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$118 to catch big air, Kardinal Offishall

Travel Deal for March 2-3, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayYou don’t need to head south to have a good time in March.

Big parties happen all across Canada during the final days of winter and one of the biggest this year takes place at Horseshoe Resort, the ski resort just north of Toronto.

Kardinal Offishall will be the headline entertainer for the first Horseshoe Open snowboard and ski festival. Running from March 8-10, the Horeshoe Open is Ontario’s largest snowboard and ski event, and promises to pump loads of good times into one of the province’s most popular winter sports destinations.

In Barrie, the Horseshoe Open will feature pro Big Air competition as well as other events. There will be after-parties and concerts, featuring Young Empires. Sponsored by the Edge 102.1 FM radio station, the Horseshoe Open promises to be the hottest event in the last days of winter in Ontario.

The nightly rates for the Horseshoe Open start at $118 per person and include:

  • Accommodation
  • Downhill lift ticket
  • Breakfast
  • VIP access at Horseshoe Open Big Air competition
  • VIP seating for music acts Kardinal Offishall & Young Empires

There is a minimum two-night stay per person — so $236 is the minimum price for one visitor over the weekend — and guests must be 19 years or older to attend the concerts at the Crazy Horse restaurant.

Learn to Ski in Ontario

Never skied before? Been afraid of trying? Not sure about what equipment you’ll need or how often you might fall? See the video and read the article on how Vacay.ca Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi overcame his fear of skiing in just one hour with the help of an instructor at Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario.

Brijbassi writes: “For decades I avoided skis, until last month when I figured I’d go for it, believing I had matured enough to avoid any reckless danger. Worst-case scenario? I’d fall a few times on a bunny hill and have a silly, self-deprecating travel article to share with you. 

“Instead, this story is about the thrill of victory. It begins in Blue Mountain, a commercialized but exceptionally well-managed resort two hours northwest of Toronto. On Georgian Bay, Blue Mountain and the surrounding area near Collingwood receives more snow than anywhere else in southern Ontario. That’s havoc if you’re a driver; a dream if you like to go downhill fast and often.”

Read the rest of “Blue Mountain Aces the Test”

To book the hotel deal with Horseshoe Resort for the Horseshoe Open: Visit the resort’s website and use the promo code HSOPEN13 or call 1-800-461-5627 (toll free).

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Vicky is the worldly publisher of Vacay.ca. Having graduated from McGill University in Montreal, she has set about building a talented team of travel experts to deliver to you words and images of the very best places to see and experience in Canada. Based in Yorkville in Toronto, Vicky regularly jet sets around Canada — be sure to catch up with her when she's in your part of the country.

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