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Sir Sam’s Ski area, Canada

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Operated by the Bishop Family, this ski hill was established more than 40 years ago. It is very easy to get here from Haliburton, Belleville or through Highway 400 to Carnarvon, which is very close to the hill. Sir Sam’s Ski area is open Wednesday to Friday from 9:30 AM – 4 PM and on weekends from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Skiers have the entire area 40 acres of the hill for skiing and snowboarding. There are 12 runs which are groomed for every level of ability. Using the five lifts including 2 quad chairs, 2 double chairs and 1 T-bar lift, skiers are taken uphill very quickly with a capacity of 10,000 persons per hour.

The base elevation here is 1,120 ft (341 meters) and the Summit Elevation is 1,450 ft (442 meters) giving this hill a vertical drop of 330 ft (101 meters). The annual snowfall is usually around 99 inches (251 cm) and snowmaking is 100%.

There are 12 runs rated Beginner – 10%, Intermediate – 50% and Expert – 40%. The longest run is 3,500 ft (1,067 m).

The terrain park has a park, boxes and jumps and a terrain hill to challenge players at every level of ability.

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