Heading up to Mount St. Louis Moonstone

Well, this is a total surprise...the rain and freezing rain did very little damage to slopes and trails in ski country. Matter a fact, very little damage to the south cause we've got that much snow. It's all systems go for skiing, cross country and snowmobilers.

There may be some reduced trails but nothing serious especially with the return of colder weather. Watch for the NEWSTALK Markville Ford Explorer this weekend at Mount St. Louis Moonstone (on the 400 just 15 mins north of Barrie) to win a $25 gift card from Pizzaville! Big Louie is a real value deal..2 separate resorts for the price of one...best sun deck, best food and best conditions in the Province.

Okay, as for events plenty going on. You know it's winter with return of Kearney Dog Sled races with teams from across North America...70 competitive mushers and largest dog sled races in Ontario..Starts on Main Street and Kearney is just north of Huntsville with spectators welcome. 

Not far away in Haliburton it"s the 30th annual Forest and Wildlife Reserve Snowmobile Poker Run..everybody is welcome beginning at Base Camp with proceeds to local firefighters association. 

Here's another pond hockey tournament for charity..this time in Gravenhurst for the North America Cup original..13th annual with food, live music, indoor beer tent and more from the Muskoka Wharf all weekend long. 

There's another Winter Carnival but in Dwight..46th annual with a chili cook off, pancake breakfast, outdoor fun for the entire family at the Community Center.

It's Hockey Day in Bradford..11th annual  on Saturday starting with a pancake breakfast at 8 then pond hockey, indoor activities and more through 12:30 at Bud Brown Park. 

Winterfest continues in Hamilton..a 2 week party at various locations in town.

Just up the QEW, it's Days of Wine and Chocolate in Niagara...chocolate infused dishes matched with your favorite wines at various locations in the region through end of month.

If you're a whiskey lover, head to Collingwood as Wiskeylicious continues..a 12 day celebration with 10 downtown restaurants participating including a whiskey walk.

Here's another festival..this time the Hillside Inside Festival in Guelph..live local music, art, childrens games and more right downtown.

Vaughan Winter Fest takes place on Sunday..30th annual and it's all free with kids games, pancake breakfast, outdoor firepits and more at the community center. 

Tiny Township is celebrating the season with Winter Carnaval on Saturday only with snow tubing, sledge hockey., skating and fat bike riding from 11-2 at the Pavillion. 

If you're looking for something to do Saturday night...Moonlight Ski at Wasaga Beach Nordic Center starting at 5:30. 

Moonlight Snowshoe and Chilli Cookout at Snow Valley starting at 6 along with Yoga demonstrations.

Moonlight snowshoe and Fondue at Hardwood Hills in Barrie at 6. 

It's also Never Ever Day...this is great for beginners with lift tix, rentals and lesson for just $25 at participating resorts. 

In the City, it's the Golf and Travel Show..Canada's largest at the International Center through Sunday.

Winterlicious continues at various restaurants in the city.

Toronto Light Festival continues at Distillery with thousands of lights..13 acres and 44 buildings and Ice Fest is featured at Yorkville...70,000 lbs of ice sculptures, designs and more Sat and Sun starting at noon.

Thats it for now, brought to you by Pizzaville..try this special..2 large stone baked pizzas, 6 toppings just $27..#3636 on your cell or Pizzaville.ca...Have a fantastic weekend!