Only 20 minutes away from downtown is Mont Cascades, a local ski hill whose chairlifts run everyday until 10pm Protected content runs) with powerful snowmaking equipment. They have a great chalet for fun après-ski by the fire and evening entertainment.
I am looking for at least 7 other snowboarders and skiers interested in paying only $79 for a seasons pass.
Mont Cascades is currently offering a special on season pass which allows pass holder (photo ID) access to the runs Valid from 10am to 10pm, Monday to Friday AND from 3pm to 10pm, on Saturdays and Sundays, all season long. They are calling it "Gang Up to Rock the Mountain". It is cheaper than paying by the hour.
It is not a big mountain, but it is only 20 min drive and a perfect way to spend a couple of hours on a weeknight after a hard day sitting indoors at a desk. Sometimes the loooong Ottawa winter doesn't seem so bad if you can hit the slopes. They also offer snowboard and ski equipment rental if you need.
Please reply here if you are interested and I will make arrangements. Carpooling can be arranged. Let me know if you can offer a ride or need one.