||149 km|
|Batawa Ski Hill||Batawa, ON||262 ft||39%||152 km|
Uplands Ski Centre Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||656 ft|
|Base Elevation||556 ft|
|Vertical Drop||100 ft|
(70% Beginner, 20% Intermediate, 10% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|