VIDEO: Mount Chinguacousy partially open for high-speed downhill fun

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Published January 22, 2024 at 11:47 am

Brampton mount Chinguacousy ski hill
Brampton's Mount Chinguacousy ski hill is closed for the season. (Photo: City of Brampton)

Thrill seekers in Brampton can satisfy their need for speed with the opening of Mount Chinguacousy in Brampton, but not all the amenities are ready to go due to the weather.

The city announced the opening of the Mount Chinguacousy tube hill on Saturday, welcoming back guests for another season of downhill fun in Brampton.

In a video shared on social media, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and his son Theo suited up in their snow gear to take a run on the tube hill in a video shared on social media along with Coun. Rod Power to test out the run.

“This is part of being Canadian in the winter – enjoying the great outdoors. And here we are at Chinguacousy Park where we have this beautiful tubbing hill, and I’m going to try it out, ” Brown said before hitting the slopes.

The tube hill is now open on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , weather and snow conditions permitting. Guests who want to try out the tubbing should check the hill status and updates from the city before heading out.

Patrons are encouraged to bring helmets to use, and there is a minimum height requirement of 42″ and a maximum weight of 250 lbs for the tube hill. Workers may also need to close access to groom the hill temporarily during public hours to improve conditions.

But even with the tube hill now open for business, a lack of snow and warmer weather has kept the ski hill at Mount Chinguacousy closed with no set date for when the city expects it to open.

While not an actual mountain, Mount Chinguacousy is around 20 metres high with one short run and a magic carpet conveyor, great for beginners who are just learning how to ski or snowboard.

The ski hill may be close the city has plenty of outdoor ice rinks open for those looking to take in some winter activities:

Gore Meadows Covered Outdoor Skating Rink​ – 10150 The Gore Rd. – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This location offers free public skates and shinny, registered and drop-in programs

Flower City Community Campus Outdoor Skating Rink – 8850 McLaughlin Rd​. – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This location offers free public skates and drop-in shinny programs.

Gage Park Outdoor Skating Recreational Trail – Main St. South and Wellington St. West – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The jogging path at Gage Park has been transformed into a stunning skating rink and trail and is a seasonal favourite for skaters.

Duggan Park Outdoor Skating Rink – 75 Vodden St E. – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This location offers free public skates and drop-in shinny programs.

Boreham Park – 350 Conservation Dr.​ – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This location allows for drop-in hockey and shinny play.

Peel Village Park – 47 Watson Cres.​ – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This location allows for drop-in hockey and shinny play.

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