Indulge yourself during the winter-spring months in Ontario’s numerous cross county winter Nordic ski areas. Most x-country ski areas are associated with ski area destinations north of Toronto. Most areas provide lessons, and rental equipment packages. Many Ontario resorts have cross country ski trails on site, and provide guests with equipment at a minimum charge. Overnight x-country ski getaways are often combined with a more diverse winter experience including, snowshoeing, snow tubing, of a visit to a winter carnival. Many areas have specials during National Ski Week, Family Day, and March Spring Break and sometimes Easter weekend depending on the time of year and spring snow for skiing.
COUPLES & PETS
Algonquin Park, Authentic Log Cottages & Cabins.
Couples Escape to Connect & Discover!
Carbon Neutral*, All-Inclusive, Exclusive Rustic Lodge.
Breakfast & Dinner (simple and gluten free) All-Inclusive Daily!!
3 Authentic Log Cabins with Real Wood Fireplace.
6 Log Jacuzzi Cottages with Real Wood Fireplace.
FREE Algonquin Park Pass for the Hiking trails and Museums.
Nestled among the tall, whispering pines and majestic, cascading waters of the Madawaska River lays the Adventure Lodge. A Hideaway to connect with and discover Algonquin Park nature while connecting and discovering each other. Pet Friendly. Created and Built in 2003 as a rustic and very simple and quiet Algonquin Couples Retreat.
Summer free Canoes and Kayaks
Winter free Snowshoes
Located on an abandoned railway line on the Madawaska River, which is perfect for walking or biking. Nearby Horseback riding, and endless Algonquin Hiking trails. Winter endless Cross Country ski trails.
The Couples Resort “Romance should always be so Tempting”
Trails in Algonquin Park, hiking in the Town and around the lake…winter is great.
1st Class Gourmet Dining. 5 Course Dinners Awarded a Top 10 Dining Experience by North American Inns.
Wine Spectator Awarded Wine Cellar. “One of the best in the World” Leading Spas of Canada approved Organic Algonquin Spa.
Horseback riding and Dog Sledding all here at Algonquin Park.
48 Intimate Ultra Luxury accommodations, from 600 to 1500 sq ft each Jr. Suite or Cabin has a very large double Jacuzzi in front of the Wood Burning Fireplace, all with Private Decks overlooking the Lake.
Many accommodations are Opulent and furnished by The Art Shoppe of Toronto having their own Outdoor Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Bath, Double Walk-in Shower with 4 Shower Heads and 50” Plasma TV.
Ontario’s Only 5 STAR Lakeside RESORT.
Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain is a four season Chalet Resort located in the scenic Town of The Blue Mountains, 90 min north of Toronto close to the shores of Georgian Bay. Our Swiss-style and Executive-style chalets and cottages are nestled at the base of Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort. 4 to 9 bedroom chalets can accommodate from 4 to 22 people – perfect for families and groups! Full kitchen, wood burning fireplace, sauna or hot tub or Jacuzzi, cable TV, over sized living/dining rooms and large deck. We are a Pet Friendly resort with a dedicated Pet Park.
Blue Spruce Resort is a spectacular fully equipped Cottage Resort and Motel, perfectly at home in nature’s domain located in a world, simply, unto itself.
Blue Spruce Resort is located on the shores of Oxtongue Lake, 5 minutes from the West Gate of Algonquin Park. Come and enjoy the old-fashioned winter that you remember. The snow stays white, you can see the stars, and skating on the floodlit lakeside rink is a toe-tingling pleasure. Our own cross-country ski trails are groomed and track set, if that is your sport. Return to the warmth of your own fireplace in our most comfortably furnished cottages and suites. Algonquin Park has 90 kilometers of cross-country ski trails available in three trail networks. We do have brand new private trails specific for snowshoeing as well; although snowshoeing is also permitted on the sides of our Cross Country Ski Trails. The lovely 5 kilometer Beetle Lake trail hike that winds its way around the north end of Oxtongue Lake is available from the Resort.
We have one, two and three bedroom cottages which all have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, gas BBQ’s and fully equipped kitchens. Studios and Suites are single bedroom with a kitchen. Suites have a fireplace, just bring your food and everything is ready for you to enjoy your holiday.
Bondi Village maintains our own 20 km ski trail network that starts from your cottage door. This single track trail system is uncrowded and offers a variety of terrain and some spectacular views. We offer showshoeing and snowshoe rentals at Bondi. Ski equipment sales and rentals are nearby. Algonquin and Arrowhead Park ski areas are just a few minutes drive from Bondi. Alpine skiing is available at Hidden Valley, just 12 km away. Other adventures like dog sledding and horse drawn sleigh rides can be arranged locally.
Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake
Nordic Skiing Trails at Ogopogo Resort: Twin Lakes Nordic Ski Trails offers 10 kms of track set classic and Skate skiing and is located just steps away from Ogopogo Resort. We sell ski passes here at the resort and provide trail maps which will give you access to many of the other great Nordic ski trails in the area. Package your ski trip with a cozy cottage right here on Mountain Lake where we feature a large ice skating rink on the lake with flood lights for your night skating pleasure and of course a bon fire to help warm up your fingers and toes.
Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures – x-country skiing
With our unique location high atop the Mountain, the Nordic Centre sits amidst a 200 year old forest, on 370 acres of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment. Glide along 27 km of cross country ski trails professionally groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Perched high atop the mountain, the unique geographic location provides an excellent elevation for snow conditions and consistent temperatures. Warm up by a roaring fire in the rustic chalet serving delicious hot foods. The newest brands of cross-country boots, skis and poles may be rented as well as Baby Gliders . Also available: change rooms, ski waxing hut and lessons (reservations required). Open 7 days a week from December to March, including holidays.
Visit the website for details: www.sceniccaves.com
Frost Centre Ski Trails
~ 26 kms of professionally groomed and track-set XC-ski trails
~ On-trail warm up cabins
~ Ski rentals available
~ 3 Hours from Toronto
For great cross-country skiing visit the Frost Centre Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Eight stacked loops of trails provide access to a winter wonderland that features rugged terrain, mature hardwood forests; majestic stands of white pine and hemlock, cliff top lookouts and frozen waterfalls.
Experience the best of winter by skiing Wye Marsh. The 22km of groomed cross country ski trails meander through out the Wye Marsh National Wildlife Area, offering a diverse range of trails perfect for both the beginner and expert skier. Skiers will be delighted with scenic panoramic lookouts of the Wye Valley as well as excellent nature viewing opportunities. Many skiers may want to take some seed out on the trails to feed the chickadees too! Cross country ski rentals are available.
For more information on our ski trails please visit www.wyemarsh.com/trails-to-walk-bike-or-ski
Ski all season with a membership to Wye Marsh, starting from $50. To learn more visit www.wyemarsh.com/membership
We are a full service nordic ski and mountain bike centre providing trails for all levels of riders and skiers. We are open seven days a week and offer rentals, retail nordic ski and bike shop, lessons, cafe and children’s programs.