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December 15, 2008
Welcome winter by carving some snow City of Toronto ski and snowboard centres now open
The City of Toronto invites residents to take a run at winter by heading to Toronto’s two ski and snowboard centres. Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre at 256 Centennial Park Rd. and Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre at 4169 Bathurst St. are now open with limited runs.

Regular hours of operation at both facilities are:
Mondays to Fridays: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sundays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the non-holiday ski season, the Centennial Park location operates a T-bar and Magic Carpet lift with a total of three beginner/intermediate runs while the Earl Bales Park location features one beginner hill with a tow rope and three intermediate hills with a double chairlift.

Both facilities will operate on a special schedule for the holidays:
December 22-23: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
December 24 and 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 25: Closed
December 26, 29, 30: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
January 1, 2: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Both facilities are operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation and offer snowboard and downhill skiing equipment rentals and instructional programs for people of all ages, including private lessons. Limited space is currently available in ski and snowboard programs for the Winter 2009 season. Visit to confirm program availability.

For complete information on the City’s ski and snowboard centres, call 416-33-TO-SKI
(416-338-6754) or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Parks, Forestry and Recreation media hotline, 416-560-8726,



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