Discover the Best Cross Country Skiing Resorts
Muskoka has some of the best cross country ski trails in Ontario, just waiting to be discovered.
Arrowhead Provincial Park is widely considered to be one of the top cross country skiing destinations in Canada, even hosting the prestigious Canadian Masters tournament. With over 30km of meticulously groomed tracks waiting to be explored, Arrowhead Provincial Park should definitely be on the bucket list for the avid skier. For beginners who are just starting out, Arrowhead has a number of great beginner and intermediate tracks, as well as a full fleet of rentals.
Algonquin Park is another great cross country skiing destination, with over 100km of trails carved out of a beautiful wilderness setting. Ontario’s most famous provincial park features three groomed, track-set trails and one wilderness trail. If you need equipment, be sure to stop at Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake location just west of the park entrance for one of the area’s largest rental fleets.
A couple of local favourites, Gravenhurst Muskoka KOA offers 15kms of groomed and track-set cross country ski trails through their 785 acres of wilderness. Ski equipment and snowshoes are available to rent, and these trails are only minutes from both Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. Just up the road off Hwy 11 is the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre, a ‘local’s know‘ ski park with 16.5km of groomed, track set trails.
Ski and Stay
A number of resorts groom their own cross country ski trails on-site, perfect for guests looking for great trails and convenience. There is nothing better than hitting the trails all day and skiing right back to your room to relax and recharge at night.
|Resort||Region||XC Ski Trails
|Cedar Grove Lodge||Huntsville||7km||Small selection|
|Bondi Village Cottage Resort||Lake of Bays||20km||No|
|Blue Spruce Resort||Lake of Bays||14km||Yes|
|Bayview Wildwood Resort||Gravenhurst||8km||Yes|
|Sherwood Inn||Muskoka Lakes||1km||Yes|