Cross Country Skiing
Explore by ski!
Grey-Bruce is passionate about skiing! They’ve formed ski clubs, secured land for use, and developed trail networks. Many ski trails are groomed and trackset, and community paths (including rail trails!) get lots of ski use. Plus, there are numerous marked routes for backcountry exploration.
No need to come equipped - cross-country ski rentals are available from Suntrail Outfitters in Hepworth which has a whole room dedicated to the sport.
There are over a dozen forests in Grey County that are maintained for winter usage.
Sawmill Ski Trails in Hepworth is one of the most popular and progressive sites, where racers train and events are hosted. It offers groomed trails for both classical and skate-skiing, loops for beginners and experts, and even a lit loop for night laps.
Sauble Beach Cross-Country Ski Trail is an 18 km network that’s well groomed, well-marked, delightfully
hilly and not busy. On weekends you can finish your tour at the on-site
chalet where free hot cider awaits.
Colpoy's Ski Trail follows the Bruce Trial in part, up on the Niagara Escarpment with dramatic views across Colpoy's Bay. The groomed loop is gently rolling through sheltered woods and open fields.
Stoney Island Conservation - Cross Country Ski Club maintains trails all winter, you can also snowshoe here.
Backcountry enthusiasts head to Bruce Peninsula National Park to ski to the Grotto, Cyprus Lake and across Singing Sands. On the Bruce Trail, the Devil’s Monument near Cape Chin North is a striking destination that comes with a view.