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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

Update on Bruce Ski Club Local Hero Julian Smith

On Saturday, February 24th, between 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 pm, the Bruce Ski Club will be hosting a fundraiser for local skier Julian Smith at the Sawmill Nordic Centre.

Groovy Grooming at Colpoy’s and Sawmill

Ever wondered how the Bruce Ski Club trails are groomed? Here’s a quick overview of our snowmobile and PistenBully groomers.

Update on Julian Smith’s Skiing Adventures

Bruce Ski Club and Georgian Bay Nordic skier Julian Smith trains and races across Canada, the USA and Europe. He needs some financial assistance to cover his costs of flights, race entry fees, food and accommodations.

Disappearing Act at Colpoy’s Ski Trail

If you’ve skied at the Colpoys ski trail (and if you haven’t, you really should) you may have noticed a small sign just off the trail to your left as you ski across the field toward the gates. Get up a little closer and you’ll see that it says “Disappearing Stream.”

Amazing Trees Along the Sawmill Ski Trails

Trees in some ways are like people or snowflakes in that no two are exactly the same, and the Sawmill Nordic Centre trails have their share of strange ones (trees I mean!).

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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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Wed 21 Feb 6:45am

Well? We had over 25 mm of rain overnight. The Sawmill base is water logged. We would suggest skiers stay off the trail for the next couple of day in order to avoid scarring the surface. We need colder temperatures and some fresh snow to resume safe skiing. Please stay off the trails today. Later, Fred

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Tue 20 Feb 8:32am

After this wet and mild spell, we’ll need cold temps and fresh snow to get going again. We’ve had 60 ski days so far this year and the trail has been groomed 31 times. Start doing your snow dance!

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Great work all Jackrabbit skiers! See you on Saturday!