Big Ben Ski Centre has been operating for over 40 years. The program is operated by Leader Sports, a recreation management company, in partnership with the City of Cornwall.

The Centre opens (weather permitting) mid-December. The entrance to Big Ben Ski Centre is 300 meters west of Brookdale Avenue on Seventh Street extension (across from the Benson Centre entrance).

Big Ben Provides:

  • Wire cable lift, tow handle
  • Snowmaking & Grooming
  • Terrain Park
  • Under lights Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday evenings
  • Heated Chalet, change trailer, washrooms and snack bar


Hours of operation:
Wednesday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ski and Snowboard School

The program begins each January and runs for four consecutive Saturday’s for children four years of age and up.  Snowboard lessons are held on Thursday evenings.  Prices are inexpensive and lessons are taught by experienced, friendly instructors.

Please note:  The program also offers private ski and snowboard instruction as young as three years of age.  Registration forms are available December 1st at the Aquatic Centre as well as the Benson Centre.  For more information please call Big Ben Ski Centre at 613-933-6377 (during season), the Department of Planning, Development and Recreation at 613-933-3586 (off season) or email

Big Ben Ski Centre does not provide ski or snowboard equipment rentals.  NOTE:  Helmets are required in the terrain park for all users and registrants in our ski and snowboard school.


Click here for Ski & Snowboard registration.

Location: 7 St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 5X4