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Old 09-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Southwestern Ontario - where to go

I live in S/W Ontario and our local hill is Boler Mountain (Boler Bump), about 5 mins from my house.

Collingwood - 275 km (3h 45m)

What are some other options around in Ontario and Michigan?

I am learning how to snowboard this year, should I take lessons at Boler to get the hang of things before I go elsewhere so would it be more beneficial if I went up to Collingwood to take lessons?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Londoner, i grew up in that area and still have all of my family and the wifes family there. LOL at boler although i think they doubled the size of it so it shouldn't be as terrible as it was.

Other than collingwood i think there is an ok place in the hamilton area. Some other memeber will have to let you know about mich as there are a few riders from there.

Have you ever looked into new york? only a 2 hour drive through the falls to get there.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am open to NY for sure as long is the hill is worth the drive.

I actually was at the falls last week, about 2.5 hour drive.

I guess it depends how far over the border I need to drive, but like I said, I am open.
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I live in S/W Ontario and our local hill is Boler Mountain (Boler Bump), about 5 mins from my house.

Collingwood - 275 km (3h 45m)

What are some other options around in Ontario and Michigan?

I am learning how to snowboard this year, should I take lessons at Boler to get the hang of things before I go elsewhere so would it be more beneficial if I went up to Collingwood to take lessons?
might as well take lessons at boler, 5 mins away is a no-brainer.

I would however start going to collingwood as soon as you can - I spent too much time learning on very small hills and regret it - the learning curve is slower if you can't get runs long enough to speed up then slow down then speed up again.

Glen Eden in Milton would be about 2 hrs from you - not a large hill but half the drive and I think 2x the size of Boler

Also Chicopee near Kitchener - I haven't been there but similar to glen eden I thnk, and short drive from London

probably 2nd best to collingwood is mt st louis moonstone but no accomodations there
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What's the best place to go that is close to Buffalo/Niagara Falls?
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Holiday Valley or Kissing Bridge aren't too bad, about 1.5hrs from the boarder
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Would there be any reason to go to either of these over Collingwood?
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