Sawmill Trail Conditions

Tue 1 Dec 3:46pm

Well, how about this snow. We had 8 inches of snow this morning at the trail. Ron and I packed the trail for 5 hours in preparation for grooming tomorrow. The snow is heavy and will be slow but it is skiable. The Sawmill has become a winter wonderland. Enjoy, later,...

Colpoys Trail Conditions

Tue 1 Dec 4:00 pm

Stay tuned for the latest update.

Jackrabbit Update

Tue 1 Dec 4:00 pm

Stay tuned for the latest update.

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.

Trail reports: Trail condition reports are posted on our website and Facebook page. These are based on the last time the trails were groomed or checked. Conditions may have changed since the last report due to weather or other circumstances. As always, please ski with caution.

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 News

Soup for Julian Event a Big Success

On Saturday, February 22, Bruce Ski Club hosted a Soup for Julian event at Sawmill Nordic Centre to raise funds to support Julian Smith's journey to the cross-country skiing world cup circuit. The event was a great success, with beautiful weather, lots of Jackrabbits...

Julian Smith Finishes Second at US Super Tour (Video)

Top male cross-country skiers gathered this week in Theodore Wirth Park in Minnesota for the U.S. SuperTour. Bruce Ski Club and Georgian Bay Nordic member Julian Smith came in second. Congrats, Julian! Check out MN Cross Country Ski World Cup's Instagram video of the...

Julian Smith in Thunder Bay

While we were having a great time at Sawmill Trails skiing, snowshoeing and selling soup for Bruce Ski Club and Georgian Bay Nordic member Julian Smith on World Snow Day, Julian was participating at his trails in Thunder Bay, Lappe Nordic.

Julian Smith on the Podium!

On Friday, January 24th 126 men lined up for the 1.5 km classic sprint qualifier at the Craftsbury, Vermont US Super Tour. Bruce Ski Club and Georgian Bay Nordic member Julian Smith was 6th in a time of 3:21.34. With only the top 30 qualifying for the quarter finals,...

Awesome Adult Afternoon Ski Lessons

Suntrail Source for Adventure and Georgian Bay Nordic would like to invite all adults to a fun afternoon ski lesson on Saturday, February 8th at the Sawmill Trails in Hepworth. This is a great way to brush up on new ski skills (skate or classic) and fine tune the old...

President’s Message – December 2019

by Mike Campbell Greetings from the president’s office. Well didn’t that little taste of winter we had only add to the anticipation of the start of the ski season? Our volunteers have been hard at it getting everything ready. It starts with the ski swap and trail work...

Julian Smith Training Hard for Upcoming Racing Season

by Heidi Tones Julian Smith, both a Bruce Ski Club and Georgian Bay Nordic member, has been training hard for the upcoming racing season. He has had National Ski Team training camps in Mont Tremblant, Canmore, and Thunder Bay. He is currently in Canmore preparing for...

The Health Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

Even if you’ve only been cross-country skiing a few times, you know how good you feel once you’re done. But a couple of recent studies show that cross-country skiing also provides a number of health benefits. In a study published September 2019 in the journal...

Moonlight Ski and Potluck at Sawmill Nordic Centre

The club will kick off its Friday Ski nights with a Moonlight Ski and Potluck at the Sawmill Nordic Centre on January 10, 2020. Bring your ski friends and family, some food to share, and your own crockery, cutlery and beverages. It will be a perfect night to ski by...

Registrar’s Report – December 2019

by Heidi Tones Registration is well underway and we thank you for using So far we have 716 members signed up and I imagine that will grow as the snow is still to come! If you still need to register and can not access zone4, paper copies are now available at...

Letter from the Editor – December 2019

by Tom Hakala We have been working on a few ideas that we think will help Bruce Ski Club members connect this season. There are also events that we hope will reach out to the community beyond our club. First of all, we have set up a Facebook Group called ‘Bruce Ski...


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