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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 News

Awesome Adult Afternoon Ski Lessons

Suntrail Source for Adventure and Georgian Bay Nordic would like to invite all adults to a fun afternoon ski lesson on Saturday, February 8th at the Sawmill Trails in Hepworth. This is a great way to brush up on new ski skills (skate or classic) and fine tune the old...

President’s Message – December 2019

by Mike Campbell Greetings from the president’s office. Well didn’t that little taste of winter we had only add to the anticipation of the start of the ski season? Our volunteers have been hard at it getting everything ready. It starts with the ski swap and trail work...

Julian Smith Training Hard for Upcoming Racing Season

by Heidi Tones Julian Smith, both a Bruce Ski Club and Georgian Bay Nordic member, has been training hard for the upcoming racing season. He has had National Ski Team training camps in Mont Tremblant, Canmore, and Thunder Bay. He is currently in Canmore preparing for...

The Health Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

Even if you’ve only been cross-country skiing a few times, you know how good you feel once you’re done. But a couple of recent studies show that cross-country skiing also provides a number of health benefits. In a study published September 2019 in the journal...

Moonlight Ski and Potluck at Sawmill Nordic Centre

The club will kick off its Friday Ski nights with a Moonlight Ski and Potluck at the Sawmill Nordic Centre on January 10, 2020. Bring your ski friends and family, some food to share, and your own crockery, cutlery and beverages. It will be a perfect night to ski by...

Registrar’s Report – December 2019

by Heidi Tones Registration is well underway and we thank you for using So far we have 716 members signed up and I imagine that will grow as the snow is still to come! If you still need to register and can not access zone4, paper copies are now available at...

Letter from the Editor – December 2019

by Tom Hakala We have been working on a few ideas that we think will help Bruce Ski Club members connect this season. There are also events that we hope will reach out to the community beyond our club. First of all, we have set up a Facebook Group called ‘Bruce Ski...

Sawmill Nordic Centre Report – December 2019

by Fred Scheel For the first time in the history of the Bruce Ski Club we had snow on November 6th. Since then we have had at least 10 days of skiing, however a mild spell the last week of November has wiped out most of our snow. Since the last newsletter the...

Colpoys Ski Trail Report – December 2019

by Richard Bonert A big thank you to all of you who helped with the fall work on Saturday, 16th November. The turn-out of about 20 persons despite of snow of up to 10 inches, allowed us to work over all trail sections. The trails are in good shape. Sadly, the snow was...

Race Report – December 2019

by Ken Clarke We have race dates! This season the Bruce Ski Club will be hosting three races at Sawmill Nordic Centre: The Great Wolf Invitational - Monday, January 13th The Suntrail Special Paraffin Series - Sunday, February 9th CWOSSA - Tuesday, February 11th. Our...

Jackrabbits Report – December 2019

by Jason MacDonald Not long now! This year the Jackrabbits program once again filled up very quickly. We also have many new coaches joining us for the 2020 season. We can’t wait for lessons to begin in January! Your coach will contact you prior to the start day on...


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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.

Bruce Ski Club - Sawmill Nordic Centre header - two people classic cross-country skiing

Mon 20 Jan 7:31pm

We groomed today with our Piston Bully. Trail in very good shape, track and skate set. Sorry for late report, had some internet issue. This report should serve you well for tomorrow. Later, Freddy and the Groomers.

Bruce Ski Club - Colpoys Ski Trail header - a group of cross-country skiers

Sun 19 Jan 1:49pm

Most of the trails have been groomed
and track set this morning. Ron’s trail
and the beaver pond trail wet have
NOT be groomed !
A portapotty will be ordered Monday.
have a great ski
your trail captain and groomer
Richard Neil

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

Fri 10 Jan 8:39pm

Given the deterioration of the trails and the anticipated weather conditions, it has been decided that we will have to cancel our lessons for tomorrow January 11th.

Thanks for your understanding and hope to see you all with lots of snow on the ground come January 18th!

Jason MacDonald
Jackrabbits Coordinator