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Welcome to the Bruce Ski Club — Grey and Bruce Counties, Ontario

The Bruce Ski Club operates some of the most affordable, accessible and best maintained cross-country ski trails in southern Ontario.

Members have unlimited access to the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails at all Bruce Ski Club locations. Individual and family memberships are available. Non-members may purchase a day pass at a very reasonable rate.

  • Sawmill Nordic Centre in Hepworth, Ontario, is our most popular location. This site has trails for novice and advanced skiers. The trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. The centre also features a lit loop for night skiing and snowshoe trails cut through rolling hardwood and evergreen stands.
  • Colpoys Ski Trail is located northeast of Wiarton, Ontario. It offers cross-country skiing through gently rolling, sheltered woods and open fields. There are many great views across Colpoy’s Bay.

The Bruce Ski Club hosts events throughout the year for both novice and expert cross-country skiers. This includes the Jackrabbit cross-country ski program for children, an annual used ski equipment swap and ski races for adults, teens and children.

Special thanks to our patrons, sponsors, friendsmembers and volunteers. Together these people and businesses support the Bruce Ski Club’s mission of keeping cross-country skiing affordable.

Latest Bruce Ski Club News

President’s Message, January 2019

by Mike Campbell.  Greetings fellow ski enthusiasts. To say that we have had some challenges with maintaining the trails this season would be an understatement. Even though we have had very little snow, the Sawmill Nordic Centre has remained open with almost complete...

Letter from the Editor – January 2019

by Tom Hakala.  So far this winter has been a strange one. Someone referred to it as a toilet seat winter, the fellow that writes the trail reports at Highland Nordic called it a Groundhog Day Winter... repeating mild, cold every other day. Whatever is causing it; El...

Julian Smith Heading to 2019 World Junior Championships

by Heidi Tones. Julian Smith has qualified for World Junior Championships in Lahti, Finland. This is Julian’s third time qualifying (Kazakhstan 2015, Utah 1017)! The World Junior Trials for Canadian athletes were held December 13, 15, 16 at the Canmore Nordic Centre...

Sawmill Ski Hut Open Friday Nights

by Kelly Rogers. Keen skiers have been taking advantage of the extended Friday night hut openings at Sawmill Trail. Grab your headlamp and your ski friends, and enjoy an invigorating night ski on the trails. For those without headlamps, the Jackrabbit loop is lit…just...

Jackrabbits Report – January 2019

by Jason MacDonald. Jackrabbit season is off and skiing! We have had a tremendous turnout this year with over 80 skiers taking part, and a long wait list beyond that! It truly is amazing to see so much interest in our sport. Having so many skiers is great, but also...

2019 Awesome Adult Afternoon Ski Lesson a Success

AAA Success! The Awesome Adult Afternoon Ski Lesson was another success on Saturday, January 12th. With 50 skiers looking for tips on how to improve their technique and expert instructors offering their skills, proved that you are never too old to learn new things. To...

Sawmill Nordic Centre Report – January 2019

by Fred Scheel. We are into week nine of skiing at the Sawmill. It hard to believe considering the lack of snow we have had to this point in time. Although we have been skiing on a very thin crust and our groomers have had to deal with lots of issues regarding the...

President’s Message, November 2018

by Mike Campbell Greetings fellow ski enthusiasts! Looks like the ski season will be off to an early start. Fred is packing the trails as I write this newsletter. It won’t be long before we will get the big groomer out and have some great skiing conditions. I should...

Sawmill Ski Hut Now Open Friday Evenings

by Kelly Rogers For those who love to ski in the evening (or those that work during the day and can only ski in the evening), but do not like changing in the cold... Beginning on Friday, December 28th and on every Friday night throughout the ski season, Gerry’s Place...

Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

The latest conditions for the cross-country ski trails at all Bruce Ski Club locations are posted here and on the club's Facebook page.

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Mon 25 Mar 1:41pm

Ron and I surveyed the trail this morning.The long term forecast is for more freeze and thaw cycles over the next week with a warming trend. As the snow goes thru this cycle it becomes difficult to groom. We have decided to no longer groom and we have closed the Shelter. There is still adequate snow on much of the trail with the exception of Grunt and Sheldons which have dirt showing on the south facing slopes, so you can keep skiing. The Parking lot will fluctuate between ice and water, however the trail will be much better, especially later in the day. Later, Fred Scheel on behalf of your groomers.

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Sat 16 Mar 10:11am

the trails will NOT be groomed due to flooding and lack of snow.
Yesterday the tracks east from the barn to ‘A’ were cut by 2 streams one
10 ft wide.
Access going north from the barn possible, but no tracks even in the woods
and expect wet spots on the west trail and the beaver pond trail and
flooding in the
east end and bare spots.
your trail captain
Richard

Bruce Ski Club - Jackrabbits header - children cross-country skiing

Tue 12 Mar 9:57am

One of our Jackrabbits was selected as one of the 10 finalists out of
almost 150 entries from across Canada in the Design a Toque Contest. If
her design is selected, it would make it on to every Jackrabbits Toque for
next year! You can show your support by going to the Cross Country Canada
page on Facebook and liking her design the one with the polar bear
skiing. See the following link:

https:www.facebook.comcccskiposts2370281453003001
https:www.facebook.comcccskiposts2370281453003001

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