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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 — 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

2017 Bruce Ski Club Annual General Meeting

Bruce Ski Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held April 26, 2017, at 7 pm at Heartwood Concert Hall in Owen Sound, preceded by a 6 pm social hour.

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Georgian Bay Nordic’s Track Attack Video 2016/17

Next week Georgian Bay Nordic team will be heading to the Midget Championships in Kawartha. Part of the championship includes a fantastic video competition.

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Early History of the Sawmill Nordic Centre

Laura Robinson shares the early history of the Sawmill Nordic Centre, from the first few trails through a wild forest to a thriving cross-country ski place.

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Grip Waxing Your Cross-Country Skis

Get tips on grip waxing your classic cross-country skis, and learn how to use hard waxes and klister waxes for the best performance on snow.

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Jackrabbits Report – February 2017

Jackrabbits cross-country skiing for children update, including news about the great turnout this year, the need for more volunteers and upcoming events.

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Weather in Wiarton, Ontario

Partly Cloudy
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High 25°/Low 19°
10%
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High 24°/Low 19°
20%
Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Thunderstorm
High 22°/Low 14°
100%
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
High 18°/Low 12°
20%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
High 18°/Low 12°
20%
Clear
Friday
Clear
High 20°/Low 13°
0%

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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Sawmill Saturday 11 March 8am

All trail groomed with Piston Bully,tracks 50% except Kiwanis,Grunt,YoYo and Sheldon’s.
Happy spring skiing, remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.
Harry

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Friday March 3rd – Colpoys

A few inches of snow fell overnight in Colpoys , but having lost all of the fields and large bits of the base it would take a long and sustained return of winter to be able to do any grooming. No skiing at Colpoys.

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Jackrabbits

Well that’s a wrap for this year! Well done to all of our Jackrabbits this season! Thanks to all of our volunteers on a job well done!