Pandemic Closure of Ontario Ski Hills Hammering Industry


Ski Resorts in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia are Open

Thunder Bay – Alpine ski areas in Ontario are currently closed.

Ski hills like Loch Lomond and Mount Baldy in Thunder Bay put a lot of efforts into making their ski areas COVID-19 safe heading into the ski season.

Alicia Cameron of Loch Lomond shares in an interview with NetNewsLedger some of the efforts Loch Lomond has put into place, and some of the efforts being put forward to get answers on why the ski hills have been closed.

NetNewsLedger has reached out to the Minister of Health who said to ask the Minister responsible for sports. Our question was a simple one, we asked what is the science behind the decision to close ski hills.

The impact on the ski industry in Western Ontario, where small community centre style ski hills have about three months in the winter to generate the income needed to stay viable, is as yet unknown.

Both Loch Lomond and Mount Baldy in Thunder Bay have opened for sliding, winter mountain biking, and snow-shoeing. However skiers and snowboarders can not bring their skis or snowboards and simply walk up the hill and slide down.


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