Let it snow!
This is going to be one of the best winters in years..we're already off to a record start for cold and snow, with more to come over the weekend...10-30cms has already fallen with another 15-25 on the way. All resorts are open, both downhill and cross country running 100 percent on machine groomed powder to the north and machine groomed granular to the south...As for snowmobilers, trails have improved with the new snow in traditional snow belts but stay off all lakes and rivers..we already lost someone going through the ice last weekend in Penetanguishene..ice isn't safe yet.
OK, plenty of things to welcome in the new year especially at destination resorts...
Blue Mt has all sorts of kids activities then fireworks for the little ones at 7 on the pond then midnight on the hill.
Horseshoe Valley also celebrates along with Hockley Valley, Hidden Valley and Snow Valley.
Local celebrations are huge just north of the city in Newmarket, Aurora and Bradford with free skating, swimming and kids games at respective leisure centers..Newmarket has fireworks at Riverwalk for 9.
Collingwood is returning with popular Frozen Time Sculpture Festival, Fri-Sun, with wagon rides, live entertainment, demos, battle of chain saws and fireside family lounge all downtown.
Countdown in Barrie is back with free skating, mini tube slide, live entertainment and two fireworks at 7 and midnight.
Burlington is always fun with Howling in the Park...guided walks from 6-9 at Bronte Park.
Mississauga gets going with Celebration Square activities...bands, food trucks and skating with fireworks at midnight.
Orillia features Family Extravaganza with mini golf, entertainment, rock climbing and fireworks at 9:30.
Owen Sound continues with Festival of Lights and instead of fireworks, it's a balloon drop for kids at 7..Rec Center...Peterborough is back with tradition...40th annual Sno Fest..kicking off this weekend running through entire month of January with all kinds of activities and of course in the city, another tradition with New Years at City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square with skating, live bands, DJ's and fireworks at midnight....all this is brought to you by Pizzaville, try their newest location opening this Thursday in Collingwood and watch for the NEWSTALK Pfaff Volkswagen Touareg on Saturday at Horseshoe Valley to win free prizes....Have a great weekend, a fantastic, safe New Years!