Covid-19 Safety Measures

Laurentian Ski Hill – Return to the slopes!

At Laurentian Ski Hill (LSH) our most important goal is to provide a safe environment for both our users and our employees. These protocols are our commitment to keeping you healthy and keeping our hill open through the entire season, so that everyone is able to continue to do what they love….ski and snowboard.

We are implementing stringent health and safety protocols to ensure the hill is operational to the standards we expect to provide our riders with access to the hill uninterrupted. We strongly believe these stringent protocols are required to reduce the risk for disruption and for the protection of our community. These protocols will be continually reviewed and updated to ensure compliance to the changing regulations.

In addition to the masking, distancing, enhanced check-in process, capacity rules for the upper / lower lodge, and in adherence with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 requirements, LSH will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy.

All individuals over the age of 12, born in 2009 or earlier, will be required to show proof of vaccination to access any outdoor or indoor LSH facilities.

Updated October 26, 2021

Masks will be required at all times indoors, in lift lines and while on the lift.
All users must wear a mask at all times in the lodge or café, except when eating or drinking. Masks are not required outdoors when distancing is easily achieved, but we do ask all riders to wear a mask when in line or on the quad lift or when within two metres of another individual who is not part of their household.

Did you know? A proper mask is a much better option than just a balaclava or a buff, which turns droplets into aerosol. Kombi has developed a whole line of winter PPE with removable filters.

The upper lodge will operate in compliance with maximum capacity rules as set out by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.
Guests will be able to enjoy the use of the upper and lower lodge, however, in addition we are offering outdoor heated areas to gear up and the fire pit at the top of the Terrain Park will be going regularly to keep you warm. We do ask guests to come to the hill ready to hit the slopes with boots on.

The upper chalet will be available for ski school and reservation by our many user groups or clubs.  Additional limited seating will be available with limited time restrictions.  The lodge will also be accessible for retail, rental, storage areas, washrooms, and to provide first aid.  At this time, we don’t see any need to limit daily lift ticket sales as long as all other protocols are followed. Day tickets may be purchased at our new ticket windows or inside the lodge.  If at all possible, please use contactless payment

The Laurentian Café will be open for in-person dining.
The Laurentian Café will operate in compliance with max capacity rules and will provide each group with physical distancing or physical separation from adjacent tables. There are enhancements provided within the restaurant to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Vaccination requirements for all users, employees, coaches, volunteers, visitors, and contractors age 12 or older, essentially those born in 2009 or earlier.
All riders above the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to the purchase of either a season pass or a lift ticket.  Proof of an enhanced vaccination record will need to occur for each user prior to issuance of their pass or for those who require access to the lodge including coaches, visitors, and volunteers prior to access to the lodge.  All user groups of the hill be expected to comply with this requirement.  This requirement applies to users of the hill regardless if they enter the chalet or not.  This requirement protects the vision Laurentian Ski Hill has to provide a safe environment without disruption throughout the season. 

Please note:

  • You must have received the approved full series of vaccines by Public Health Canada or a combination of accepted vaccines at least 14 days before your date of hill use.
  • An official proof of vaccination receipt — displayed either on a smartphone or a physical copy of the proof of enhanced vaccination record must be presented at time of entry with your lift ticket along with one government-issued ID (i.e., driver’s license, health card, student card or passport). Ontario residents can access their official vaccine receipts at
  • All LSH staff, as well as all user groups, must adhere to the policy and be fully vaccinated.
  • Exemption to this vaccination requirement will only be provided to those who have proof of medical exemption which includes a signed letter from an Ontario Physician on official letterhead of the medical professional.  This exemption requirement is in compliance of the guidelines provided by Public Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).  

Please ride the lift with your household.
Two-meter distancing is not required on our chair lift for members of a single family household. If you are riding the chair lift with persons not from your household there must be one empty seat left between. Please families, ride the chairlift with your kids to help make the lift line as efficient as possible. when within two metres of another individual who is not part of their household face coverings must be worn.

Renting? Please book your rentals 24 hours in advance at or call ahead to reserve your equipment.

Parking will be limited at the top of the hill.
If you have a season pass, please park at the bottom of the ski hill to avoid congestion at our shared upper parking lot.

All organized user groups will be required to have a safety plan in place for their club.
LSH will require all user groups that expect to use the facilities must have a safety plan in accordance in accordance with section 3.3 of Schedule 1 of O.Reg 364/20 Rules for Step 3.  This shall include how the club will reduce transmission risk through the use of screening, physical distancing, masks or face coverings, sanitization, and preventing crowding of the club members within the lodge or restaurant.

NOTE: For the safety of all, patrons under quarantine or isolation, or who have been exposed or have come in contact with someone with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, must not come to the hill. 

We thank you in advanced for your cooperation in ensuring the health and safety of employees and users is a priority. We have worked closely with our government partners, safety advisors and colleagues at Ontario Ski to safely welcome you back to enjoy the many exciting activities at LSH.