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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

23rd Annual Suntrail Special – February 9, 2018

The 23rd annual Suntrail Special cross-country ski race is a little over a month away. For more information on the race and registration, check out the Suntrail Special page....

SOD Paraffin Series 2017/18

Cross County Ski Ontario has announced the 2017/18 dates for the SOD Paraffin Series cross-country ski races. This includes the Suntrail Special on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at our club’s Sawmill Nordic Centre in Hepworth.

Letter from the President – November 2017

We have two great announcements to make! Our club has received a $20,000 grant from the Grey Bruce Community Foundation towards the purchase of our new groomer. Thank you, Community Foundation!

Letter from the Editor – November 2017

It’s time for my 2018 winter prognostication… In a phrase, ‘LOTS OF SNOW’. That seems to be the consensus across the board.

Treasurer’s Report – November 2017

Thank you to the many members of the club who donated to the groomer fund. So far this year we have received $8,300 in donations.

Weather in Wiarton, Ontario

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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.

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Tue 16 Jan 1:09pm

Trail is in amazing shape. Both classic and skate trail have been groomed and will continue so all week. Weather on weekend might get above zero but should have little effect on our base. Enjoy, Fred

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Mon 15 Jan 9:25am

The fields and Bert’s Blvd have new tracks this morning. All of the trails are opened and trackset again. There are two short wet spots where the Beaverpond meets the West trail that can be skied around. These should be frozen over as we move into the new week.

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Here we go! After a crazy week of weather, we are set to begin Jackrabbits on Saturday! See you at 10am!