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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

President’s Message, November 2018

by Mike Campbell Greetings fellow ski enthusiasts! Looks like the ski season will be off to an early start. Fred is packing the trails as I write this newsletter. It won’t be long before we will get the big groomer out and have some great skiing conditions. I should...

Sawmill Ski Hut Now Open Friday Evenings

by Kelly Rogers For those who love to ski in the evening (or those that work during the day and can only ski in the evening), but do not like changing in the cold... Beginning on Friday, December 28th and on every Friday night throughout the ski season, Gerry’s Place...

Letter from the Editor – November 2018

by Tom Hakala After cruising for a couple of weeks in the hot and humid Caribbean, I was excited to see a lovely layer of snow when I returned to Southern Georgian Bay. I was so excited that I went ahead and registered our club to host an event on the World Snow Day...

Race Report – November 2018

by Ken Clarke Race dates are set for 2019 so mark your calendars. The Great Wolf Invitational is set for Monday, January 14th, 2019. Co-hosted by Bruce Ski Club and OSDSS, this race will once again bring top high school and elementary racers to our trails. The...

Jackrabbits Report – November 2018

by Jason MacDonald Not long now! This year the Jackrabbits program filled up in record time. This year’s limit was reached in only 13 days! A wait list is currently being maintained and more spots may open up in the program if it is decided that we have sufficient...

Sawmill Nordic Centre Report – November 2018

by Fred Scheel Thanks to the many volunteers that helped get our trail ready for the 2018 season. Ralph Suke did the bush-hogging the week after the clean-up, Deanne and Dawn put up all the signage, Fred Schlenker tuned up the Lit Loop and Ron and Fred serviced all...

Colpoys Ski Trail Report – November 2018

by Richard Bonert Thanks to all the volunteers who helped on the 4th November with the fall work party at the trails and thanks to our land owner, Ron Gatis, welcoming us back for the winter. The trails are in good shape and will operate as usual with snow-cleared...

Registrar’s Report – November 2018

by Ruth Scheel Registrations have been coming in steadily and we are looking forward to a great season. A couple of things to share: The early bird fees will end on November 20, 2018, so if you have not registered by then you must pay the full amount. As of December I...

Georgian Bay Nordic Update – November 2018

by Marilyn Suke Our now large (18 members) club has had a very active Fall. Training regularly at Sawmill Trails and Harrison Park as well as roller ski practices on whatever clean and quiet road will allow us to train safely. Our Love Your Skis event saw many pairs...

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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 22 Jan 1:25pm

Ron and I tried grooming with the Piston Bully today. In some areas it went very well and in others the snow conditions are still too thin. Until we get a good dump, Pisten Bully grooming is on hold. The trail is in great shape otherwise. Enjoy, later, Fred

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Fri 4 Jan 7:07pm

Looking forward to a great first Jackrabbits session Saturday. Checked out the trails today and they are in great shape and we are all ready to go! See you at 9:55 tomorrow morning. Groups depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp!!

Jason M.