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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

From the President, October 2018

Hello, fellow cross-country ski enthusiasts. Another ski season is rapidly approaching, and it’s time to get excited about it.

Sawmill Nordic Centre Report – October 2018

Time to get ready for this year’s Nordic season. Here is hoping for lots of snow for our new PistenBully Edge to groom.

Colpoys Ski Trail Report – October 2018

There are a few changes happening at the Colpoys trail this year and hopefully all for the better. A new trail captain and a new groomer are on board for this year.

Registrar’s Report – October 2018

Once again, fall is in the air. It will soon be time to plan your winter activities and join the Bruce Ski Club.

Race Report – October 2018

The 24th Suntrail Special cross-country ski rac is scheduled for February 17th, 2019. We hope you can join us as a volunteer or racer!

Jackrabbits Report – October 2018

In the last two years our Jackrabbits program has reached a level of unparalleled growth. Given this growth, last year we had to limit our enrollment to 100 kids.

Letter from the Editor – October 2018

Well, I’m glad that’s over… I’m referring to that long hot, humid, sweaty, exhausting, wet and wild summer. I’m looking forward to the polar opposite of that oppressive heat…The World Snow Day on January 20th.

Special Teams Update – October 2018

In early March 2018, eight skiers from the Central Bruce and Owen Sound Special Olympics Nordic Ski teams participated in the Special Olympics Provincial Qualifying race at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Orillia.

Georgian Bay Nordic Update – October 2018

Georgian Bay Nordic is up and (literally) running once again for the 2018/19 season. We had a very successful Pure Grit Trail Run again in June thanks to the dedication and hard work of many volunteers.

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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Sat 17 Nov 3:19pm

People are skiing. We packed most of the trail this morning but I am guessing that the upcoming weather forecast will wipe out our efforts. Should be good for a couple of days. Later, Fred

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