BY JACOB PACHECO
Finally, the time has come. The beloved skiing hill at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton is now open.
After finishing construction and cold weather this past weekend, it forced Chinguacousy Park to delay its opening for what is now called “Mount Chinguacousy.” The well-known attraction for skiing, and snowboarding in the city was finally opened for the new year as of Jan. 6. With the great times of skiing and snowboarding, Chinguacousy park has added the new and approved tubing section on the right side of the ski hill.
Visitors can enjoy the cold rush and thrill of speeding down the hill in a two-person tube. Don’t have a tube? Don’t worry, the small fee of $8.90 per person allows you to rent out a tube for however long you’d like.
Chinguacousy also has designated team, and family nights for the tubing portion of the hill. Team nights run every Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. till March 7. The team night is designed for sports teams with coaches and or leaders. Although, there’s no skill level required, it’s designed to provide some wintery fun.
“I’ve been coming here to snowboard for a few years, but I might have to try out the tubes this year. They look fun,” Daniel Gembus says with a laugh.
As for family nights, they run just as similar to team nights, running every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9.p.m. and also costs $8.90 per person. Paying this fee allows tubers a ticket, marshmallows and a hot chocolate for each. The marshmallows can be put to good use inside the warm and cozy Chinguacousy Ski Chalet building with a fire pit on the patio while enjoying your hot chocolate.
Chinguacousy Park also offers skiing and snowboarding programs for ages three and older. Participants in the program will receive training at a beginner level all the way through to an advanced level. You can also book private lessons for some one-on-one training for $24.20.
There may not be gondolas or lifts to help you go back up the hill after speeding down it. But there is an automatic escalator that brings you back up the hill in no time. If you’re looking to have even more fun with friends and family, Chinguacousy is offering tubing parties meant for large groups to enjoy the hills. And for just under $10 per tube, you can’t go wrong.
“It’s great to see everyone come out and have fun doing all sorts of activities, the tube hill is wait everyone is waiting for,” says Jonathan Paily, a recreational worker at Chinguacousy watching over everyone going up and down the hills.
For more inquiries about party booking or for more information on Mount Chinguacousy call 905-458-6555 ext 63707.