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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

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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Colpoys Ski Trail Update – February 2017

An update on the Colpoys Ski Trail, including news about the trail conditions, the changing weather earlier in the year and the search for a Trail Captain.

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Weather in Wiarton, Ontario

Chance of Snow
Sunday
Chance of Snow
High 1°/Low -2°
40%
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High 2°/Low -2°
10%
Overcast
Tuesday
Overcast
High 8°/Low 5°
20%
Snow
Wednesday
Snow
High 5°/Low -8°
60%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
High -5°/Low -8°
20%
Partly Cloudy
Friday
Partly Cloudy
High -6°/Low -8°
20%

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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Sun 26 Feb 5:23pm

The Weatherman is playing too many tricks on us. We have a great base that has been and is being bombarded by super mild temperatures. We have been diligent in preserving this base by keeping equipment off the trail, however we are anxious to groom and give our membership a lovely cushion of snow to ski on. We need cooler temperatures and a little fresh snow to get back on track. Looking at the forecast, this could happen by the middle of the week. In the meantime, skating is good, classic sucks, we have no track yet. For the enjoyable future, later, Fred Scheel.

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Jackrabbits

This Saturday is the Jackrabbit Carnival! Fun activities and teamwork!