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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 three 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.
  • Rankin Ski Trail is located at Red Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. These well-groomed cross-country ski trails run through wind-sheltered, rolling woodlands. The trails have more of a wilderness feel to them with some nice hills on the north end of the site. [NOTE: Rankin Ski Trail will be closed for the 2016-17 season.]

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 — Suntrail Source for Adventure, Midwestern Communication and Dan & Jackie Mersich. We would also like to thank our many other sponsorsmembers 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

Excellent 2015-6 Nordic Ski Season for GBN Skiers

Georgian Bay Nordic Year-End Update by Timothy Smith While the nordic ski season is nearing an all-too-soon close, there are still exciting times ahead for our racers. First an update on some recent results: The Final O-Cup of the year was held last week in...
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What a Great Jackrabbits Season!

Year-End Jackrabbits Update by Keith Day & Aimee Vereecke What a great Jackrabbits cross-country ski season!! Jackrabbits were out in large numbers every Saturday this year. You looked great out there on the trails. We have had a very committed group of talented...
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2015-2016 Season Year-End Ski Trail Updates

Sawmill Nordic Centre Update by Fred Scheel Our 2016 cross-country ski season has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride as far as temperature and snow conditions were concerned. However, the Sawmill Nordic Centre cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in Hepworth,...
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Thanks to This Year’s Ski Race Volunteers

Ski Race Coordinator 2016 Summary by Ruth Scheel This season the four different nordic events that we hosted relied on a large group of volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them and inform the members at large as to the huge number of people who...
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Bruce Ski Club Website Gets a Spring Update

Now that spring is almost here, we thought that it was time to give the Bruce Ski Club website an update. It’s the same address (, but the website has a clean new look. Gone is the blow-up of the Pro l binding. Now we have the great shot...
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Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

The latest conditions for the cross-country ski trails at all three 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

Sun 13 Mar 12:53pm

Trail is still 90 snow covered. The Chute is bare and the back part of Sheldons has a 20 foot bare patch. Snow is old and dirty. We will not groom anymore unless we get some fresh snow which is probably unlikely.

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

Sat 5 Mar 8:01pm

The trail was groomed on Saturday evening, and should set up for a sensational Sunday. This could be the last dance of the year so get out there and shake it up!
Thanks to our major landowner Ron Gatis for generously sharing his property with us again this year.

Bruce Ski Club - Rankin Ski Trail header - solo cross-country skier
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Jackrabbits – January 28, 2016

We are in to week 3, our numbers look great, ~80. Looking forward to SS special (individual and family race- new this year), Carnival on the 20th.

Sawmill Ski Trail - Jan 28, 2016