Living in Ontario, there aren't a whole lot of mountains -- actually there just aren't any.  We may call some of our ski hills "mountains" but they are merely just hills.  When my friends and I ventured into the Lake Placid area, I found a perfect playground that took the same amount of time for me to get to Algonquin Park.  I know, not the same but over the years, I've been fortunate enough to keep returning to the closest mountain range to Toronto.