Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails

Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails

The Bruce Ski Club maintains cross-country ski trails at locations in Grey and Bruce Counties, Ontario, and a series of snowshoe trails.

The club’s snowshoe and cross-country ski trails can be found at:

  • Sawmill Nordic Centre in Hepworth, Ontario: cross-country skiing (classic and skate) and snowshoeing
  • Colpoys Ski Trail located northeast of Wiarton, Ontario: cross-country skiing (classic only)
  • Rankin Ski Trail at Red Bay on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario: cross-country skiing (classic only) [NOTE: Rankin Ski Trails are closed for the 2016-17 season.]

The Bruce Ski Club offers some of the best cross-country skiing in southern Ontario. For directions from Grey and Bruce Counties or from Toronto or beyond, check out the maps on each of the ski trail pages.

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.

The latest trail conditions for all locations are posted on the Bruce Ski Club website and Facebook page.

Bruce Ski Club does not own any of the land on which our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails sit. We owe a great deal to the landowners who generously allow us to ski or snowshoe on their property. If you meet any of the 14 landowners, please thank them personally for sharing their property.

Help keep our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails clean:

  • Dogs are not allowed on our trails.
  • Pack out your snacks and trash.
  • If you find trash on the trail, pack that out, too.

Sawmill Nordic Centre in Hepworth, Ontario

Bruce Ski Club - Sawmill Nordic Centre, Hepworth, Ontario - Header and Logo - Cross-Country SkiersSawmill Nordic Centre is our most popular location, with 11 kilometers of cross-country ski trails for both novice and advanced skiers. The trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing.

Many of our cross-country ski races and events are held at the Sawmill Nordic Centre.

The centre also features a lit loop for cross-country skiing at night, 5 kilometers of snowshoe trails cut through rolling hardwood and evergreen stands, and a heated ski hut.

For directions and a map of the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, visit the Sawmill Nordic Centre page.

Colpoys Ski Trail located northeast of Wiarton, Ontario

Bruce Ski Club - Colpoys Cross-Country Ski Trails Header and Logo - Group of SkiersThe Colpoys Ski Trail offers 11.5 kilometers of cross-country ski trails running through gently rolling, sheltered woods and open fields. One part of this trail follows the well-known Bruce Trail.

You can also catch great views across Colpoy’s Bay.

For directions and a map of the cross-country ski trails, visit the Colpoys Ski Trail page.

Rankin Ski Trail at Red Bay on the Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Ski Club - Rankin Cross-Country Ski Trails Header and Logo - Skier[NOTE: Rankin Ski Trails are closed for the 2016-17 season.]

Rankin Ski Trail offers 16.1 kilometers of well-groomed cross-country skiing through wind-sheltered, rolling woodlands.

These ski trails have more of a wilderness feel to them with some nice hills on the north end of the site.

For directions and a map of the cross-country ski trails, visit the Rankin Ski Trail page.