Southern Ontario cross-country skiing guide

by Terry Burt-Gerrans

Publisher: Stoddart in Toronto

Written in English
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Edition Notes

StatementTerry Burt-Gerrans ; [illustrations and maps by Dave McWilliams].
LC ClassificationsGV854.8.C2 B87 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL421418M
ISBN 101550461265
LC Control Number98126136

  Ontario is a mecca for outdoor activities. I have always been an avid hiker, camper and nature lover, making me well-positioned living in Southern Ontario. And as my children have gotten older, we’ve been out more and more and more. And I am constantly searching out the best hiking trails for families in Southern Ontario.   For those interested in fun things to do in Ontario in winter, special weekend packages are available that include accommodations, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The accommodations at Sherwood Inn are well-suited to both couples and larger groups and include a selection of spacious suites and private cabins. Skiis & Biikes: the leading Canadian, independent, full-service ski and snowboard retailer with 4 locations. Ski Tuning, Boot Fitting & Kids Buy-Back Services.   Thanks to the Great Lakes, Ontario has two snowbelt areas which can extend km+ from the lake. Horseshoe Resort falls on the Southern edge of the snow belt generated from Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. Toronto, as you can see in the snowbelt map below, is too far away from Lake Huron to be in the snowbelt.

  Mont Orford: Best cross country skiing in southern Quebec but bring your own food! - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Orford, Canada, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews. Don't hibernate this winter! Cross-country skiing is a great way to get outside, get some exercise and have some fun with minimal planing or expense. Even if the snow is up to your armpits and you've surrendered your shovel to the snow gods, you can still slap on your cross-country skis and do some exploring in your backyard or local park.   Toronto may not be known for ski trails, but the area around it has some of Ontario’s best cross country skiing trails. Algonquin Park’s Fen lake Ski Trail and Leaf Lake Ski Trail are consistently rated two of Southern Ontario’s best for cross country skiers. There is no admission fee to Algonquin Park, but the vehicle permit fee is $   The more than 60 km of groomed and wilderness cross country skiing trails inside Algonquin Park, give the Eco-Lodge one of the largest trail systems in Ontario. Seclusion of the highest order is what you'll find here- just you, your skis, and the calming vacuum of a fresh snowfall.

  Trail passes include access to our iconic ft. Suspension Bridge which is the longest in southern Ontario. Expert cross-country skiers may ski down, then take their skis off and walk across the footbridge to enjoy the spectacular views. Less experienced skiers can easily hike down in their ski boots. One of the snowshoe trails crosses the TripAdvisor reviews.   One of southern Ontario’s largest ski/snowboard parks, Brimacombe has been in operation for 80 years! Options for kids include 6-week and 8-week ski and snowboard programs for ages 5–12, parent-and-tot lessons (ages 2–4), and ski/snowboard camps during PA days, Christmas break, and March break. London & Southern Ontario Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Trails Only for the adventurous at heart. Pack your equipment along with you as you venture along southern Ontario, Canada. The on-site restaurants at the 5 stars hotels in Southern Ontario, Ontario, let you do just that. You’ll even be able to book a room (or perhaps a penthouse?) at first-rate hotels near the region’s can’t-miss sights and most bustling shopping centers.

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Some of the best cross-country skiing trails in Canada can be found in Southern Ontario, within easy driving distance of major metropolitan centres. Avid Nordic skier Terry Burt-Gerrans travelled to over 20 locations and tested dozens of diverse trails to produce this lively and informative :   Cross-Country Skiing [Caldwell, John] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Cross-Country Skiing Buying this book helps spread literacy in Southern Ontario. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at any time. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in 4/5(1).

To help you identify the areas that match your own passions, the chapter entitled Cross- Country Skiing and Snowshoe- ing in Ontario provides a big- picture look at Ontario. Along with the size and climate of each area, it details the major physical landforms and unique historical landmarks found throughout the province.

"The condo option was new, high end and fantastic with everything you need while the resort has everything you could possibly need for young kids - skiing, skating, hockey, tubing, mini snowmobiling - the outdoor p " "Perfect winter getaway for our family with 2 children ages 7 and 5.

Looking for a NEW Nordic Ski or Snowshoe Trail. Find concise reviews of cross-country or skate skiing and snowshoeing resorts and forest tracts, in Ontario, Canada.I have written all the reviews with maps and photos and been to most of the locations many times to help make your next choice for an outing a great one.

Whether you are a downhill skier, a snowboarder, a cross-country enthusiast or a snow tuber — this is your guide to winter fun at Ontario's best ski resorts.

Healthy outdoor activities and the promotion of healthy lifestyles while engaging with family and community have always been the appeal of skiing, riding and sliding on snow; its what we.

Cross Country Ski Ontario has made the difficult decision to cancel our Ontario Cup Series and Youth Championships due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and uncertainty regarding travel restrictions.

We know our community will be both disappointed and understanding given the gravity of our current situation with respect to the pandemic. Algonquin Ecolodge has an amazing trail system for cross country skiing. We have over 40km of groomed and wilderness Nordic ski trails inside Algonquin Park, Ontario, right from the front door of the EcoLodge.

And after a day of cross country skiing on the EcoLodge’s track set ski trails what better way to relax than in our outdoor hot tub or sauna, overlooking the forests of Algonquin Park.

In response to the tremendous growth of membership within cross-country ski clubs across the country, Nordiq Canada is committing $, in. Horseshoe Resort Horseshoe Valley Road West, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4M 4Y8 Main: Reservations: [email protected] In the list of the best ski resorts in Southern Ontario, the ski resort Blue Mountain Resort – Collingwood is top with out of 5 stars.

The largest ski resorts offer up to 29 kilometres of slopes (Blue Mountain Resort – Collingwood). The highest ski resorts for skiing in Southern Ontario extend up to an altitude of metres (Devil's Glen).And our tip for the best value for money is.

Cross country skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park. I don’t know too many people who willingly opt for a winter holiday in Canada – let alone in a park where one of the major winter attractions is simply cross country skiing.

But Algonquin Provincial Park, is an underrated winter gem. It’s gorgeous. The trails are lovingly maintained. Southern Ontario’s cross-country skiers love Hardwood Hills, located just an hour north of Toronto.

Voted 6 years in a row by Get Out There Magazine as the best cross-country ski facility in eastern Ontario, Harwood Hills offers a wide variety of trails for all levels.

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Paperback. CDN$ Cross-country ski fans have a lot of choice with the region’s many parks offering first-class groomed trails of varying lengths. Muskoka is so renonwned for its trails, that it hosts a number of Ontario’s major cross country skiing events, and even hosted the Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championships at Arrowhead Provincial Park.

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Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Southern Ontario Cross Country Ski Guide Sep 1 by Terry Burt-Gerrans. Paperback. CDN$ DYK: Algonquin Park was voted by Canadian Geographic Travel as one of Canada's 10 best cross-country skiing getaways.

Ontario lodges and resorts also offer unique opportunities to combine an exploration of wilderness trails with other winter activities. Top 10 Cross-Country Ski Spots; Complete List of Cross-Country Ski Events in Ontario.

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. Cross-country skiing is at the top of the list, since they already have an Ontario Parks pass, and they plan to purchase second-hand equipment. “It doesn’t have to be top-of-the-line stuff.

and cross-country ski resorts. This page lists some of the best ski resorts and cross country ski trails in Ontario. Algonquin Eco-Lodge Algonquin Park, Ontario Blue Mountain Collingwood, Ontario Calabogie Peaks Calabogie, Ontario Chicopee Kitchener, Ontario Devil's Elbow.

Ski tracks made skiing across a frozen lake in cottage country, Ontario Where to go Cross Country Skiing Near Toronto, Ontario. Ontario is flat.

Well, actually it wasn’t so flat while hiking La Cloche in Killarney, but for the most part it is this means is great for biking (like from Toronto to Niagara or around Prince Edward County) in the Summer.

In this video we introduce you to the sport of cross-country skiing (classic style). Starting with a look at the equipment, we then show you how to ski the s. There’s a mile groomed ski trail you must make the best use of. There are a series of loops in the trail, offering different challenges from beginner to advanced level.

The trail is one of the best cross-country skiing experiences in southern Ontario. You can also enjoy snowshoeing. But there are loads of places across Canada that offer cross-country skiing on as much as kilometres of trail.

Here are the top 19 places in Canada for Cross-country Skiing. Cross-country skiing in the Okanagan. Silver Star and Sovereign Lake are a winning duo. Between the two resorts are kilometres of interconnected trails. Glide along 27 km. of cross country ski trails professionally groomed daily for both classic and skate skiing.

Snowshoe across Southern Ontario’s longest ft. Suspension Bridge providing spectacular views of the countryside or explore the 10 km. of pristine snowshoe trails. All trails are well-marked and rated by level of difficulty.

Stokley Creek (#20) and Haliburton (#) are the province's largest ski centres. Hardwood Hills (#70), just an hour north of Toronto, is a favourite of southern Ontario's hardcore skinny skiers. Top Cross Country Ski Areas in Ontario. Click on a ski area or on the name of a ski area below.

Major cross-country destinations are in bold. Northern. Best cross-country skiing resorts in Southern Ontario - Ski resorts with top cross-country skiing in Southern Ontario 0 test reports Unfortunately, there are no evaluations available for this region.

Cross Country Skiing Located only one hour north of Pearson Airport in Toronto, Mansfield offers some of the finest cross country skiing in Southern Ontario.

Our machine groomed and trackset trails wind their way through hundreds of acres of beautiful forest with many picturesque views of the Mulmur Hills.

Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-country Ski Center features km of trails, including a km network for skating stride, which makes it the largest cross-country ski center in North America.

It is located only 7 km apart from the downhill area, where skiers have direct access to the cross-country network. With over 8km of groomed trails provided by volunteers and welcoming landowners, the Thessalon Ski Trail is a picturesque adventure.

Wilderness cross country skiing trails can also be found in Elliot Lake, St. Joseph Island, Wawa, White River and many provincial parks. Order Your Free Guide. Canadian Cross Country Skiing Handbook Leon Ferrari, pp,Polaris Guides A How-to manual combined with a directory of more than Canadian ski areas.

Just a hop, skip and a jump east of Toronto, Pickering has a combined km of prime, cross-country skiing territory running along the shores of Lake Ontario. The trail is divided into three. This resort is the hub for cross-country skiing in Southern Ontario. The trail conditions are always nicely groomed and have spots for open fires on the weekends.

They have some thrilling trails with lots of hills for both beginners and advanced skiers.