The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, South Georgian Bay

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Make the most of your visit to Blue Mountain by enjoying a day of cross country skiing at one of the popular trails near our Lodges at Blue Mountain. Whether you are a ski enthusiast or a beginner, you are sure to enjoy a day of cross country skiing through one of Canada’s most scenic natural landforms, the Niagara Escarpment. Enjoy the natural snow-covered landscape as you venture through some of Ontario’s finest cross country ski trails.

Highlands Nordic

Highlands Nordic has hosted many national team events, so you will ski like the professionals when you visit this world class Nordic facility! The 24km of natural cross country skiing trails at Highlands Nordic offer some of the best views in the region. A day at Highlands Nordic is a guaranteed great time for the whole family and is conveniently located only minutes from Collingwood.

Telephone: 705.444.5017

Website: highlandsnordic.ca

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Enjoy 27km of professionally groomed cross country skiing trails at this year-round destination. Situated at the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, the cross country skiing trails at Scenic Caves give skiers a breathtaking view of Collingwood Harbour. Scenic Caves Nordic Centre also offers a warming facility, equipment rentals lessons and snack bar.

Telephone: 705.446.0256

Website: sceniccaves.com

Wasaga Nordic Centre

From the challenging High Dunes Trails to the relaxed Blueberry Trail, the 30km of scenic cross country skiing trails at Wasaga Nordic have it all. As visitors ski through the stunning forest trails at Wasaga Nordic Centre, they are likely to see white tailed deer and winter birds. Located just 20 minutes from our Lodges at Blue Mountain, Wasaga Nordic Centre also features equipment rentals, a warm up center and refreshments.

Telephone: 705.429.0943

Website: wasagabeachpark.com/cross-country-skiing

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Ski Trails

50 km of un-groomed, marked nordic ski trails can be accessed from Grey Road 2, south of Grey Road 19. Due to the vast number of intersections, a trail map is highly advised and available for purchase from the local Visitor Centre. Note that no walking or snowshoeing is allowed at Kolapore.

Website: kolaporetrails.org

Eleventh Line Trails

A series of small, un-groomed loop trails connect to the Georgian Trail in Collingwood. Deer sightings are common. Drive west on Mountain Road approximately 2 km to the Eleventh Line on your right. Go to the end of the road to park.

Pretty River Valley Provincial Park 

From Collingwood, go west on Mountain Road to 10th Line and turn left. Drive to Sideroad 33-34 and turn right. Drive west to Collingwood-Clearview Townline where there is a parking lot 500 meters past the Townline on the left. This picturesque forest trail is approximately 6 km.

Website: ontarioparks.com/park/prettyrivervalley

Loree Forest Loop

The Loree Forest has 7 km un-groomed loop trail that is part of the Bruce Trail. Head up Mountain Road to the roundabout, take the Scenic Caves Road turn and follow this road to Banks. Turn right and stay on this road until you see the sign for Loree. Roadside parking is available.

The Georgian Trail

The 34 km un-groomed linear trail is the perfect place for uncomplicated cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. It follows the route of the original northern railway along the southern shore of Georgian Bay. Each kilometre throughout the trail is signed and maps are located at major access points.

Website: georgiantrail.ca