Currently as I write this post it is a warm 3 degrees Celsius…yup to us Canadians that is warm folks!
Us Canadians (with the exception of B.C and their insanely warm weather this winter) can say we have survived! We have survived the 30 cm of snow overnight, the – 40’s in February, black ice and the countless snow squalls while driving. And you want to know how we do it? We go outside and make the best of it.
How do I make the best of a Canadian winter? You can find me…
What does this mean? It means you can find us rain or shine, slush or snow, fog or ….I think you get the picture. We love to cottage no matter what the season and in doing so we have some pretty great adventures.
Of course summer is one of my favourite seasons, and fall is a second runner up, but winter has some pretty spectacular scenery that actually makes putting up with the -40 temperatures seem all worth it when you head north for the weekend.
In Ontario you do not have the biggest selection of ski hills in comparison to the mountains out west in Alberta and B.C, and to the East in Quebec. But us Ontarians manage to get by with local ski hills and our own mini Whistler-like village and ski resort known as Blue Mountain. The hill and resort is located in Collingwood Ontario and is approximately only a 2-2.5 hour drive from Toronto and the surrounding GTA. The close proximity to Toronto makes for a perfect weekend escape to a picturesque winter scene without breaking the bank.
I wanted to share some photos from my past trips this winter as I hope I can help capture some of the resorts’ magic.